The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

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Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Office for Catechetical Formation (OCF) assists the Archbishop of Philadelphia in his primary responsibility of the teaching of the Catholic Faith. The OCF fosters and supports the catechetical initiatives of the Archdiocesan Catholic Elementary Schools, Parish Religious Education Programs, and Catholic Campus Ministry. To ensure that the beauty and the truth of the Catholic faith is presented with fidelity, the OCF promotes the ongoing faith formation of Administrators, Teachers, Catechists, Newman Chaplains, and Catholic Campus Ministers.

The Our Father Junior High Retreat

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Memorare to St. Joseph
Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who implored your help
and sought your intercession were left unassisted.

Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection.
Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication,
but in your bounty, hear and answer me.
Amen.

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CATECHETICAL SUNDAY THEME

The USCCB has posted the theme for Catechetical Sunday (Sept. 19)- Say the Word and My Soul Shall be Healed.”

For resources and complete information, please go to: https://www.usccb.org/committees/ evangelization-catechesis/leadership-institute-catechetical-sunday-2021

APOSTOLIC LETTER ISSUED “MOTU PROPIO” BY THE SUPREME PONTIFF FRANCIS

“ANTIQUUM MINISTERIUM”

INSTITUTING
THE MINISTRY OF CATECHIST

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