The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation
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All believers participate in the Church’s catechetical mission. Parents and guardians are the most influential agents of catechesis for their children. Some are called to more specific catechetical roles. Bishops are primarily responsible for catechesis. Priests share the teaching role of the Bishop and are his immediate collaborators. Catechists assist bishops and priests in the catechetical mission. Catechists include: deacons, Catholic school principals and faculty, parish religious education personnel, youth ministers and campus ministers. The Office for Catechetical Formation assists in the preparation and ongoing formation of catechists.

Resources

Catechetical Certification Policy

For Catholic Elementary School Principals, Director/Coordinator for Religious Education, and Catholic Elementary School Teachers:

Master Catechetical Certification Policy

For Catholic Parish Catechists:

Basic Catechetical Certification Policy

Catechetical Institute Courses

OCF Synchronous Courses

PRAYER REQUESTS

The Office for Catechetical Formation (OCF) invites you to submit a confidential prayer intention HERE

Catechetical Sunday- September 18, 2022

Please know of my thoughts and prayers for you and your catechists who have offered your “fiats” in participating in this most sacred and time-honored ministry. This year’s theme, “This is my body given for you, invites us to reflect on the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian life.

Catechetical Sunday-USCCB Resources
Commissioning Service

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