The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation


Upcoming Events:

PDCARE Membership
Deadline August 25, 2023

Orientation Days
August 18 & 21, 2023

Fall Professional Development Day
September 28, 2023

PDCARE Gathering in Avalon
October 4-6, 2023

Catechists Night Out

October 19, 2023

October 25, 2023

October 26, 2023

November 9, 2023

November 16, 2023

Advent Day of Reflection
December 7, 2023

Mass for Religious Education
January 13, 2024

Catechetical Convocation
March 23, 2024

Spring Professional Development Day
May 2, 2024

D/CRE Overnight Retreat
May 22-23,  2024


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

Registration is Open!!  
Spring Professional Development Day - St. Helena, Bleu Bell on May 10th, 2023.

New Models for Parish Religious Education Programs - Continuing the Journey

Pastors and Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education are invited.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

Catechetical Sunday- September 17, 2023

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, “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened" Matthew 11:28. This year's theme will highlight the invitation we receive from the Lord Jesus to follow Him and the promise that He doesn’t want to add to our burdens; he wants to lighten them.

Catechetical Sunday-USCCB Resources
Commissioning Service - coming soon