The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

Mass for Religious Education /Catechists Awards


Catechetical Awards Memo

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez’s Letter

Award Criteria

St. John Neumann Award

Save the Date 2024

To Register your catechists:
Cathedral Awards
For those who are attending mass in the Cathedral only.

Parish Awards
For those who will receive their awards in the parish.



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