The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation



The Office for Catechetical Formation serves Parish Religious Education Programs (PREP) by providing resources and support to pastors, Directors/Coordinators and catechists particularly through the spiritual and professional development opportunities. The OCF also oversees the Association of Parish Directors/Coordinators/Administrators of Religious Education.

Please see the PREP drown down menu (above) for links to pages on catechetical certification, resources, PD/C/ARE, etc.




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