The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office of Catechetical Formation

Upcoming Events for Certification

Faculty Retreats – Annually

Certified teachers attending their approved annual elementary faculty retreat are granted one (1) annual update credit for participating in the entire day. Please see the memo regarding approved retreat sites, and for more information on regional faculty retreat days.

Memo on Faculty Retreats from Ann Menna, Deputy Secretary for Catechetical Formation

Other Events for Elective and Annual Credit 

Ignatian Leadership Day (All) 

Catholic Womens’ Conference (All)

Catechist Convocation (All)


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

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Ms. Colleen L. Lindsey as Director of the Office for Catechetical Formation

With great joy we share the following press release with you and article announcing Colleen Lindsey’s appointment at the Director, Office for Catechetical Formation. CLICK HERE to read the full article.