The mission of catechetical formation is to assist parishes in the teaching of the Gospel message by passing on our faith and traditions.
The Office of Catechetical Formation (OCF) is the means by which the Bishop of Cleveland, as pastor of the Local Church and teacher of the faith, directs and moderates all the catechetical activities of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.
In the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, the parish school of religion facilitates an encounter with Jesus Christ through the following:
To find out more about your parish school of religion, contact your parish office view our parish locator.
For information about faith formation in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, please contact the catechetical staff serving your area.
The OCF provides processes for religion certification for parish catechists and high school teachers. The religion certification processes provide catechists, teachers and school administrators with a solid foundation in Church teaching, understanding of catechetical methodology and opportunities for deepening their own personal spirituality.
The Office of Catechetical Formation and Education provides programs, policies, and processes for the training and certification of Parish Catechists. This formation focuses upon the responsibilities connected to catechetical ministry in the parish setting.
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