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Formation & Education

Jesus calls us to teach the faith in our homes, schools, PSR, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry and faith formation programs for all ages.

The Secretariat for Catechetical Formation and Education witnesses to the Gospel through the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. We commit our expertise, experience, and energies to lead and assist those who carry out the educational ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ (Catechesi Tradendae 5)

The Secretariat for Catechetical Formation and Education staff serves as the director and moderator of all catechetical activities for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Sometimes referred to as OCFE (Office of Catechetical Formation and Education), the office collaborates with pastors and other clergy in their mission as catechists, assists parish education leaders in their supervision of parish faith formation, provides ongoing training and resources to assist catechetical programs, such as preparation for sacraments, at the parish level. A vital mission of this office includes supporting the operation, educational instruction and religious teachings of the 108 Catholic schools within the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

Dignity of Person

We believe in the dignity of each person, created in God’s image and likeness, loved and called by God to life everlasting. Therefore, we treat each person with respect and dignity.


We believe that we are responsible to fulfill our specific role in ways that properly utilize the environment and the resources entrusted to us.


We believe that each person is called to achieve full potential of mind, body and spirit. To enable the fulfillment of this potential we pledge to render service to all with sensitivity, compassion and commitment.

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