Spred Centers belong to the parish.
                                           Experience has shown that when necessary resources are available
                                                 a parish is able to gather a sufficient number of its members
                                        who form a small community of faith, a community of adult believers
                                                           to welcome those with developmental disabilities
                                                                            and to grow in faith with them
                                        as preparation for their participation in the worship experiences
                                                                              of the parish community.


                                                                               RESOURCES

We provide:

 ANIMATION We help people in local Churches to become aware of the needs of persons with developmental disabilities. We show them how SPRED can assist them in responding to their needs. With the support of the parish leader, we prepare them to take the necessary training.

 MATERIALS for catechesis with the total community and preparation sessions for the catechist community.

Opportunities for OBSERVATION as a learning tool for parish leaders, families, prospective volunteers, catechists.

TRAINING courses  Training can be taken for graduate and undergraduate credit depending on the approval of the college or university.  Workshops, seminars and reflection weekends are offered throughout each Year.

We promote and support area COORDINATION.

SPRED FAMILY LITURGIES at the SPRED Center chapel as a way of modeling for parish leaders, catechists and families, the meaningful ways of participation for persons with developmental disabilities.

 A monthly NEWSLETTER, a reflection on the experience of SPRED ministry .

 

 September 2019      Spred provides the opportunity to experience faith.     

 October 2019            In Spred, no one journeys alone.  Together we live our faith.                            

 November 2019       Spred evangelizes those on the margins of society.                                                               

 December 2019       Julie Hess describes her journey in life, in Spred ministry.                           

 January 2020           Community Religious Workers -The struggle to develop a culture of encounter.                       

 February 2020         God's presence - Relationships  -  Stillness

 March 2020               Elizabeth Sivek shares her experience of animating others, spreading the Good News.        April 2020                 Spred ministry entails the experience of waiting and being filled with hope.                      

 May 2020                   Observation, the best way to learn, to be inspired by the gift of the Holy Spirit.            

 September 2020      Breathing together, protecting the rights of all, being one in Spirit                        

 October 2020            Sacred sharing of stories builds community on our spiritual journey.                    

 November 2020       Greetings from the new Spred Executive Director.                                                                   

 December 2020       We live in the Light - gathered together - Spred - a spiritual home                           

 January 2021           The New Directory for Catechesis              

 February 2021         Forming meaningful relationships - experiencing God's presence

 March 2021              Accompaniment -The Joy of the Gospel - Fratelli Tutti -The  Catechetical Directory                 April 2021                The experience of Personal Expression, a taste of Easter

 May 2021                  Reflecting on life experiences through the Spred method, Vivre.

                                                      

                                                          For more information contact Spred 
                        info@spred.org      julia.spredcrw@sbcglobal.net      e.sivek@sbcglobal.net