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.
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 .
January 2021 The New Directory for Catechesis
May 2021 Reflecting on life experiences through the Spred method, Vivre.
November 2021 Building A Strong Community of Faith
December 2021 We experience the natural world in our environment & amazing things happen. Laudato Si
January 2022 A new beginning, returning after the pandemic, the joy of coming home to Spred February 2022 Our work in Spred is God's work, God, the source of all goodness.
March 2022 Sharing faith through the experience of building friendships together
April 2022 Experiencing the mystery of God's presence is life changing.
May 2022 Silence and the mystery of silence plays an important role in Spred catechesis.
September 2022 Father Jim McCarthy shares his deepest joy to have a catechesis that brings life and has that life celebrated in the Eucharist.
October 2022 A Spred community expresses its process of evangelizing through the environment. November 2022 Father Jose Santiago OP becomes the Spred chaplain and associate director of Spred.
For more information contact Spred
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