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                                                                            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.


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 .


 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.

September 2021      Spred faith formation involves a global intuition, synthesis. 

October 2021            A Spred community experiences an abundance of God's goodness.

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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