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.
We provide MATERIALS for catechesis with the total community and preparation sessions for the catechist community.
We provide opportunities for OBSERVATION as a learning tool for parish leaders, families, prospective volunteers, catechists.
We provide TRAINING courses. Training can be taken for graduate and undergraduate credit depending on the approval of the college or university. Workshops, enrichment seminars and reflection weekends are offered throughout each Year.
* We provide a monthly PUBLICATION, a reflection on the experience of ministry in SPRED.
We promote and support area COORDINATION.
We provide 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.
December 2018 December 2019
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