To integrate people with
What is SPRED?
Who do we serve ?
Why do we do it?
How do we do it?
Helper catechist – An adult who wishes to share his/her faith in a small faith group comprised of other Helper Catechists and Friends.
Friend – A person with a developmental disability and participant in SPRED.
Method Vivre – A type of symbolic catechesis method used by SPRED to help Friends and Catechists grow in their faith.
Age Groups – SPRED divides Centers by age. Age groups 6-10, 11-16, 17-21 and 22 + Our SPRED team at Old Mission St. Joseph Parish has only a 22+ group.
Want to become a Volunteer Catechist?
We need several SPRED catechists to continue this beautiful ministry at St. Joseph. Do you feel called to serve as a Lead, Helper, or Activities SPRED Catechist? No experience is needed. You must be at least 21 years old. The Oakland Diocese provides SPRED Catechist trainings. Please contact Rowena Radich, if you are interested, wish to attend training, and want to join our extraordinary SPRED ministry.
For more information on SPRED
Everyone should be committed to promoting acceptance, encounter, and solidarity through concrete support and by encouraging renewed hope. In this way, we can contribute to breaking down the isolation and, in many cases, the stigma burdening people with autism spectrum disorders (and other developmental disabilities), and just as often their families.