SPRED is Back!
After a challenging few years in so many respects, SPRED is back! We had our first in-person meeting on March 12, 2022 and both Catechists and Friends were thrilled to be reunited.
SPRED is a program developed by the Archdiocese of Chicago to foster the religious development of persons with developmental disabilities. The goal is to make it possible for each parish to welcome our Friends into a SPRED group, where they become prepared to participate in the liturgical life of their parish.
Throughout the year, our Friends discover a place where they belong and enjoy meaningful relationships, which not only helps them realize their individual importance to God, but also prepares them to enter community worship at OLW.
If you know anyone interested in joining this ministry, as a Friend or Catechist, please feel free to contact us. For more information on the OLW SPRED program visit our website (and choose SPRED on the drop down). You also may visit the Archdiocese of Chicago SPRED website. Meanwhile, please keep OLW’s SPRED in your thoughts and prayers.
- Tom Aichele, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maureen Loughery, Leader Catechist, Maureen_loughery@yahoo.com
- Beth Ann Finis, Activity Catechist, email@example.com