SPRED

PURPOSE OF SPRED MINISTRY

OLW has formed a small faith community comprised of up to 14 persons: 8 catechists with 6 friends aged 22+, who have developmental disabilities. This ministry ensures a personal experience for all. The program, SPRED, is an Archdiocesan Agency created to bring forth awareness in our special friends as persons of dignity who are loved by God. A welcoming space, the bonds of friendship, the proclamation of the WORD and inclusion in the sacramental life of the parish are essential for growth in faith. Our program facilitates a one – on – one activity, a group spiritual reflection and an agape to foster friendship and religious development.

WHAT IS SPRED SUPPORT MINISTRY?

The program, SPRED, is an Archdiocesan Agency created to bring forth an awareness in our special friends as persons of dignity who are loved by God. A welcoming space, the bonds of
friendship, the proclamation of the WORD and inclusion in the sacramental life of the parish are
essential for growth in faith. Our program will facilitate a one-on- one activity, a group spiritual
reflection and an agape to foster friendship and religious development. We will meet once a
month on a Saturday morning at the Parish Center. Visit www.spred-chicago.org for an overview of the SPecial REligious Development program.

HOW THIS WORKS…

We meet once a month on a Saturday morning at the Parish Center. If you or someone you know is caring for a person with developmental disabilities, OLW would be happy to welcome him/her into this wonderful ministry. Please contact any member of the OLW SPRED ministry team listed below for more information.
Please contact any one of the OLW SPRED ministry team members listed below for more
information. If you’d like to schedule an informal meeting, please contact Maureen or Tom.

WHO TO CONTACT

Tom Aichele Chair spredchair@olwparish.org
Maureen Loughery Leader spredlead@olwparish.org
Beth Ann Finis Activity Catechist spredactivity@olwparish.org
Liam Brady Catechist  
Mark Staker  Catechist  
Malinda Kesteloot  Catechist  
Zamir Hannon  Catechist  
Deacon Tom Corcoran Staff Liason  
Ellen Tomasek OLW Contact for St. Edna’s  
Micki Naylor Advisor from St. Edna’s SPRED programs  
Linda Hoskins Advisor from St. Edna’s SPRED programs