| SPRED Program
SPRED –Special Religious Development
Faith formation & Sacramental Inclusion for Children & Adults with Special Needs
OLB SPRED began meeting in November of this year. SPRED is a parish based small community of faith serving people with intellectual disabilities/special needs (our friends), their families and catechists. SPRED is based upon an experiential and symbolic catechesis model known as the ‘Vivre’ method. It is respectful and sensitive to the needs of our friends.
The goal of SPRED is to help children and adults with disabilities develop an awareness of God in their lives; an awareness of themselves as persons of dignity, who are loved by God; and an awareness of themselves as an integral part of the parish community as well as the entire Church. To become aware of God in our midst is to believe.
If you are interested in joining us as a Catechist or Friend, please contact:
Suzanne Noonan 847/509-0629
Ron Hartzer 847/564-5493
Mary Beth Manso 847/409-7918
We will gladly provide information as to how you can become a part of this ministry, including becoming a financial benefactor. Most importantly, please keep us in your prayers.