SPRED – Communities of Faith, Communities of Friends
Inclusion for Persons with Developmental or Intellectual Challenges
When Pope Francis visited America, he often left his motorcade or procession to reach out to a child with disabilities, hold that child, and bless him or her.
By words and example, the Pope has calls us to extend the love and the care of Christ to the weakest among us, including those who have developmental disabilities. At Saint Anne, we respond to that call through our SPRED ministry, which welcomes young adults with developmental disabilities to develop a greater sense of God’s love.
If you feel inspired by the Pope’s example, please consider joining the SPRED ministry.
This is not a request to teach, it is an invitation to experience the peace and beauty of God’s presence in our lives in a very unique way. We encourage both men and women to join us. Anyone over the age of 21 is eligible to become a volunteer Helper Catechist, and no experience with persons with disabilities is needed.
We currently have a waiting list of young people that want to join Saint Anne SPRED, but cannot until we locate one-on-one Helper Catechists for them.
As a Helper Catechist, you will not have to lead any lessons, but rather will form a relationship of friendship and inclusion with one of our young adults.
Are you interested in learning more?
Please contact a member of our SPRED Leadership Team