Spred

(special religious development)

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What is SPRED?
-Special Religious Development for the developmentally and intellectually disabled.
-Specifically faith formation dedicated to persons with disabilities.
-Small faith communities in local parishes.
-Inviting place & opportunities for parishioners & persons with disabilities to grow in faith.
-Opportunities for our friends to participate in the Liturgy

At St. Rita, our SPRED program is available for those ages 21+(other age groups will also be available in the future). We meet most Wednesdays from 6-8pm.

All are invited to a SPRED Informational Gathering and Open House on Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at St. Rita Church, in Wahl Hall to find out more about SPRED and if this is something for you.

For more information, please contact Mary Kinney, Rockford Deanery SPRED Parish Chairperson, at 815-519-7066 or 1950teapot@att.net.


We truly love the SPRED Program for our daughter. Everyone is so warm, friendly and helpful and what is really special is that persons of ALL abilities are welcome and given the opportunity to thrive in this program. SPRED has truly been a blessing in our daughter’s life!
As always thank you for all you do. The program really, really is a blessing in Megan’s life and I hope others will try it as we did. It’s just so good for her in so many ways- friendships formed, social outings, and of course exploring our wonderful Catholic faith is a way she can relate.
— Maryann, mother of Megan

SPRED Total Community Sessions 2019-2020 AT 6 pm IN wAHL hALL

  1. September 18

  2. October 9

  3. October 30

  4. November20

  5. December 11

  6. December 18 (Christmas Social)

  7. January 15

  8. February 5

  9. March 4

  10. March 25

  11. April 15

  12. May 6

  13. May 27