SPRED – Special Religious Educational Development


ATTENTION – TRAINING SESSIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS – Are You Looking for a New Way to Share Your Faith? For this program to run next year (2024-2025) we need your assistance! – Training sessions for SPRED will be held on February 10, 17 or 24 from 1 to 6 pm at The Special Religious Development and Resource Center located at 2956 S. Lowe Avenue in Chicago. Attending only one session is required. They will also have additional training opportunities in March – Please email Kelly McCreary, kmccreary@spiritandlightcenter.org, for more information.

SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a program of the Archdiocese of Chicago whose purpose is two-fold: the inclusion of the developmentally disabled into the liturgical and community faith life of the parish and the formation of a small faith community where both special friends and their catechists nurture their faith.

The SPRED program is located at the St. Giles Campus and we offer 2 programs for:

  • Ages 6-10 Years Old – Classes are offered twice a month on Wednesday from 6-7:15 pm
  • Adults 22 Years Old and Older – Classes are offered once a month on Mondays from 6:30-8:15 pm

SPRED OPEN HOUSEWednesday, September 20 at 6 pm in the SPRED room on St. Giles Campus (6-10 years old).

2023-2024 SPRED Calendar (PDF)

SPRED is not available for registration through our online form – Please contact Kelly McCreary at the Spirit and Light Office for SPRED Registration at 708-434-1554 or kmcreary@spiritandlightcenter.org.

Questions? – If you are interested in finding out more information about this ministry as a participant or as a catechist, please contact: