Special Religious Educational Development (SPRED)


SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a program of the Archdiocese of Chicago whose purpose is two-fold: the inclusion of the developmentally challenged 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 Giles Campus and we offer 3 different programs based on age:

  • Ages 6-10 Years Old – Classes are offered once a month on Wednesday from 5-6:15 pm
  • Ages 11-16 Years Old – Classes are offered once a month on Wednesday from 6-7:15 pm
  • Adults 22+ – Classes are offered once a month on Mondays from 6:30-8:15 pm

2024-2025 SPRED Classes begin the week of September 16, 2024

2024-2025 SPRED Calendar (PDF)

SPRED is not available for registration through our online form – If you are interested in finding out more information about this ministry as a participant or as a catechist, please contact: