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Call 510-635-7252 or email to register for any of the following meetings, events and/or training dates.


Information Meeting

April 25, 2017 at 7pm

St. Lawrence O'Toole 3695 High St, Oakland, CA 94619

Faith formation for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities in the Diocese of Oakland. If you know someone with developmental disabilities or you would like to find out about volunteering, we invite you to come.

RSVP by April 21, 2017 at info@spredoakdiocese.org o (510)635-7252

SPRED the Word Fundraiser

 April 29th, 2017

440 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA 94526 

SPRED the Word is an annual celebration that begins with a SPRED Liturgy followed by a Dinner-Dance Fundraiser. It began twenty-four years ago as an appreciation dinner for SPRED catechists and is now a grand event for SPRED families, catechists and Friends while fundraising for SPRED’s annual program expenses. SPRED the Word has been celebrated in many parishes throughout the years from St. Isidore in Danville to St. Lawrence O’Toole in Oakland, St. Augustine in Pleasanton, and St.Felicitas in San Leandro to name a few.

RSVP by April 19, 2017 at http://www.oakdiocese.org/ministries-formation/spred/spred-the-word


Observation- English

May 2, 2017 at 6:15pm

St. Paschal Baylon 3705 Dorisa Ave. Oakland, CA 94605

For interested people, parents, volunteers and continuing SPRED catechists - view a SPRED session and watch the Method Vivre (specialized catechesis) unfold in person.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children or walk-ins at this time. RSVP by March 31, 2017 at info@spredoakdiocese.org or (510) 635-7252.


Observacion- Espanol

10 de mayo del 2017 a las 6:15pm

St. Paschal Baylon 3705 Dorisa Ave. Oakland, CA 94605

Para las personas interesadas, padres, voluntarios y continuas catequistas de Spred - ver una sesión SPRED y ver el método Vivre (catequesis especializada) desarrollará en persona.

Desafortunadamente, no podemos acomodar a los niños o personas sin reservas en este momento. RSVP antes del 14 de abril 2017 en info@spredoakdiocese.org o (510)635-7252


SPRED Catechist Luncheon

Saturday May 20, 2017, 12:30-3:30pm 

St. Paschal Baylon 3705 Dorisa Ave. Oakland, CA 94605

All current SPRED Catechists are invited to attend a luncheon honoring them for aiding our Friends on their journey to meeting God.

By Invitation Only.


SPRED Model Center Closing Liturgy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7pm

St. Paschal Baylon 3705 Dorisa Ave. Oakland, CA 94605

 Join the SPRED Model Center in celebrating their end of the year sessions with a special mass. Where one will witness the friendship of Catechists & Frends.

RSVP by May 19, 2017 en info@spredoakdiocese.org o (510)635-7252


WRAP Meeting 

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10am

St. Paschal Baylon 3705 Dorisa Ave. Oakland, CA 94605

The W.R.A.P meeting is held at the end of the cycle to debrief each other on new or ongoing issues at the SPRED centers or any other issue that may arise. We will be discussing changes that must be made in the ministry, new forms for participants, the manuscript order form, potential Friend invitees to the Labor Day retreat, and verification of active Friends and Catechists. 

By Invitation Only.


Helper Catechist Training, a 1-day training course required for all SPRED Catechists:
- Standards and expectations for serving in SPRED ministry
- Importance of preparation phase within small community of faith
- Meaning & purpose of Agape

Intro. to SPRED (2-1), a 2-day training course taken on consecutive Saturdays required for Leader Catechists, Activity Catechists, and Parish Chairpersons:
Part A
- Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities
- History of SPRED Chicago/Oakland & specialized catechetics
- Method Vivre & meeting in a small community of faith
Part B
- Roles & Standards of SPRED 
- Total Community of catechists & Friends 
- Meaning of Faith and Revelation in specialized catechetics


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