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


SPRED Diocesan Mass at St. Leander
San Leandro

Sunday, October 6, 2019

11:00 am

St. Leander, 550 W Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577

The SPRED Diocesan communities in conjunction with the St. Leander parish community celebrate a special Liturgy for SPRED catechists, Friends and their families. Open to the public. Light refreshments to follow. For more information at please contact [email protected]

Sacramental Seminar for those with Developmental Disabilities

Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am
St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall
3700 Dorisa Ave, Oakland Ca

All SPRED catechists are invited to attend the Sacramental Seminar presented by Rev. Bob Mendonca to gain a better understanding of the sacraments and how they apply to individuals with developmental disabilities.  Please plan on attending the whole seminar and arrive on time. Light hospitality included.

Topics include:

  • Indicators of a Friend’s readiness to receive the Sacraments
  • How SPRED Catechists can recognize for indicators and signals a Friends readiness to receive
  • How to better help our Friends and their families in preparing them to receive sacraments.  

SPRED Fall Fundraiser– Fundraising Event

St. Raymond’s Parish Hall
11555 Shannon Ave.  Dublin, CA

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Social Hour - 6:45 P.M
Brief Program- 7:45 PM
Fund-A -Need 8:15 PM

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising to benefit the Special Religious Education Department. Hors d’oeuvres, No-Host Bar, Dessert & Silent Auction. Tickets available online or by calling the SPRED office. 510-496-7228. For more information please click on this link.


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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