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


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6:15 pm- 8:45 pm

SPRED Model & Training Center,

3705 Dorisa Ave, Oakland, CA

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 at this time. RSVP by May 8, 2018 at info@spredoakdiocese.org or call 510-635-7252 and leave a message.

Closing Liturgy

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


St. Paschal Baylon Church

3700 Dorisa Avenue

Oakland, CA 94605

Join us for the closing liturgy for SPRED. Let's give thanks for a wonderful year and pray for the next year.

W.R.A.P. Meeting

Saturday, June 2nd


St. Paschal Baylon Church

3700 Dorisa Avenue

Oakland, CA 94605

Required meeting for catechists to review the last year and prepare for the coming year. We will be registering parishes and handing out manuscripts during this meeting. Each SPRED center must RSVP with at least one representative who will come to this meeting to pick up material.

SPRED the Word Dinner-Dance

Saturday, June 9th 2018


Church of the Transfiguration

4000 East Castro Valley Boulevard

Castro Valley, CA 94552

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.

Click here to buy tickets online

Helper Catechist Training

Saturday, June 16


St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall

3700 Dorisa Avenue

Oakland, CA 94605

Required training for all catechists. Please RSVP to info@spredoakdiocese.org  or call 510-496-4228.


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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