Special Religious Education for the Developmentally Disabled
SPRED is a program of religious education specifically designed to meet the spiritual needs of persons with developmental disabilities. SPRED invites and trains volunteer catechists to prepare a special place where they can welcome persons with developmental disabilities.
Through the experience of friendship in one-to-one relationships, our friends with developmental disabilities discover a place where they belong and can enjoy meaningful relationships which help them realize their own giftedness and dignity. Through participation in a SPRED community of faith, our friends are better able to celebrate the sacraments and enter into the worshipping experiences of the whole Church.
To learn more about SPRED or Open Door Masses within the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, please contact:
Coordinator l Disability & Deaf Services
4101 E 105Th Terr. Kansas City, MO 64137