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SPRED - Special Religious Development

What is SPRED?


SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a small faith community in a parish which includes children or adults with developmental or cognitive challenges. The SPRED method or program is designed to meet their spiritual needs through special one on one relationships with catechists and small group gatherings. It provides a framework via which they are integrated more fully into the mainstream of parish life, including faith formation, celebrating the sacraments and participating in the Liturgy.

Currently, children between the ages of 6-10 with developmental or cognitive challenges can participate in our SPRED program here at Christ King.
For more information on joining our group, or to inquire about SPRED groups for older children and adults, please EMAIL parish chairperson Meg Lenz and visit our website at