At this time, enrollment for the 2022-2023 program year is finished.

2023-2024 Program and Registration Information Coming Soon!


Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers for SPRED serve as models in establishing a faith community, where all love and serve God and seek to know His Love for us.

Catechists: serve to facilitate the lesson and general flow of the session for a small group of special friends accompanied by catechist helpers.

Catechist Helpers: while they do not teach as such, they serve as mentors and guides for a specific special friend during the SPRED session.  The Catechist Helper accompanies his or her Special Friend in preparation to receive the sacraments.

Time Commitment

The SPRED Program generally runs from September to May; sessions with our special friends are two hours long (from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon) every other Sunday during that time. Catechist preparation meetings are approximately one and a half hours long the week before each full session. During these meetings, the catechists develop their own strong faith community and prepare for the full sessions.