SPRED (Special Religious Education)


SPRED is a one-on-one program in the parishes of the Alameda Deanery (St. Barnabas, St. Joseph and St. Philip Neri & St. Albert the Great) that assists children, teens and adults with special needs and learning disabilities in their on-going faith formation.

There are four possible age groups, to help all learn and pray at their own pace: ages 6-11, 12-16, 17-21 and 22 and over. Each is challenged to grow in faith, and to celebrate his or her unique gifts and dignity. 

We usually meet twice a month, depending on the parish. Catechist volunteers and participants are welcome.

Additional information can also be found at http://www.oakdiocese.org/education/spred

For more information

For adults (sessions at St. Joseph) contact: Susie Howard; leave message at the Parish Officeat 510-522-0181

For children (sessions at St. Barnabas) contact: Femy Visperas at 510-604-8477