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MISSION

SPRED (Special Religious Education) forms small communities of faith in parishes to welcome persons with developmental disabilities in order to foster participation in parish assemblies of worship.

SPRED began in 1960 when Fr. James McCarthy from the Archdiocese of Chicago began to work with parents, special educators and catechist volunteers. In 1967 SPRED was established as an agency of the Archdiocese. It is now part of the Department of Evangelization, Catechesis and Worship.

SPRED serves the residents of group homes and state facilities within the Archdiocese of Chicago through collaboration with twenty-one agencies that each has multiple housing sites.

Parish based SPRED centers serve children, adolescents and adults who have developmental disabilities in the Archdiocese. SPRED catechists complete thirty hours of training. Presently there are 850 active catechists working in 136 SPRED Centers in the Archdiocese of Chicago. One catechist sponsor is available for each person with special needs plus a leadership team. 670 persons with developmental disabilities are served.

Upcoming Events

 

Bethlehem Art Fair

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Sat Oct 08, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm -


Bethlehem Art Fair

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Sun Oct 09, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Oct 09, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Youth Ministry - Life Teen session

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Sun Oct 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm -


MOSR; Aging with Grace

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Sat Oct 22, 9:00 am - 11:00 am -


Monster Mash Fall Festival

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Sat Oct 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Oct 23, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


MOSR; Rush Creek tour

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Sat Nov 05, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm -


WOSR Mass for our deceased

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Sun Nov 06, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for mass and lunch following to remember our passed WOSR.


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Nov 06, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Nov 13, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Finding God in Popular Music

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Sun Nov 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Nov 27, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Advent Taize Prayer Service

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Thu Dec 01, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Dec 04, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR Christmas celebration at Manzos

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Tue Dec 06, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Join us for our Christmas celebration at Manzos!


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Dec 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Advent Communal Reconciliation Service

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Mon Dec 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Jan 08, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Jan 08, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Jan 22, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Feb 05, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR speaker night

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Tue Feb 07, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Join us for Speaker: Lynne Rymarz/Julia Child in the community room at 7pm. Light snacks, 50/50 raffle and winners of...


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Feb 12, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Feb 26, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Mar 05, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


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Sun Mar 12, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


WOSR bingo night

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Tue Mar 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Join us for bingo in the community room at 7pm. Light snacks, 50/50 raffle and winners of Bingo!


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Mar 26, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


Sunday Evening Mass - hosted by Teens

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Sun Apr 02, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - All are welcome to this Sunday evening mass hosted by the Teens of St. Raymond.  Please join us at 6:30...


WOSR Soup Luncheon/Fashion show

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Tue Apr 11, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for lunch and a fashion show.


CLOW offered during 8:30 Mass

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Sun Apr 16, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


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Sun Apr 30, 8:30 am - 9:30 am -


WOSR Sanfilippo Estate tour

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Tue May 02, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for an estate tour of Sanfilippo Estate. More info upcoming.


WOSR Lake Geneva lunch/tour

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Wed Jun 07, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Join us for a Lake Geneva lunch/tour. More info upcoming.