SPRED (Special Religous Education)

The aim of our group is to help provide religious education for those attending (or who have attended) special schools and have had no access to Catholic education.


The group consists of a small number of young people with special needs and their Faith Friends, who support them and present the theme of each session in a way that is appropriate to their needs.
We also prepare for, and celebrate, the Sacraments of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation.


The individual contribution of each member is greatly valued by all in the group. Each session finishes with a celebration and a time of prayer; talking about what has been achieved during the session. This is followed by a shared tea.


At the beginning of each term, there is a meeting of families and Faith Friends to talk about themes for that term. Six meetings follow at fortnightly intervals, on Saturdays from 12.30pm until 2.30pm. The final session is celebrated in a parish Mass.

please take one of the leaflets in the church porch or speak to Fr Michael.