Special Needs Programming Directory

This directory contains options for SPRED (Special Religious Education), as well as other special needs programming, in the Diocese of Rockford.  Programs are organized by city.

This list is updated as programs change.  If any information on this page appears incorrect, or if you have any new programs that you would like to add, please contact Cynthia Sisson at csisson@rockforddiocese.org

Location: St. Thomas the Apostle 
Ministry: SPRED
Ages: 17 to 21 (English); 22+ (English); 11-16 (Spanish)
Sacramental Prep?: Yes — Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation
Contact: Beth Montanaro (English Group); bethmontanaro@yahoo.com, 815-715-6035
Maria Segura (Hispanic Group); marseg500@gmail.com, 847-515-7844

Location: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Ministry: RE Program for People with Special Needs
Ages: K to 18; 22+ (English)
Sacramental Prep?: Yes – Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation
Contact: Karen Stinson (CRE), boscoyouthed@elizabethannseton.org, 815-459-3033

Location: St. Thomas More
Ministry: SPRED
Age: 11 to 17
Sacramental Prep?:  Yes — Eucharist and Confirmation
Contact: Steven Abbs (Director), abbssteven@gmail.com

Location: St. Joseph
Ministry: Sacramental Preparation for Children with Disabilities
Age: 2nd to 12th grade (bilingual available)
Sacramental Prep?: Yes — Eucharist and Confirmation