Religious Education Directory for Special Needs

 

Welcome to our new directory for parishes that currently have options for SPRED (Special Religious Education), as well as any other special needs programming, in the Diocese of Rockford.

This list is updated as programs change.

 If any information on this page appears incorrect, please contact Sara Danielson at sdanielson@rockforddiocese.org, or 815-399-4300

 
 

Location

Description of Program

Contact Information

Diocese of Rockford Deaf Apostolate
555 Colman Center Drive
Rockford, IL  61125
Ministry: Deaf Outreach Ages: Any Sacramental Prep?: Yes – Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, RCIA,  Annointing of the Sick
Holy Angels Catholic Church
180 S. Russell Ave.
Aurora, IL  60506
Ministry: SPRED
Ages: Primarily 11 to 16, have flexibility to accommodate older students
Language: English
Sacramental Prep?: Yes–Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic Church

800 S. McHenry Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL  60014

Ministry: RE Program for People with Special Needs

Ages: K to 18

Sacramental Prep?: Yes — Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation

Karen Stinson (CRE)
boscoyouthed@elizabethannseton.org
815-459-3033
Website

St. Thomas the Apostle
Catholic Church

451 W. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL  60014

Ministry: SPRED

Ages: 17 to 21 (English); 22+ (English); 11-16 (Spanish)

Sacramental Prep?: Yes — Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation

English Group – Beth Montanaro
bethmontanaro@yahoo.com
815-715-6035

Hispanic Group – Maria Segura
marseg500@gmail.com
847-515-7844

Website

St. Joseph Catholic Church

33 N. Geneva St.
Elgin, IL  60120

Ministry: Sacramental Preparation for children with disabilities

Ages: 2nd to 12th Grade (bilingual available)

Sacramental Prep?: Yes — Eucharist and Confirmation

Sr. Luz María Mondragón HMRF (DRE)
ccdstjelgin@gmail.com
847-931-2808 ext. 110

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

215 Thomas More Dr.
Elgin, IL   60123

Ministry: SPRED

Ages: 11 to 17

Sacramental Prep?:  Yes — Eucharist and Confirmation

St. Mary Catholic Church

10307 Dundee Rd.
Huntley, IL  60142

Ministry: SPRED

Ages: 11 to 16

Sacramental Prep?: Yes — Eucharist and Confirmation

Nadine Konieczny
847-669-3137

St. Rita Catholic Church

6254 Valley Knoll Dr.
Rockford, IL  61109

Ministry: SPRED

Ages: 21+

Sacramental Prep?: No

Mary Kinney
1950teapot@att.net
815-519-7066
Website
 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

2900 E. Main St.
Saint Charles, IL  60174

Ministry: SPRED

Ages: 11 to 16

Sacramental Prep?: Yes — Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation

NOTE:  St. John Neumann is offering at-home, family-based ministry to children with special needs during our 2020-2021 formation year.

Therese Stahl
tstahl@sjnstcharles.org
630-377-2797 ext. 113