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Launching SPRED

The Diocese of Worcester

SPRED

The events described in this


presentation are arranged in the order
in which they have occurred.
INSPIRATION
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THE MENTORS FOR THE JOURNEY

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Kathy
Liz Marcil
Cushing Colleen
Touchette
A call to Kathy Cushing at the Religious Education Office
in 1998 led me to SPRED of Providence. Kathy continued to
support and encourage the founding of SPRED and assisted in
raising
Colleen funds and finding
Touchette welcomedame
beginning siteday-one
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at
the SPRED center in Cumberland. She has given me
instruction, guidance and most of all vision for the
SPRED program for the Diocese of Worcester. She
continues to invite all SPRED volunteers to participate
In 2006 Liz Marcil continued as the diocesan liaison to
in training and other events.
SPRED. Liz has given support to SPRED in many ways, by
visiting the St. Peter and St. Andrew church meetings
and offering her insights and suggestions.
Bishop McManus Gives His Approval
• Colleen Touchette visited the
Worcester Diocesan Chancery
and was able to arrange an
impromptu visit with Bishop
McManus and the SPRED
group.

• The Religious Education Office


offered to include SPRED under
its umbrella.

• Bishop McManus accepted the


proposal of starting SPRED in
Worcester.

• The Religious Ed Office set up a


SPRED account to accept
donations.
St. Bernard’s Church
Worcester, Massachusetts
The pastor of St. Bernard’s Church
invited us to use a space within the
church’s parish center.
Preparing Provisions
From dreams to reality

 Silverware sets
 Dessert dishes
 Tablecloth Material
 Sensorial Activities
Gathering the Crew…
Or, The Call of the SPRED Apostles

SPRED
The Worcester Diocese SPRED Team 2006

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Mary Carolyn Brian Verzella


Senosk Oberhelman

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Joyce Haggerty
Funding SPRED in Worcester

DONORS

FAMILY FRIENDS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

SPRED of Worcester
Diocese has received
donations in an
amount sufficient to
fund a trip for the
team to travel to
Chicago for an
initial training and
Setting Our Compass for the Future
• During the fall of 2006, the new
SPRED team will begin their
training. The team will have some
initial training and time for
observation in Chicago.
• The remainder of the training
will be completed through the
generosity of SPRED of Providence
and Colleen Touchette.
• We plan to survey the Diocese of
Worcester to identify our Friends
and people who are interested in
helping.
• We hope to open SPRED centers at
various parishes around the diocese.
It’s a matter of justice to foster and nurture an on-going
relationship between our special friends and our triune God.

SPRED

We’ve set sail with Jesus! With His help


SPRED will flourish in the Diocese of Worcester.