- The relationship between catechists and friends in a Group is the fundamental foundation of SPRED. It is through being truly present to one another that the community experience God and grow together in faith. In SPRED we are asked to be open, approachable, welcoming and to be the face of God for all to see.
- As a helper catechist you will be asked to support a friend with developmental disability, and as a faith friend accompany them on their journey. Through sharing your personal stories and participating in sacred gestures during song with the whole group you will be a witness to the faith. Through helping your friend to express their life experience you will help them experience God and open the door to door to a loving community where all the members journey together to deeper understanding of our shared faith.
- All are expected to follow the Guidance on Awareness and Safety in our Catholic Communities issued by the National Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults from the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland.
7 sessions of 2 hours each covering the history and the SPRED method.
Observation (of 2 integrated sessions) will allow you to experience the SPRED method in practice.
Once training has been completed you will be asked to attend 28 sessions a year (between September – early June) of approximately 2.5 hours a week.
Ongoing training and formation will be available as required.
Could you be the face of God for all to see?
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