Special Needs Program: SPRED Centers

    SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a program in which persons who are developmentally disabled come together with a spiritual friend/catechist to share a one-on-one relationship and form with others a small faith community. SPRED fosters and nourishes spiritual and personal growth by helping those with developmental disabilities discover God’s action and presence in their lives. SPRED gives developmentally disabled parishioners an opportunity for celebration and worship and prepares them for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist) and Penance. SPRED serves age groups from children to adults (6-10 years old, 11-16 years old, 17-21 years old, and 22 years and older).

    SPRED Directors

    Nadine Hallums
    Telephone: 703-850-7038 (cell)


    Joanna Yohe Carl
    Assistant Director
    Telephone: 703-862-5009 (cell)


    The SPRED Directors invite you to keep up with news and events through the newsletter, "SPRED the Word."



    Directory of SPRED Locations

    Parish Location Age Group
    All SaintsManassas, VA6-10 years old
    St. Luke  McLean, VA22+ years old
    St. Mary, AlexandriaAlexandria, VA11-16 years old
    Sacred HeartManassas, VA17-21 years old
    Corpus Christi ParishSouth Riding, VA11-16 years old
    Holy Spirit Annandale, VA 22+ years old
    Holy Family Dale City, VA 11 - 16; 17 -21 years old
    St. Ann Arlington, Va 22+ years old
    St. Mary of Sorrows Fairfax, VA 22+ years old