SPRED stands for Special Religious Education for the developmentally disabled. St. John’s group was established in1999 and is for adults 22 years old and above. We are part of the Oakland Diocese SPRED who provide the training for catechists and the program sessions we use. We come together several times each month, meeting in the school, as well as attending SPRED events such as retreats and special Masses. Mary Barranco (510-278-5315) is the leader of this group.