Inclusive Ministries (Spred)

SPRED (Special Religious Development) prepares persons with intellectual disabilities to fully belong in the liturgical life of the parish.  Persons with and without disabilities form a small faith community. Within the community, our friends are invited to experience an activity of their choice like clay, painting or other centering activity to prepare their hearts to develop a sense of the sacred.  


The word of God is shared, reflection on life experiences with the use of symbols and a simple meal is enjoyed with their mentor or helper catechist. 


Contact Christa Blomstrom on the Contact page.

Interested in observing a SPRED session or bringing the ministry to your parish? SPRED Partners of Virginia, Inc. supports SPRED Ministries in sharing the Word of God to all by planting and growing SPRED Ministries so they can thrive. Visit

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church

100 Harpersville Road

Newport News, VA 23601


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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Saturday:  5pm

Sunday:    8am, 10am, 2pm (Spanish), 5pm

Monday:   7am

Tuesday:  9am

Wednesday: 6:30pm

Thursday: OLMC School Mass

Friday:  7am

The Rite of Penance (Confessions)

Saturday:  3:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00pm

The Most Blessed Sacrament is reserved behind the main altar of the Church and open for private prayer each day from 7:00am-7:00pm.