"I sleep but my heart watches over this house which I have built."     St. Thèodora Guèrin   

Erin Jeffries

Coordinator of Ministry to Persons with Special Needs 


Erin serves people with special needs by promoting inclusion and full participation in the life and ministries of the Catholic Church.  In keeping with the three-pronged catechetical approach of the archdiocese to serving people with special needs, her responsibilities include promoting awareness of both special needs and resources; helping parish leadership in the formation of inclusion teams, which become resources for catechists serving those with special needs; and facilitating implementation of specialized programs, such as SPRED (Special Religious Development).  Erin oversees the existing SPRED program, including catechist training, retreats for group participants, and the establishment of new groups at parishes.   Erin is also a point of contact with the deaf community.