The Shenango Valley Religious Education Program with People with Disabilities is a program that offers on-going formation in faith, sacramental preparation (Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation) and Bible study. It also offers social activities, such as a Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas party, plays and a picnic. In addition there are spiritual growth opportunities such as a retreat, May Crowning, etc. And of course fellowship! It is composed of students (aka friends) from around the Erie area.
Catherine Holl (seated) and friends
We meet every
Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at John XIII Home
2250 Shenango Valley Freeway
Hermitage, Pa. 16148
Mass is said the first Wednesday of the month with our Chaplain Father Regis Meenihan officiating and Joe and Mary Ann Valley providing the music.
"If you would like to join us, please call me so I know to expect you."
Catherine Holl, coordinator
603 Federal Dr.
Sharon, Pa. 16146
The Religious Education Program for People with Mental Handicaps was started in 1984 under the direction of Barbara Flickenger. Later, to be more inclusive, the name was changed to The Shenango Valley Religious Education Program with People with Disabilities. In 1993, Mrs. Flickenger left the program and Catherine Holl, one of its teachers became its Coordinator.
Our program is composed of students (aka friends) from around the Shenango Valley. My friends come from Farrell, Sharon, Hermitage and Sharpsville. They belong to Our Lady of Fatima, Saint Joseph's, Notre Dame and Saint Bartholomew Parishes. All are welcome!
To learn about additional services, see Catholic Charities.