Special Needs

Contact the parish office for more information on our special needs program.

The Program for Adaptive Catechesis (PAC) is a Catholic faith formation program Saint Patrick’s offers for our students who have difficulty learning in a regular classroom setting.  PAC programs are provided by a four parish special needs consortium of the Catholic Churches of Saint Patrick in Oak Grove, Epiphany in Coon Rapids, Saint Katharine Drexel in Ramsey, Saint Paul in Ham Lake and Saint Stephen’s in Anoka.  We invite and encourage any of our neighboring parishes with an interest in our special needs program to contact us.

Prior Registration Required to attend the classes.

Please Contact Katie Bratland at kabratland@comcast.net


For area individuals who have difficulty learning in a regular classroom setting, classes are offered on Saturday mornings in preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.  Small class size and a one hour class time taught by a catechist with an aide promote an atmosphere of learning conducive to each individual’s needs.  Parents and caregivers meet together during this time to share and/or visit with a priest, deacon or seminarian.

Faith Formation

Classes are offered at the student’s level on an ongoing basis for those who have received first sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist but who have difficulty learning in a regular classroom setting.

Social Events

Fun Family nights are offered at each of our four parishes.  These events are free of charge and are provided to give families an opportunity to experience fun and socialize in a caring environment.