St. Katharine Drexel’s joyful spirit invites us to a deeper appreciation of Christ’s love for us and our need to respond as one of His disciples, fostering a welcoming, caring, and faithful Catholic community.

Welcome to our picturesque parish in the country …
Join us to see our faith community in action!

Welcome to St. Katharine Drexel-Sugar Grove, Ill. We hope you find our website an informative and engaging tool to assist you in growing in your faith. Take some time and explore the different links and pages of this site for all the various ministries and areas of SKD. Websites and social media are ever-growing, ever-changing mediums so visit us often to see updates and exciting news!

We value your presence in our faith community and strive to serve all our members in the best way we can. God’s Blessings to you all!

Volunteer Opportunities this Holiday Season

Thank you for your consideration to help out at the Hesed House PADS AM Daytime Drop-in Center program on the weekends!

Our weekend program has two shifts: Morning Shift: 8:45am-Noon / Afternoon Shift: Noon-3pm

Typical volunteer duties for both shifts include interacting with our guests, opening lockers, running the registration desk, passing out toiletries from our volunteer store, cleaning and other duties as assigned by our staff. These are all crucial roles in being able to run the shelter, and in getting to know our guests!


23-Nov (Afternoon Shift Only) /24-Nov (Both Shifts Are Open) / 30-Nov (Both Shifts Are Open)


1-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open) / 7-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open) / 8-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open)  /
14-Dec (Morning Shift Only) / 15-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open) /
21-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open) / 22-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open) / 28-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open) /
29-Dec (Both Shifts Are Open)


4-Jan (Both Shifts Open) / 5-Jan (Both Shifts Open) / 11-Jan (Both Shifts Open) /
12-Jan (Both Shifts Open) / 18-Jan (Both Shifts Open) /
19-Jan (Both Shifts Open) / 25-Jan (Both Shifts Open) / 26-Jan (Both Shifts Open)

Volunteer positions are on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above shifts, please contact, include the date/shift you are interested in, and someone get back to you as soon as possible.

Family Service Day at Feed My Starving Children

As you GIVE THANKS this month, make plans for the family to help at the St. Katharine Drexel Family Service Day at Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, December 26th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. Address is 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL  60504.

The minimum age for volunteering is 5 years old. Everyone not yet in high school must be accompanied by an adult (at least 18 years old).  SKD Youth Ministry especially encourages high school students to get involved.  You can register on the SKD website or at

Feed My Starving Children humbly requests donations to cover the cost of the meals we pack on that day.  We are also encouraged to visit their marketplace at as you do your Christmas shopping.

Housewarming at SKD

Many of you have expressed a desire to purchase a household item that is needed to get the rectory ready for its inhabitants. In an effort to make it easy for anyone who wants to purchase a housewarming gift, a gift registry has been created to include multiple retailers at Items have been carefully selected to accommodate the residents of this rectory in a variety of price ranges, keeping household budgets in mind, so anyone wanting to purchase a gift can do so. To search the registry, enter the name Katharine Drexel and a listing of items and locations will come up. If you prefer to go directly to a store, Crate and Barrel, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Amazon, Menards, Costco and Pottery Barn are the retailers listed on All searches require the name Katharine Drexel. Gifts can be dropped at the parish office or shipped directly. Thank you all so much for your generosity, we can’t wait to celebrate this great accomplishment together!

Annual Parish Financial Report

Diocesan Appeal 2019 — Come Follow Me

Pietra Fitness® at St. Katharine Drexel!

Pietra Fitness classes held at St. Katharine Drexel in Sugar Grove are changing to Tuesday 9:15AM-10:15AM, Weekly classes will start 1/7/2020.

To listen to our weekend homilies, as well as the parish mission, see the Weekend Homily button on the right side of the homepage. 

Vocation Stories

Learn more about our priests and deacons. How were they called? What does their vocation mean to them. Read their stories here: SKD Vocation Stories

Connecting with us just got easier!

There are 2 easy ways to register (pick one):

Text STOP to 84576 to stop txt notifications at any time. Text HELP for help. There is no charge for this service, but your carrier message and data rates may apply. View full terms & conditions at

After sending the text, you will receive a request for your email. An email will be sent with a link to finish registration and a place to subscribe to any of the many ministry lists you may join.