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.

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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!

Upcoming Funeral Masses

We will be live streaming the upcoming funeral Masses for those family and friends who may not be able to be in attendance. On behalf of the families, thank you for your prayers, love, and support virtually.

Funeral Mass for Josephine Leden – Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 10am –

Thanksgiving Week

The parish office will be CLOSED on Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 25-27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30 at 8am.

There will be NO Eucharistic Adoration or confession times on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Please use the SignUpGenius link below to register and join us for Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9am (under the weekday Mass tab). Come early for a Holy Hour from 7:45-8:45am.
We will have our traditional Thanksgiving collection for Between Friends Food Pantry. Please consider bringing the following; size 5 diapers, cleaning supplies, spices, baking items, canned asparagus, Hamburger Helper, or $2 reusable Aldi bags.

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Eucharistic Adoration — We are holding Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 8am-6pm. Please enter the parish office entrance no later than 5pm to be screened and directed to a pew.

Adjusted Weekend Mass Times — In order to allow more time to sanitize the church after each Mass, we have temporarily adjusted our weekend Mass schedule.

Saturdays – 4:30pm
Sundays – 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am

Parish Reopening Plan — We continue to follow the plan created for safely returning back to Mass and our online sign up to limit ourselves to no more than 80 parishioners per Mass. PLEASE take the time to read through our reopening plan so you know what to expect if you decide to sign up to attend Mass.


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Annual Parish Financial Report

Faithful Citizenship

To help Catholics prepare for the upcoming November election of the President of the United States, the Diocese of Rockford is suggesting that all Catholics familiarize themselves with the “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” document issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. To access the additional resources listed below for your parish, religious education programs and for your bulletins and social media follow this link:

Top Forming Consciences Resources

  • Listening and Witness Pastoral Aid – April 26th, 2020
  • Adult Education and Small Faith Community Sharing
  • Novena for Faithful Citizenship
  • Do’s and Don’ts Guidelines During Election Season
  • Questions for Reflection and Discussion of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship



A divided country. Fights at the dinner table. Political vitriol. What does it mean to love our neighbors in the midst of such a climate?

As Catholics, we have a long tradition of engagement in the political process as a means of putting our faith into action. We are called to bring the best of ourselves and our faith to the public square—and yet today, many shy away from such involvement because our national and local conversations are filled with vitriol and harsh language, often directed at people themselves.

When personal attacks replace honest debate, no one wins. This kind of attack, no matter the reason, only serves to further divide our communities.  As Catholics, we must model a better way. We invite you to join the Civilize It campaign by taking the pledge below as a way to promote civility, love our neighbors, and build community.

Civilize It is about making room in your heart for those with whom you disagree. We are called to recognize that each one of us is a beloved child of God and to respond in love to that reality. Civilize It is a non-partisan call to focus on the dignity of all people, even when we disagree, and to put faith in action by bearing witness to a better way forward.

Take the pledge as an individual, family, or community by visiting Anyone and everyone can commit together to honoring human dignity through civil conversation.

The issue of systemic racism in our country is an upsetting tragedy that is still occurring. Our faith tells us that all persons are equal in the eyes of God. Jesus often had to remind his own apostles to not judge others. This is the gospel message that we as Catholics are challenged to live. If you want to read more about what the Catholic faith says about Human Life and Dignity and Racism, please visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage:

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