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!

How to Watch SKD Mass online…

Although we don’t have the technology that allows us to live stream Masses at this time, we are recording morning Mass and posting to our You Tube and Facebook page;
In addition to daily and weekend Mass, we have, and will continue to share Divine Mercy Chaplets and the Rosary from other parishes. We will also be posting Stations of the Cross to both pages on Friday, March 20!
Reminder: You can listen to all our past weekend homilies on our Soundcloud page:

Public Masses are cancelled — Until further notice, ALL PUBLIC MASSES (weekday and weekend) are cancelled per the direction of Bishop Malloy. Funerals and weddings may still be celebrated if needed with the strict attendance guidelines. Below there are links to Bishop Malloy’s statements on the issue. We will do our best to continue to communicate with you all from our email blasts, Facebook page, and this homepage with any further information we need to share.
What does this mean for the SKD faith community?
  • The parish office and church will be CLOSED until further notice.
  • At this time, we do not have a proper technology to live stream our Masses from the church. We will be working to record daily Mass and one weekend Mass to be posted on our You Tube and Facebook pages. We will also post the links here on our homepage.
  • If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Fr. Bob at the rectory. Please leave a message if he is not available, 630-448-4035.

During this unique time, many of us are asking ourselves, “What can I do?”. In times of uncertainty it is easy to fill our hearts with worry and anxiety. We pray that you take the suggested precautions for health and safety at this time, and then turn to God in prayer, He is always with us.

What you can do when staying at home:

  • Make an Act of Spiritual Communion
  • Call your elderly neighbors
  • Maintain Social Distancing
  • Follow along with updates from the CDC and WHO
  • Avoid Fear and Panic. We are a people of trust

Do you need help? — We have had some inquiries from our younger parishioners asking if there is anyone who is elderly or immune compromised and unable to leave their home who find themselves in need of help with groceries or medicine pick up. Please call the parish office, 630-466-0303, and let a staff member know of your need. If there is no answer, please leave a message. We will get it and assist you!

Ways to Watch Mass if you are staying home — 

  • Watch Mass daily on EWTN at 11am (check your cable provider for channel)
  • Watch Mass on Sunday morning at 9:30am via WGN-TV
  • Listen to Mass on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM 129 or Relevant Radio station 930AM. You can also live stream Mass at noon from the Relevant Radio HERE
  • If you are computer savvy, join Bishop Barron for daily Mass at

Spiritual Communion — It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion, which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion is an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when one cannot receive Him in sacramental Communion. The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily. Click on the .pdf below if you’d like to have a whole prayer service from home courtesy of the Diocese of Elphin in Ireland.

Spiritual Communion Prayer
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.


Visit our Lent page for more information on all of our activities this season!


Lent Parish Mission is cancelled 

We have many spiritual resources available in the parish hall throughout the season of Lent. Please feel free to take some.

Walking to Jerusalem

Let’s make it all the way to Jerusalem. Every mile (whether physical or spiritual) counts! If you like getting those physical miles in with a group, join fellow parishioners on Saturday mornings from 9-10am at the Waubonsee Community College Field House. Even if we’re cooped up in our homes, physical well being is still important…keep doing your exercises!

Click HERE to enter your mileage and see the graph below to watch our progress 😀

Annual Parish Financial Report

Pietra Fitness® at St. Katharine Drexel
Pietra Fitness® is currently on Spring Break until further notice!

Pietra Fitness class held at St. Katharine Drexel in Sugar Grove every Tuesday from 9:15AM-10:15AM.

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

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