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!

Housewarming at SKD

The rectory building project is going well. It is our hope to have construction completed by the end of the year and have Fr. Bob all moved in sometime in January. 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. We are coming up on our 11th anniversary as a parish, and together we have accomplished amazing things. Building a residence for our current pastor, a retired priest, and the clergy of the future is an accomplishment we can all be proud of. Once everything is moved in and Fr. Bob is settled, we will host an open house so the people of SKD can take a tour to see what we have achieved. Look for more information to come after the first of year. Thank you all so much for your generosity, we can’t wait to celebrate this great accomplishment together!

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Annual Parish Financial Report

Grieving with Great Hope

 November 5, 12, & 19

St. Katharine Drexel Parish is pleased to host this five-week grief support workshop beginning Tues., Oct. 22 from 7-9pm. The presenters of these video-based sessions share that healing is an intentional process, and when we gather together as a community of faith, we can become disciples of hope to each other. Plan to join us for five consecutive Tuesdays.  RSVPs are requested, but not required.  Each participant will receive a book.  A freewill offering will be collected to help cover the cost of the materials.

Diocesan Appeal 2019 — Come Follow Me

 Looking for ways to grow
in your faith here at SKD?

Check out our Adult Faith Formation page for different small groups and discussion studies happening right now!

Pietra Fitness® at St. Katharine Drexel!

St. Katharine Drexel Classes for Women will be held from 4-5pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays AND from 6:15-7:15pm on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month in the Lower Level Hall. Visit to learn more about this program. Contact Patty Turbak, Certified Pietra Fitness Instructor, at or 630.248.4842 with questions and for more information.

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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