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St. Petronille Parish

420 Glenwood Avenue, Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (630) 469-0404

Welcome to St. Petronille Parish

Fr. James Dougherty, Pastor

Our Mission
Conscious of our human weakness, but empowered by the presence of the Holy Spirit among us, we pledge ourselves to this, the mission of Jesus Christ. We are the Roman Catholic Community of St. Petronille, Diocese of Joliet, a people of Prayer, Word and Sacrament. We strive to grow in the awareness of Jesus' presence in ourselves and in each other, and so we respond to His call to pray, to love, to serve, to forgive and to teach His Word to all people.




Parish office hours


8am - 4:30pm Mon - Thur

8am -1pm Fri


Weekend Mass Times:


Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5pm (every Sunday)

Second Sunday of the month is theTeen Mass


Congratulations to all our



our candidates for the


Sacrament of Confirmation


Click here to read Deacon Bob Cassey’s Homilies 



Upcoming Events and Announcements


Welcome Youth Lectors At Weekend Masses


     Have you noticed young voices proclaiming the Scriptures at a weekend Mass recently? The parish leadership wants to acknowledge its newest members participating in the important ministry of being lectors:


Will Coffey, Carter Elias, Patrick Hohe, Aidan Murray,

Ben Paoni, Colleen Shanahan,

Eve Shanahan,

John Solak, Sarah Stevenson,

Kate Ulepic

     Under the organizational leadership of Parish Council member, Rita Doyle, along with scripture proclamation training by Lisa Ayres, St. Petronille welcomes these youth lectors. The students attended a training session followed by individual practice of their assigned readings. Just before Mass, experienced lectors or “mentors” meet the students to help ensure a confident reading experience.

     Being a youth lector is a great way to more fully understand the Scriptures and to answer the call of a Church ministry. All current 6th through 11th Graders are welcome to contact Rita Doyle for more information on Fall training sessions. In the meantime, please pray for our young lectors and give them a word of encouragement when you hear them at Mass.











Summer program

SAVE THE DATE!     July 23-28, 2017


Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic Catholic youth program taught by seminarians and college students throughout the Diocese of Joliet. From catechetical sessions, Sacraments, and Mass to songs, games and skits - your child is sure to have fun while learning more about their faith!

Click here for Registration Information

Questions: contact Kimberly at 630.407.0918 or



Check-out our Parish Library


The Parish Library is open weekdays from 9am to 4:30pm in the Parish Office




The Office of Family Ministry

offers information and education on Marriage & Family, Transitions, Family Enrichment, Support Groups, Helpful Links and more.



Keep up on the latest happenings of our Parish Council


Meeting Dates and Minutes





Men’s Fall Retreat

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL


Join other men from St. Petronille

September 22-24, 2017
for an Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

with Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
The Spiritual Exercises: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?


A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath.  We cease from work.  We make space for God.  We enjoy the holiness of the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God’s perspective, where He is inviting to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

For more information, call Joe Glaser at

(630) 469-2075 or go to

 for information, directions, and registration.











Vacation Bible Study 2017

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Long Range Planning Report to the Parishioners of

St. Petronille


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to read the updated report



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Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal


Advent 2016

Lent 2016

Advent 2015

Pentecost 2015

Lent 2015

Advent 2014

Fall 2014

Pentecost 2014

Lent 2014

Advent 2013






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