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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




The Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent:

¨ Saturday Mornings After 8:00 A.M. Mass until all are heard

¨ Saturday Afternoons 4:00 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.

                  (No confessions on Holy Saturday)

¨ Friday, April 5, 8:00 P.M. until all are heard

¨ Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 P.M. Parish Communal Reconciliation Service

                (With individual confessions until all are heard)

¨ Saturday, April 13, 6:00 P.M. (After 5:00 P.M. Mass) until all are heard

¨ By appointment, call the Parish Office at

(630) 469 – 0404 x2100 (Fr. Jim) or x2101 (Fr. Marcin)



Stations of the Cross: 7:30 P.M. on all Fridays of Lent

                  St. Petronille Church


“Sorrowful Mysteries: Family Reader’s Theater Rosary”:

                  Monday, March 18, 6:30 P.M. St. Petronille Church


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: 5:00 P.M. March 22, March 29, April 5, and April 12 in the PLC


“The Passion of Christ: A Parish Mission” with Fr. Brian Walker: March 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 P.M.

St. Matthew, 1555 Glen Ellyn Rd, Glendale Heights


Anointing of the Sick Mass & Luncheon:  Saturday, April 6,  11:00 A.M. St. Petronille Church


“Pray Me a Lenten Story”: Sunday April 7, 3:00 P.M. St. Petronille Church


Easter Devotional Booklets: distributed after all Masses April 13 & 14


“Living Stations of the Cross”: Friday, April 19, 12:00 P.M. led by Youth Ministry

St. Petronille Parish Life Center




Events and Announcements:


Illinois Bishops warn against Extreme Abortion Legistlation in General Assembly


Click here for more information on House Bill 2467 and Senate Bill 1594


Additional information can be found at











Live in the Light!

The parish will be hosting a variety of prayer

opportunities during Lent. All are invited!

Mark your calendars and join us:

  • Monday, March 18: 7pm for Family Reader's Theater Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries
  • Sunday, April 7: 3pm for Pray Me a Lenten Story (especially planned for families with small children)
  • Friday, April 19: 12pm for Living Stations of the Cross led by the Youth Ministry


Grace of Motherhood  charitable collection

  • Pop Tabs: St. Petronille and Grace of Motherhood are collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Funds collected are used to provide programs, meals, and rooms for families whose children are facing long hospital stays.  Although one tab is small, when we come together as a community we can have a big impact on those who are faced with medical challenges. The power of ONE tab, the power of ONE person, the power of ONE community is incredible; let’s make a difference in someone’s life!

 Is the Blessed Mother is calling you to share in faith and friendship, come find out!


School News & Happenings



  • Box Tops:
    • Collection conatiners are located in the Narthex, Parish and School offices

  • Amazon Smile:

    • Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Go to to learn more and make St. Petronille your charity of choice today!

St. Petronille Parish Grade School

425 Prospect Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL  60137   -   (630) 469-5041



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Deacon Bob Cassey’s Homilies



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.










The St. Petronille Safety Committee

St. Petronille Working Plans - Symbols     St. Petronille Emergency Procedure

St. Petronille Weather Evacuation Routes

Tom Koch,


John Chereskin, Co-Chair

Sam Dorger                          

Mike Formento

Ray Moen


Events in the Diocese of Joliet 


Society of St. Praxedes St. Michael Parish, Wheaton New Ministry for singles over 45. Upcoming Meeting date:  March 22 from 7-9pm.  More information call Janet Piszyk 630 656-4234 or



Shroud Encounter on March 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located at 110 South School Street, Braidwood beginning at 2pm. 

For more information contact Anita Scheer at

815 739-9767.


New Beginnings is a weekly self-help support group for widowed, divorced, or tose going through a divorce as we adjust to our new roles as singles again.  Every Tuesday at 7:30pm, please arrive by 7:15pm, at St. Raphael's Church. For more information visit



Joyful Again!

Widowed Ministry presents Retreat / Workshop

March 30 & 31: Holy Family Med Ctr., DesPlaines. For more information: or visit


ESSE - Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly

offers a caregiver support group on the 3rd Thursday of every month 3 - 4:30pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wheaton.  For more information, 630 260-3773


Conference for the Divorce and Widowed

"Six Keys to Healting and God's Plan for your Life"

March 16

Blanchette Catholic Center  8:30am - 4pm.

The suggested donation is $35 which includes morning coffee and refreshments, lunch, and materials. Please register by March 11 by calling the Office of Family Ministry at 815-838-5334 or online at


Catholic Sports Camps


Catholic Sports Camps are faith-filled experiences where leaders are built, sports are played, and faith is strengthened.  Each camp/retreat is designed to be a fun, inspiring, and challenging week of sports with the integration of learning the Catholic faith. Families may go to to register now.


2019 Catholic Sports Camps Schedule - Illinois

• Soccer: June 10-12, 2019 at IC Catholic Prep

• Hockey: June 24-26, 2019 at Nelson Ice Arena

• Football: July 1-3, 2019 at Benedictine University

• Hockey: July 15-17, 2019 at Darien Sportsplex

• Basketball: July 22-24, 2019 at Guerin College Prep High School

• Baseball: July 29-31, 2019 at Benet Academy

• Wrestling: July 29-31, 2019 at Joliet Junior College*

• Volleyball: August 5-7, 2019 at Montini Catholic High School

• Cross Country: August 5-7, 2019 at Mt. Carmel High School (Chicago)



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by Tim Barder



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