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St. Petronille Parish

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

Seek God's will in all that you do

and He will direct your path

Proverbs 3:6



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Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5:00pm







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St. Petronille Parish
Planning Study

Dear Parishioners:
We need your input!
  Beginning January 24, we are conducting a comprehensive survey of the entire parish. This planning study follows an extensive process. Before we make any final decisions regarding the long-range plan for St. Petronille Parish, we would like to hear from you.
  You will all be asked to share your thoughts regarding our needs and the possibility of conducting a major fundraising effort. Your feedback will enable us to determine potential support for these plans. If we, as a parish, choose to move forward, the planning study will also provide us with information to identify prospective campaign leaders and to establish a realistic campaign goal.
  The Steier Group, a Catholic development firm, will conduct the study and present the findings to our parish leadership at its conclusion. At that time, we will make an informed decision regarding the implementation of our plan.
  I believe that this process is extremely important, and I encourage each and every parish family to participate. Your input is valuable as we plan for the future of St. Petronille Parish.
God Bless,
Fr. Thomas Milota



January 18, 2022

Dear Parishioners of Saint Petronille,

Fr. Jesus Update

Fr. Jesus has had very mild symptoms of Covid but continues to quarantine.  We are hoping that he will get the all-clear within a day or two.  Fr. John and I continue to show no signs of infection.

Covid Update

Although the DuPage County positivity rate (7-day rolling average) continues to be high, it has dropped significantly and now stands at 15.9%.  The 7-day rolling average of hospital admissions is: zero.  I have to say, I have never seen a zero associated with any covid numbers to date.  Please check my numbers at:

Christmas Creche’

Happily, some have noticed that the Christmas Creche’ (Nativity Scene) is still present in our church.  Although this is explained every year, here it goes again.  The liturgical season of Christmas is over and most of the Christmas decorations have been taken down not to be seen again until December 24, 2022; however, the Nativity continues to make its presence known.  Some have speculated that it is because the Orthodox celebrate Christmas on a different date.  Since this is not exactly accurate, this is not the reason.  Some think that the maintenance man hurt his back taking down the big Christmas trees and so he couldn’t take down the creche’.  Others believe that Fr. Milota is simply out of his mind.  Whereas it may be true that I am “out of my mind, it is for the Lord.”

The reason:  although some may be unfamiliar with this tradition, it is a Catholic thing to do.  Although the Christmas season ended on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Catholics for centuries have recognized a connection between the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord, Christmas, and the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.  In fact, most of the Popes of the 20th and 21st century would keep their Christmas Creche’ up until February 2nd.

Dom Prosper Gueranger wrote, concerning the connection between Christmas and the Presentation (Purification):

…for it (the Gospel) tells us that the Blessed Virgin Mary, after spending 40 days in the contemplation of the divine fruit of her glorious maternity, went to the temple, there to fulfill, in most perfect humility, the ceremonies which the law demanded of the daughters of Israel when they became mothers. The feast of Mary’s purification is, therefore, part of that of Jesus’ birth; and the custom of keeping this holy and glorious period of forty days as one continued Festival has every appearance of being a very ancient one, at least in the Roman Church.

Although we do not include a Christmastide of 40 days in our liturgy, the tradition of keeping the Christmas creche’ up until February 2nd is common in many parts of the world and in some parts of the United States.  The Presentation of the Lord is also called “candlemas” because it is on this day that all of the church candles are blessed for the coming year.  The scripture passage we read on this day recounts the words of Simeon as he beheld the Christ Child: “…for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”  The Christ Child, seen in the manger and presented in the Temple, is a light to all the nations, Gentile and Jew alike…it is, as if, in this moment, the Church reminds us that this small baby held in his mother’s arms is the light of the world and this light shines out to all so that we might seek this light and be reborn in His image and likeness.


In Christ,

Fr. Thomas Milota




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Sunday, October 31, 2021 marks the beginning of the St. Petronille Parish School Trust Fund,
(also known as L.I.F.E Fund, for Lifetime Investment in Faith and Education).  This annual campaign depends on the generosity of parishioners to support the current and future needs of Catholic education
at St. Petronille School. Our school is fortunate to have had this fund for over 30 years; there is only one other like it in the Diocese.

L*I*F*E is...
Tuition Assistance: Since 2005, over $600,000 in tuition assistance has been given by the L.I.F.E Fund.

School Endowment: Contributions are used to assist families in need. Should contributions exceed the
need, they are invested in the L.I.F.E. endowment fund whose interest income is used for the support of
St. Petronille School.

Volunteer Effort: The L*I*F*E committee directs the appeal and is made up of volunteers - school parents, parishioners, school board members, and parish staff members.

Your Gift: Contributions, whatever the size, are important and greatly appreciated. Your gift helps make Catholic education more available to students and supports the current and future needs of St. Petronille School.

Please help us pass on the gift of a Catholic education for future generations of
St. Petronille Parish.  Donations can be made by visiting HERE.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Kerwin at 



I am Lauren Cassidy and I am a Rosary Rally Captain with an organization called America Needs Fatima.  This Public Square Rosary Rally will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the US.

              Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States.   

We will meet at NOON on the SW corner of Main St GE and St. Charles Rd (“5 Corners”) on the first Saturday of each month during 2022

Call 630-673-0052 or email: for additional information.


















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