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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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July 27, 2021

Dear Parishioners of Saint Petronille,

Sparkfest – August 6th

I don’t know about you all, but Fr. Jesus and I will be rockin’ and rollin’ all night long…well…maybe not all night at Sparkfest beginning at 6 pm until 10 pm in the North parking lot.  Please join us for food, drink and live music.  The entrance fee is $20 per adult and $40 for a family.  Go to our webpage to buy tickets at

What makes a Christian, Christian?

Is it helping the sick and poor?  Is it following a particular moral code?  Well…our Lord makes it pretty clear in this Sunday’s Gospel: “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.”  Yes.  Christians are called to love all no matter who they are.  Yes.  A Christian is called to sacrifice themselves in loving the poor and the sick.  Yes.  A Christian follows a moral code.  However, a Christian does these things not because someone else determined these to be the right thing to do.  A Christian does them because they love the Lord.  His Grace has changed their lives and now their lives are completely oriented toward the Lord.  The moral code a Christian follows is not something subjective that he or she feels might be right…or the latest fad on Facebook or even the view of their political party.  A Christian determines their moral code by the objective teaching of the God who created them…the code that their Creator placed in their very being, their nature.  A Christian knows that a thing is good, because God made it good.  A Christian knows it is evil, because it destroys the good God has created.  This does not depend on me…it depends on a person, three persons really, who are far greater than anything I can imagine.  What is more amazing is that this God of ours has shown us the path to sharing this very greatness, His greatness; however, we won’t get there alone and we won’t get there by our own devices.

Our Lord, in our Gospel reading this Sunday, identifies Himself as the Bread of Life.  The Bread of Life we receive each and every Sunday at the altar in the Eucharist.  In the end…with all of our worries…with all that we have been through and all that concerns us about the future…He is still there waiting for you to discover Him…to love Him…this is your work…to believe in the one the Father in heaven sent.

May Almighty God bless you and keep you.


In Christ,

Fr. Milota



The Last Supper

“’Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.’” John 6:53

Let’s “sit beside” Jesus and listen to Him explain the Eucharist to us in His Words.

Please join us at 9:30-11am on Monday mornings (in-person only),
July 26th to August 23rd, in the PLC.

We will prayerfully listen, read and reflect on the Sunday Gospel from John 6 on the Bread of Life Discourse. You are welcome to come every Monday, or if you can only attend once, come and visit us. Please bring your Bible and a friend.

“The Eucharist is Jesus: not a something, but a someone.” (Dr. Brant Pitre; CCC 1324)

“So I reply to you, it was not the body of Christ before consecration; but after consecration, I tell you, it is now the body of Christ. He spoke, and it was made; He commanded, and it was created.”
(St. Ambrose, 340-397 AD)


St. Petronille Grammar School, located in the heart of Glen Ellyn, educates children from Preschool through Gr. 8 and is currently seeking dedicated, nurturing, energetic and inspirational Teachers to join our dedicated staff as we begin our 95th year.

We currently have openings in the following areas: 

  • Preschool (full-time)
  • Kindergarten (full-time)
  • Gr. 5 (full time)
  • Art (part-time)
  • Physical Education (part-time)
  •  Instructional Assistants in Grs. 1-5 (part-time)

If you enjoy working with children and would like the opportunity to work in partnership with parents and staff in a family atmosphere to lay the foundation to develop life long-learners, then we would enjoy talking with you about the opportunities St. Petronille has to offer.  Please contact Principal Maureen Aspell at or        630-469-5041 ext. 3101.


 Urgent Needs from Christian Service

One of the single easiest ways for our parish to help those in need is by keeping a steady supply of gift cards available for things such as groceries, gas, and other daily needs. 
The current supply of gift cards I have available is very low at this time. If you could prayerfully consider donating gift cards, it will allow us to better serve the needs of the community. 
Gift cards most needed: Aldi, Speedway, Bucky’s, or BP gas station, Jewel, Walgreens, and McDonald’s.  
Thank you for your consideration.
Tanya Singh, Coordinator
Christian Service
630 469-0404 x2108


We are looking to kick off
St. Petronille’s Young Adult Ministry
in the upcoming weeks, with some events specifically for the 18-35 year old adults in our parish and our area.

If you or someone you know would be interested in helping plan these fun events or staying up-to-date with the latest events of this particular ministry, please contact:

Carina Greico
630-469-0404 x2106


Organ Concert at the Marmion Abbey
850 Butterfield Rd, Aurora
Bach and Beyond

Friday, July 30 at 7:30pm

Presented by:

Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Orgaist

The program will feature twelve area organists playing music by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Couperin, Hubert Parry, William Walond, Marianne Kim and other masters.

Eric Rasmussen, Carol Olmstead and Franci Adduci
will be a part of the concert

Questions? Karl Bruhn or 630 879-7655



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SparkFest Volunteers needed:

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 Preview Our Diocesan Bible School!

The acclaimed Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet is registering students for Years 1 and 2 this Fall:
  • Live Online Classes for Year 1 on Thursdays 7-9 P.M.
  • In-Person Classes at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Aurora) for Year 2 classes on Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
If you want to learn the Bible from a Catholic perspective, come and see if this program is for you.
  • Live On-Line Preview August 19, 7-8:30 P.M.
  • In Person Preview at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Aurora) August 28, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Meet an instructor
  • Talk to current students
  • See the books
  • Get a feel for a typical class
For more information, go to:  
or call (815)221-6147

Click here for more details and to apply for the Religious Education Assistant position



Join us in praying the
Consecration to St. Joseph

A 6-week devotion
Following the book
by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Consecration to St. Joseph:
The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father

A weekly group will gather at St. Petronille Parish
Thursdays from August 12 through September 9
Consecration date September 13, 2021

With the exception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is our most powerful intercessor in heaven due to his singular role as Head and Protector of the Holy Family. In 1870, Pope Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph the patron of the Universal Church. According to Catholic tradition, Joseph died in the “arms of Jesus and Mary”. He is considered to be a model of the pious believer who receives grace at the moment of death; in other words, St. Joseph is the patron saint of a happy death.  In addition, St. Joseph is most well-known as the patron saint of fathers, families, and workers.

Now, the Year of St. Joseph as proclaimed by Pope Francis, is the perfect time to consecrate ourselves to St. Joseph. Here’s what the Consecration to St. Joseph will look like here at St. Petronille:

  • Purchase the book Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC through (click on “Marian Helpers Catalog Shop Mercy” in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage, and scroll down to find the book, put it in your cart, and purchase). You can also find the book on Amazon or through other book sellers by searching for “Consecration to St Joseph Fr Donald Calloway”. Order your book now so that you have it in time to start on August 12!
  • Contact Christine Balaty by email or call (630)469-0404 x2107 to register for the morning OR evening group. You do not need to register for both. The same group session from the morning will be repeated in the evening to accommodate your availability.
  • Morning group sessions 1-5 will be in the Conference Room in the Parish Office (door 3) from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM from Thursday, August 12 through September 9, 2021.
  • Evening group Sessions 1-5 will meet in Colonial Hall (enter through door 4) from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM from Thursday, August 12 through September 9, 2021.
  • Session 6 – Consecration Day will take place in the Mary Chapel (door at the same morning and evening times



BRAIN, HEART, WORLD Introduction: 

Fr. Milota introduces the docuseries Brain, Heart, World.
This series of three 30 minute documentaries reveals the devastating effect of pornography and the porn industry on society and families, the long-term impact of pornography on the brain, and the predatory practices of this billion dollar industry.

Thank You for taking the time to watch this docuseries and learn more about the serious dangers of the pornography industry and how it is deeply hurting individuals, relationships and families.

Click here for Fr. Milota's closing remarks

Now that you have this information, we want to provide you with resources to get the help you need.
Click here for additional resources

If you do not find what you are looking for here,
please reach out to Fr. Milota 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 2021 beginning on March 6.

Handmade signs are encouraged! 

"Pray the Rosary" 

"God bless America"    

All participants must wear masks.

 We will have a beautiful statue of


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



















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