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Faith Formation

Julie Knox

Director of Faith Formation
(630) 469-0404 x4109


Registrations are still being accepted for the 2019/2020 Faith Formation year!
Gr. 1-5 classes begin on October 2 - register today!

Sincere thanks to the many families who have already registered! If you have not yet registered your child, please do so ASAP to ensure that we have space in a classroom and supplies for your child on the first night of class!

 To Register

Simply complete and return our Faith Formation registration packet!

· Digital copies can be found by visiting and selecting “Faith Formation” under the “Ministries” tab (links to our printable forms are on the right side of the page).

· Paper copies are available in our large Faith Formation drop box located outside of our office entrance at 425 Prospect (Door #6).

· Any questions can be directed to Maura Canzano at (630) 858-3796 x-4000 or

· If you are new to the area or are not yet a registered parishioner, please contact the Parish Office at (630) 469-0404 to register your family first and include a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate with your registration materials.


 Catechists Needed!

Are YOU being called to share your faith and time with the young people of our parish?  Please consider becoming a part of the Faith Formation Ministry at St. Petronille Parish!  To keep our commitment to small group sizes, we need many “faces of faith” to facilitate our Faith Formation classes. All teaching materials are provided and Faith Formation staff also provides training and ongoing support for our amazing team of volunteers.  We cannot run our program without your help!! 


These are the spots we still must fill:


4:15-5:30pm   Co-catechists for Grades 1 and 2; Grade 3 catechist

6:00-7:15pm   Co-catechists for Grades 1 and 2; Grade 3 catechist; Grade 6 catechists

7:30-9:00pm   Grade 6 catechists; Grade 7 and 8 catechists (iPray and Mini Course)

Prayer Partners needed at all 3 sessions!


9:15-10:30am P3/P4 catechist


Once per mo. 1-3 Confirmation Mentors


Faith Formation Office

420 Glenwood Ave,

Glen Ellyn, Il. 60137

Phone: (630) 858-3796 ext. 4000

Fax: (630)858-6232


Faith Formation Staff

Julie Knox, Director of Faith Formation, ext. 4109

Maura Canzano, Secretary, ext. 4000

Kelly Swikle, Assistant (Grades 1-5, SMM), ext. 4111

Office Hours

During the RE school year:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:

9am to 3:30pm

Wednesday: 12:30pm to 9:30pm

Friday: 9am to 3pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 9:15am to 11:15am

All other hours by appointment

Summer Hours

Tuesday thru Thursday:

by appointment only



Faith Formation can only continue its varied programs with the help of many parishioners. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for members of the parish to share their time and talent with the children and the catechetical staff. If you are able to help, please contact the office.

The Diocese of Joliet requires all St. Petronille volunteers who work with children to attend a child sexual abuse awareness program called Protecting God’s Children. For information on attending one of these sessions, contact the RE Office, 858-3796 ext. 4000. or register online



Just a friendly reminder that treats for the class are not to be sent. Please help us keep this a safe environment for our students with allergies.


Class Times

Sunday Morning Miracle


Sundays 9:15-10:30am

Grades 1-5:

Wednesday, 4:15 to 5:30pm or 6 to 7:15pm

Grade 6: 

Wednesday, 7:30 to 9pm

Grades 7-8:

iPray, Wednesday, 7:30 to 8:05pm

Grades 7-8:

Mini-Courses, Wednesday, 8:05 to 9pm

RCIA for Children:

Sunday, 10:30-11:30am



Class cancellation in District 41 automatically cancels classes for students of the St. Petronille Faith Formation Program. Should St. Petronille cancel classes, an e-mail will be sent to each registered family from the Faith Formation Secretary, and if there is time, it will also be posted on the website. In the event of a cancelled class, please complete the chapter for that day as indicated on the Grade calendar.