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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.



Weekend Mass Times:


Saturday: 5pm

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


Second Sunday of the month is theTeen Mass



Upcoming Events:



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Youth Ministry 5k Run/Walk on September 7, 2015!




Buildings and Property Committee

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AS you look ahead to 2015-16, please remember that the Newman Institute provides adult faith formation and catechist formation through our Foundations of Faith courses—at no cost to your parish.  These two-hour workshops are led by highly qualified instructors in an adult-learning model geared toward engaging minds and hearts. 



St. Petronille Faith Formation Ministry

is accepting

Registration Forms for the 2015-16 School year. 

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St. Petronille Youth Ministry is embarking on its 5th World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland in July of 2016. Pope John Paul II instituted this international event following the 1984 Year of Redemption. As he observed over 300,000 youth from all around the world in St. Peter’s Square he said: “What a fantastic spectacle is presented on this stage by your gathering here today! Who claimed that today’s youth has lost their sense of values? Is it really true that they cannot be counted on?” It was at this gathering that the Holy Father entrusted to the youth what is now known as the World Youth Day Cross, to be carried throughout the world as a symbol of the love of Christ for humanity. The first official World Youth Day took place in summer of 1986. Crowding hundreds of thousands of youth together in one place may terrify the average person, but to witness this gathering is to witness joy, singing, dancing, young people proudly holding their own flags high and exchanging greetings and tokens. They come together sharing one faith and learn to appreciate how very different that looks in different cultures! Follow our youth as they prepare for the summer of 2016.



JUST of DuPage is currently in need of Catholic bibles to give to men and women who are incarcerated there.  If you would like to donate a new or gently used Catholic bible, please leave it in the parish office or contact Rosemary Orbegoso at 630) 615-8400.





Summer Hours

                  During the summer the Parish Library is open Monday – Thursday, 9am – 3pm, Friday, 9 – Noon.  Enter at Door #3. The library operates as an open library with self-checkout of materials.  Easy instructions for borrowing books and periodicals can be found on the library bulletin board.  There is a printed catalog of the library’s holdings in a binder beneath the bulletin board.  On Wednesdays there will usually be a volunteer in the library to provide assistance from 9:30 to 11:30am.

The Parish Library now offers a Books on Wheels program, which makes the Library’s excellent collection available to parishioners who cannot visit the Parish Library due to disability or schedule. Persons wanting to utilize this service can call the Parish Library on Wednesdays:  9:15 – 11am.  A librarian or volunteer will process your request and a volunteer will deliver your materials at a mutually agreed upon time.  The Parish Library phone number is:  630-469-0404, ext. 0. 

To search the Parish Library Catalog via the Internet, visit the Parish website, and click on the Ministries/Parish Library tabs for instructions on how to search the library catalog. 


The Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet is a 4-year program to study every book of the Bible. We use one of the best Catholic Bible studies ever developed for learning Scripture in a systematic way, the Catholic Biblical School Program (Paulist Press). Students earn certificates in Basic Biblical Studies (2 years) and Advanced Biblical Studies (4 years), from this nationally recognized program.


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The Parish Long Range Pastoral Plan

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Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal


Pentecost 2015

Lent 2015

Advent 2014

Fall 2014

Pentecost 2014

Lent 2014

Advent 2013







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