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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 M-TH

8am -1pm F



Weekend Mass Times:


Saturday: 5pm

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


Second Sunday of the month is theTeen Mass


Sunday, September 25, 2016 marks the beginning of the Lifetime Investment in Faith and Education Appeal (L.I.F.E).  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: Over the last 5 years, approximately $170,000 in tuition assistance has been provided by the LIFE 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, where interest income is used for the support of St. Petronille School.

Volunteer Effort: The LIFE 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.

Click here to make a donation


Upcoming Events and Announcements


Celebrate School & Parish Community

Saturday _ October 1st _ 6-11pm


St. Petronille PLC & Biergarten

Adults Only Social _ $25 per Ticket

Click here to purchase tickets


September is Food Pantry Month

Please drop off your non-perishable food and other items in the Parish Life Center Coat Room after all Masses during the month of September. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, located at 493 Forest Avenue, appreciates your donation of cash or food items. For more information, please contact Katie Bots at (773) 600-2817 or at

The following is the Food Pantry’s wish list, but all non-perishable items will be appreciated:

Peanut Butter, Jelly, Rice, Pasta, Spaghetti, Canned Tuna, Tomato Sauce, Canned Peas, Green Beans, Corn, Flour,  Sugar (1 lb. or 2 lb. bags or boxes), Dried Beans (Pinto, Northern, Peas, Lentils), Coffee (1 lb. cans), Coffee (Instant), Tea, Cold Cereal, Oatmeal, Macaroni and Cheese, Bar Soap, Diapers and Baby Wipes, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent, Personal Hygiene Products (toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo)

Thank you for your contributions!








33 Days to Merciful Love

Monday Evening Study




End this Extraordinary

Jubilee Year of Mercy with a BANG!

Consecrate Yourself to

God’s Divine Mercy!


Prepare at home on your own or with our group on Monday evenings at 7pm in the Parish Office (Door 3):  Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21 or a combination of both as your schedule permits, for

The Do-It-Yourself Retreat using the book 33 Days to Merciful Love by

Fr. Michael Gaitley. 


Our parish “retreat” officially starts on Tuesday, Oct.18, the Feast of St. Luke, whose Gospel is considered the Gospel of Mercy.  We will finish the 33-day retreat on Saturday, Nov. 19 so as to consecrate ourselves to Divine Mercy on the last day of this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.


Books will be available in the parish office for $14.82. 


Everyone is welcome!


Questions contact Christine Balaty at or (630)469-0404 x2107.


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.





Click here for more detailed information or

contact Ron Yurcus at 630 858-5499 or for more information.














St. Vincent dePaul Truck coming to St. Petronille


October 9, 2016


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Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal


Lent 2016

Advent 2015

Pentecost 2015

Lent 2015

Advent 2014

Fall 2014

Pentecost 2014

Lent 2014

Advent 2013






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