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.


Holy Week Schedule


Holy Saturday:

       Blessing of Baskets:  11:30 a.m.

      The Easter Vigil:  8:00 p.m.


Easter Sunday:

       Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord:

Church:  7 a.m.

Church and Parish Life Center: 

8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.


   St. Vincent de Paul truck drive

May 4 at St. Petronille: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Items we can accept are:

Appliances:  Small appliances

AUDIO VISUAL:  Videos, DVD’s, CDs, cassettes and records. No home recordings


BLINDS, ETC.:  Blinds, curtain rods (brand new in box only), No draperies, No drapery rods

BOOKS:  Fiction and non-fiction – must be clean, no mold, no broken bindings, no missing  pages. No textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader Digest Editions or magazines

CLOTHING:    Clothing, shoes and accessories, all sizes, all seasons (folded in bags or boxes) -no hangers

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:  Lamps (no halogen), bake ware, cookware, dishes, glasses, knick-knacks, pictures, utensils, etc. Please pack breakables in box with newspaper

LINENS:  Blankets, curtains, sheets, small rugs, tablecloths, towels, throw pillows, etc.

SPORTING GOODS:  We do not accept bowling balls, skis, exercise equipment, tents or sleeping bags all other sporting goods are accepted.

TOYS :  Toys, puzzles and games must be clean and complete


Some items that we never accept are:  paint, chemicals, grease or oils, cosmetics (unless new and unopened), disposable food containers and jars (except canning jars), wall –to-wall carpeting, built-ins of and kind. We also can’t accept anything with mildew, mold, musty odors or wet. Thanks!


If the truck drive has to be cancelled for any reason a pulpit announcement will be made, that weekend, at each Mass.

. Donors of furniture or other large items can call our dispatch for a pickup of those items at their home. 630-231-4658 or email them at with address, phone number and description of donation.



St. Vincent of DePaul clothing drive is a great way for the junior high students to get volunteer hours. If you can spare some time, we would love to have you help but every student needs to bring a parent with. If you’re interested please email Tim McKeown at




VBS Registration Packet


2014 VBS Registration Form

2014 VBS Volunteer Sign-up Information

















Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal



The Growing Up Talk

Preview for Parents

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


This is the first step in talking to your child about human sexuality and building on that special parent/child relationship. Come and see how the Church can help you in talking to your child about Growing Up in a beautiful way!

Click here for more information


Child Care is available during the Sunday, 10am Mass.  Stop by and visit to learn more. 




Note changes to the calendar: The following groups will not be meeting on Easter Sunday: RCIA, Sunday Morning Miracle, Teen Choir, Contemporary Choir and RCIA for Children - Enjoy time with your families.


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