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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:



The Christmas Mass Schedule

Nativity of the Lord

December 24              

4pm  Church and PLC

6pm & 10:30pm* in the Church

*Music begins at 10pm

December 25              

7:30am, 9:30am, & 11:30am






Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

December 27               5pm

December 28               7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, & 5pm











Mary Mother of God

(Holy Day of Obligation)

December 31               5pm

January 1                    8am & 10am




Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on

December 29 from 3-7pm.

Click here for more information.

New Blog Beginning January 1, 2015

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, called “The Joy of the Gospel,” which was released last year, provides a vision for discipleship and evangelization in the 21st century.  Since these are the key themes in the new diocesan framework for pastoral action, the Newman Institute has created a website for sharing Pope Francis’ text–in bite-sized chunks. “We have created a format for people to subscribe to read one paragraph per day starting January 1, 2015,” said David Spesia, Director of the Newman Institute. “Call it an early Christmas present, make it a New Year’s resolution, or just accept it as a chance to walk with Pope Francis as he shares the joy of the Gospel.”  To access the site and subscribe to read a paragraph a day from “The Joy of the Gospel”—or to help spread the word—go to




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If you would like to read more about the National Institute of Adolescent Catechesis and what the St. Petronille Local partnership in Adolescent Catechesis (LPAC) has been doing to reignite our youth and their families to grow and live in the Catholic Faith CLICK HERE.




St. Petronille Women's Retreat:

January 31-February 1, 2015



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for the Parish Directory










Waiting in Joyful Hope: Advent and Christmas Traditions



Catholic Relief Services Advent Reflections:


The Parish Long Range Pastoral Plan

Click here to read the full plan


St. Joseph the Worker Employment Ministry

For over 24 years, St. Joseph the Worker has been dedicated to providing umemployed and networking employed people with the coaching, skills and spiritual support to help them find their next job.  Click here to learn more about upcoming meetings.

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Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal

Advent 2014

Fall 2014

Pentecost 2014

Lent 2014

Advent 2013







Upcoming Events



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