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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 Mon - Thur

8am -1pm Fri


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, August 20: Parish Family Fest

Combining The New School Year Kickoff and The Parish Picnic

The fest will be located on St. Petronille campus and is open to all parishioners!


Adult Faith Formation:  Bible Study is starting Monday, August 7!

Register and Order your Book Today!

Take this opportunity to go deeper into the Gospel of Matthew.

We meet from 7-9pm beginning August 7 in the Parish Office.

Register by contacting Christine Balaty at or 630 469-0404 x2107 and pick up a book in the Parish Office for $11. 

Prepare for August 7th by reading and writing responses for

Session 1: the Introduction pgs 1-7


Upcoming Events and Announcements


Mark your calender

September 4, 2017


Sponsors Welcome

 Please call Jim at 630 947-2848 to learn about sponsorship benefits


Volunteers needed to serve on the Christian Worship Commission

     The St. Petronille Christian Worship Commission (CWC) is responsible to continually assess the ongoing liturgical and spiritual needs of the St. Petronille Parish.  It is also responsible to provide for the spiritual development of the Parish and provide communication, coordination, education and training for the various ministries involved in our weekly Liturgy. 

The CWC currently has 2-3 openings on the commission for the upcoming term.  If you would like to get more involved with the planning and coordination of our weekend masses and help support the various liturgical ministries at St. Pets, or if you have any questions about the time commitment, etc. please contact Jason Fues @ 630-809-0144 or


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.


Meet & Support our Seminarians:Diocese of Joliet - 43rd Annual Seminarian Sendoff!

August 6

Krasa Center, Benedictine University

1:30 - 4:30pm

For more information: Call or email John Matyasik:630 947-5672 or



Keep up on the latest happenings of our Parish Council


Meeting Dates and Minutes


Click here to read

Deacon Bob Cassey’s Homilies



Men’s Fall Retreat

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL


Join other men from St. Petronille

September 22-24, 2017
for an Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

with Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
The Spiritual Exercises: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?


A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath.  We cease from work.  We make space for God.  We enjoy the holiness of the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God’s perspective, where He is inviting to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

For more information, call Joe Glaser at

(630) 469-2075 or go to

 for information, directions, and registration.


Catechists Needed

Catechists are needed for all sessions:

  • Wednesday: 4:15-5:30pm or 7:30pm - 9pm
  • Sundays: 9:15 - 10:30am

Training and materials are provided. Class sizes are limited to 10-13 students. Grades Preschool through Grade 2 always have 2 catechists, so consider asking a friend to teach with you!

Please call Susan at 630 858-3796 x4109 for additional informaiton or to make an appointment to discern how your gifts can be used in children's Faith Formation!







Fox Valley

Chapter American

Guild of Organists


Bach & Beyond

at the Abbey

850 Butterfield Rd, Aurora

Friday, July 28 at 7:30pm

Members of the chapter bring forth their best playing to celeberate the music of Bach and other masters.  A pick-up choir and several congregational hymns will round out a magnificent evening.  You won't want to miss this one!

Eric Rasmussen and Carol Olmstead will be performing.  Come out and support two of our Parish Famiy members!


Mark your calendars now!


Eagle Scout Project

Collection Drive and Benefit Concert featuring

Gavin Coyle!!

July 29, in the PLC - 6pm


Jack Andringa is a member of the Glen Ellyn Boy Scout Troup 41.  He is working toward the rank of Eagle Scout.  For his Eagle Scout project, Jack is organizing a collection drive and benefit concert for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization.

For more information and a complete donaton needs list -

Click Here!



Long Range Planning Report to the Parishioners of

St. Petronille


Click here

to read the updated report



     Learn more about our Parish School          Click Here 




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Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal


Advent 2016

Lent 2016

Advent 2015

Pentecost 2015

Lent 2015

Advent 2014

Fall 2014

Pentecost 2014

Lent 2014

Advent 2013






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