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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 and Announcements:














Marriage Enrichment Team

St. Daniel the Prophet,

St. Elizabeth Seton,

St. Joan of Arc, Holy Spirit Catholic Community, St. Margaret Mary, St. Raphael, St. Scholastica, St. Thomas the Apostle,

St. Petronille


The Inter-parish

Marriage Enrichment Team

presents our 8th Annual Event

Love & Laughter Marriage Getaway

Saturday, October 17


St. Elizabeth Seaton Parish

2220 Lisson Rd, Naperville

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Buildings and Property Committee

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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.



The St. Petronille Parish library holds over 800 books, CDs, DVDs and Periodicals relating to Religion and Christianity.  Come and check them out!

The Parish Library is open during regular Parish Office Hours, Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Enter at Door #3, 420 Glenwood Ave. Sign in at the reception desk.  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 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Books on Wheels: This service 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:  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. A librarian or volunteer will process your request and a volunteer will deliver/pickup your materials at a mutually agreed upon time.  The Parish Library phone number is:  630-469-0404, ext. 0.

Parish Library Online Catalog: Visit the Parish website, and click on the Ministries/Parish Library tab for instructions on how to search the library catalog.

Book Donations:  Our shelves are getting full and we can accept donations only of select items.  If you have materials that you would like to donate, please email us at or call the Library on a Wednesday morning to discuss the donation.  Please do not drop books off at the Library or Parish Office.







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






Upcoming Events