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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


 Congratulations to our First Communicants!

Full list of names



The Amy Allen Memorial Scholarship

The Amy Allen Memorial Scholarship, a $2,000  award, sponsored by Mike and his daughter, Molly Allen, is awarded annually to a student who is graduating from St. Petronille Catholic School.  This student must desire to continue his/her education at a Catholic High School.  This student must also possess a strong aptitude in Science and Math.  All students meeting these criteria will be considered. 

Completed applications must be received by Ms. Aspell in the School office by May 10. Questions, please call the school at 630 469-0404 x3000. 







Registration packet



Declutter for Charity Sale


June 11, 2016


To continue celebrating The Year of Mercy, the proceeds from the sale will be donted to international groups approved by the Diocese.

Click here for more information


Upcoming Events and Announcements


Adult Volunteers Needed for Vacation Bible School


This June, Vacation Bible School will come to life at St. Petronille!

We are currently looking for 10 adults (incoming college freshmen and older) to be leaders for our small groups, as well as station leaders for Snacks, Music, Games, Bible Adventure, Imagination Station and Preschool Park.

     Adequate adult supervision for all small groups and stations is required to ensure the safety of all those participating.  We cannot offer this program without your help.  Please consider volunteering for this amazing week-long event for the kids of our parish.

     If you like fun, enjoy working with children and desire to get involved with your parish in a limited way, this is for you!  No experience necessary, just a desire to share God's love with others!  Training and support ALWAYS provided.

For more information about being a VBS group/station leader, please contact Valerie Della Penna at 

VBS will be held June 20-24, 2016



CCW Annual

High School Scholarship

Click here for an application.



St. Petronille Parish School is currently

accepting applications for the 2016-2017

academic year for Grades Kindergarten

through 5th. Contact Maureen Aspell, Principal,

at 630-469-5041 ext. 3101 or

for additional information.






Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

 June 10-12, 2016 or August 12-14, 2016,

all at Elk Grove Village, IL.  Early registration is highly recommended

For reservations/information, call Jim & Kris at 630-577-0778 or contact us through




Click here to learn more about the Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet.

Transforming Adolescent Catechesis (TAC)



The TAC group has been working hard since our Survey follow up meeting that so many dedicated parishioners attended. If you will recall during that meeting, we identified “gaps” and “strengths” in Youth Ministry at St. Petronille, then brainstormed ideas on how to “fill the gaps” and continue to support the strengths.  For the past several months we have been working with the suggestions that came out of the brainstorming process from that meeting.

We have developed eight “Smart Goals” associated with the gaps and are hoping to begin recruiting volunteers to implement these goals. One of the most exciting goals is to establish an Adult Friends of Youth Ministry Committee designed to make sure there is youth representation, integration and continuity within the rest of the parish committees.  

For more information, or to get involved please contact us:



VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Training for Adults

                  Out of concern for the safety and well-being of children, every Diocesan parish, school or religious education employee or volunteer who is involved with minors on a regular, recurring basis and those who may have an opportunity to be alone with children during parish, school or religious education sponsored events, are required to attend a Virtus Protecting God’s Children program. This includes, but is not limited to, classroom volunteers, Vacation Bible School volunteers, coaches, catechists, mission trip chaperones, and Totus Tuus & Living Out Loud chaperones.  A Protecting God’s Children Training session will be held from

7-10pm at St. Petronille on May 19

To register to attend any training session:

On-line registration is required.





Click here for more detailed information or

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


Library Links:

Readings for the Easter Season and beyond

  •  Hearts Aflame: The Holy Spirit at the Heart of Christian Life Today, Alan Schrek, 1995 (231.3 SCH).
  • The Navarre Bible: The Acts of the Apostles (226.64 NAV). Other commentaries and study guides for The Acts of the Apostles can be found at 226.606 – 226.6077.
  •  From Resurrection To Pentecost: Easter – Season Meditations, Robert F. Morneau, (242.36 MOR).
  •  Lent and Easter Wisdom from Pope John Paul II: daily scripture and prayers together with John Paul II’s own words.  (242.34 JOH)
  • Revelations of Divine Mercy: daily readings from the diary of Blessed Faustina Kowalska. (271.9202)

The Parish Library is open weekdays from

9am to 4:30pm in the Parish Office.



It's here!  Totus Tuus, a week long Diocesan summer program that has college age students and seminarians working with Catholic youth in Grades 1-12, is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith.  The Totus Tuus team uses skits, songs, games and inspiring, interactive teaching throughout the week to demonstrate that being a faithful, practicing Catholic can still be fun!


Grade School Program

Students entering Grades 1-6

Monday to Friday, July 25-29, 2016

9:00 am to 2:30 pm

$35 registration fee per child, Family Rate:  

$90 for 3 or more grade school children


Jr High & High School Program

Students entering Grades 7-12

Sunday to Thursday, July 24-28, 2016

7pm to 9pm

$20 registration fee per teen.

For more information: Kimberly Meinhart

630 407-0918 or


Click Here for a Registration Form










Check-out our Parish Library



Men’s Fall Retreat at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL- Join other men from St. Petronille for Transformation Conversations an Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat with Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ September 16-18, 2016. For more information, call Joe Glaser at (630) 469-2075 or go to for information, directions, or registration.












The Parish Long Range Pastoral Plan

Click here to read the full plan



     Learn more about our Parish School          Click Here 




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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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