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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:


St. Petronille Parish Pastoral Council


New Members needed to fill vacancies. Consider being a candidate.

Click here for full description of the Council.

Contact Fr. Jim 630 469-0404 x2100 or

Kathy Yurcus 630 858-2192 for additional information and an application.


AS you look ahead to 2015-16, please remember that the Newman Institute provides adult faith formation and catechist formation through our Foundations of Faith courses—at no cost to your parish.  These two-hour workshops are led by highly qualified instructors in an adult-learning model geared toward engaging minds and hearts. 



St. James the Apostle Parish in Glen Ellyn to Host

Annulment Information Night

Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm in St. James Hall

Enter through Door D, adjacent to the north parking lot on Park Blvd.


       Annulments remain a mystery for many of us Catholics. Helping to dispel the mystery and misinformation surrounding annulments and in making people aware of the potential for benefiting those who have been through the often hurtful experience of divorce is among the top aims of everyone who serves in Marriage Ministry.  If you’ve ever thought about an annulment, or know someone who might be please join me on

May 20 at 7pm at St. James the Apostle Parish, 480 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. The Annulment Information Night will be held in St. James Hall, which is accessible through Door D, located adjacent to our north parking lot on Park Blvd. I have invited Mr. Jim Gilligan, LCSW, to join me so we can address questions from any aspect of the process. Jim has worked in our Diocesan Marriage Tribunal, and has provided expert testimony on behalf of annulment petitioners.

                                                                                                                                                                —Deacon John Moeller



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, Vacation Bible School volunteers, coaches, catechists, mission trip chaperones, and Living Out Loud chaperones. 

A Protecting God’s Children Training session will be held from 7-10pm at St. Petronille on Thursday, May 21.  To register to attend this Protecting God’s Children training session, or another, go to the Diocese of Joliet website at  On-line registration is required.




How can we make St. Petronille feel warm and welcoming to everyone who enters? For this is the responsibility of each of us that make up the family of St Petronille.

              Being a welcoming community is our call as disciples of Jesus Christ.

              Please help us by becoming a greeter! We are looking for individuals, couples and families to join this important ministry. Please sign up to greet at the Mass you normally attend. Assist weekly, monthly, or as your schedule permits! We only ask for ten minutes of your time!

Contact Lyn Schmidt at 630-247-3105 or to be part of this welcoming team!





Fr. Kevin Farrell is celebrating his 50th Anniversary!

Click here for details on the celebration.




Developing Saints

“And A Child Shall Lead Them” Isaiah 11:6


Recently one of St. Petronille's Girl Scout Troops #42061, donated $350.88 to support "Springboard to the Future."  These are 10 to 12 year old girls who decided, on their own, to help their parish during its 90th Anniversary. Their interest in helping restore and refurbish the chandeliers and the steeple is inspiring as well as charming.


It is quite likely that one or more of them will be married, some day, at the altar of St. Petronille. Perhaps, on that happy occasion, they will look up, and seeing our beautiful chandeliers, remember back to 2015 when they helped make a difference. Perhaps years later they can show their own children the iconic steeple and explain their part in its restoration.  As the Psalmist said, 3000 years ago, "from the mouths of children you have called forth praise"

(Psalm 8:2)










The Parish Long Range Pastoral Plan

Click here to read the full plan


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

June 22-26, 2015

Click here for sign-up information


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.

Job Opportunities:

  • Catholic School Teaching Ministry Opportunities

    The SERRA CLUB OF DUPAGE, a national organization supporting vocations to the priesthood and religious life,  invites you   to  join them and Father Thomas, McCarthy, OSA,  on  Monday, May 18, 2014,  at St Petronille Parish. The evening will begin at 6pm with Rosary and Mass in the Church. Dinner will follow in the PLC.

    Guest speaker at the dinner, Father McCarthy is a native South Side Chicagoan and a graduate of St Rita High School.  After taking his solemn vows as an Augustinian Friar and being ordained to the priesthood, Father McCarthy returned to St Rita, first as a teacher, thenas Principal and President.  Now, Father Tom is Vocations Director for both the Midwest and Eastern Provinces of Augustinian Order.

    To find out more about  SERRA or to make a reservation for the dinner,  please contact Joann Carr or 630-665-0994.


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