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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:



St. Petronille Parishioner

designs a sanctuary for Pope Francis


This September when Pope Francis celebrates an outdoor Sunday Mass with some 1,500 priests and an estimated 1.5 million lay people, he will be standing in a sanctuary designed by James Lenahan, son of Jim and Trish Lenahan.

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P.A.D.S. Lunch Coordinator Needed

     After many years of organizing St. Petronille volunteers to make PADS lunches, Stacy Sarley, has decided to step down.  On behalf of the entire parish, thank you Stacy for your dedication to feeding the hungry in our community!

This means that we are in need of a new P.A.D.S. Lunch Coordinator.  St. Petronille commits to providing approximately 75 lunches to the local P.A.D.S. site each month.  This person coordinates the donation of supplies (bread, cheese, lunchmeat, fruit, etc), the volunteers to assemble the lunches and the delivery of those lunches to First Congregational Church later that evening.  P.A.D.S. lunches are provided by our parish the second Sunday of the month, Oct-Apr.  Approximately 10 hours per month are needed for this position.   Assistance in recruiting volunteers is provided by Middle School Ministry.

For more information, or to volunteer for this position, please contact Valerie Della Penna at 630-469-0404 x4113 or at



Click HERE for more information on the

Youth Ministry 5k Run/Walk on September 7, 2015!



Buildings and Property Committee

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St. John’s Gospel

Chapter 11: Mary and Martha


“I am the Resurrection and the Life”


Join us any Monday

at 9:30am or 7pm

Beginning August 31

Parish Office, Door 3

Any questions? Please contact:

Kimberly Meinhart

630.407.0918 or



St. Petronille Faith Formation Ministry

is accepting

Registration Forms for the 2015-16 School year. 

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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.






For more information, contact Barry Smith at

630 294-0911


Must be 21

or older to attend.

Sponsored by:

St. Petronille KOC


Council 5516




Have you ever wondered:


* How the Mass got its shape?

*Where the words we say at Mass come from?

*How to respond that Catholics don’t know the Bible?


Then this 2-session series is for YOU


Session 1: Tuesday, August 25

7:30 – 9pm

Session 2: Wednesday, August 26

7:30 – 9pm


Bring your Bible, and 1 question you want answered

For more information:

Call or email Carol Olmstead: (630) 469-0404, x2105




Guys, You need a time out!

Even Jesus took time outs!


The Jesuit Retreat at Bellarmine September 25-27

Is your chance to join fellow St. Petronille men to quietly

listen to what Jesus has to say to you.  Fr.  Jim recommends it.


“Our Lord took time to get away and pray.  So too must We take time to be alone with God in prayer.  I encourage All men of our parish to set aside time to be spiritually Refreshed, renewed and strengthened through prayer. Because a number of men from St. Petronille have been to the  Men’s Silent Retreat at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in the past, I endorse the upcoming weekend;  September 25-27.” Fr. Jim

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Summer Hours

                  During the summer the Parish Library is open Monday – Thursday, 9am – 3pm, Friday, 9 – Noon.  Enter at Door #3. 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 to 11:30am.

The Parish Library now offers a Books on Wheels program, which 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:  9:15 – 11am.  A librarian or volunteer will process your request and a volunteer will deliver your materials at a mutually agreed upon time.  The Parish Library phone number is:  630-469-0404, ext. 0. 

To search the Parish Library Catalog via the Internet, visit the Parish website, and click on the Ministries/Parish Library tabs for instructions on how to search the library catalog. 


The Biblical Institute of the Diocese of Joliet is a 4-year program to study every book of the Bible. We use one of the best Catholic Bible studies ever developed for learning Scripture in a systematic way, the Catholic Biblical School Program (Paulist Press). Students earn certificates in Basic Biblical Studies (2 years) and Advanced Biblical Studies (4 years), from this nationally recognized program.


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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







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