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.

Come, follow me         

Is Jesus calling you to the table to receive Him body, blood, soul, and divinity?  Are you ready to become a part of the Catholic Church?  Have you received some of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation), but not all of them?  In the Catholic Church, Jesus is present not only in the Word, but also in Sacrament in the Eucharist.  Is now the time to renew and deepen your relationship with Him?


Come and See   

The first step of the RCIA process is called inquiry.  “Jesus turned and saw them following , and said to them. ‘What do you seek?’  And they said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’  He said to them, ‘Come and see.’”  Do you have a longing in your heart to grow closer to Jesus?  Do you want to know where He is staying?  You can find him in the church He founded – the Catholic Church.  “Come and see” or invite a friend or family member who is searching for Christ to “Come and see” on Sundays beginning on July 20, 2014 from 1– 2pm in the Parish Office (Door 3).  We will talk about each other’s journey of faith, the beliefs of the Catholic Church, and what is bringing you to think you might want to take the next step of preparation for becoming a member of the Catholic Church or receiving Sacraments to be in full communion with the Catholic Church.  Contact Christine Balaty at or (630)542-6233 for more information, or just join us on Sundays starting July 20 to “Come and See”.


New Weekend Mass Times 

Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5pm (every Sunday)

Second Sunday of the month will be Teen Mass







Mark Your Calendars!

The Annual Parish Picnic is scheduled for

Sunday, September 14, 2014

and is returning to Lake Ellyn!



July 26


Registration opens 6:30am


St. John the Baptist Church, Winfield

$20 Pre-race;  $25 after July 20 & race day

$5 Kid’s Dash(7 & under), $60 Family (4 for 5K)

Register online:

Race Questions:

All proceeds go to Waterleaf (

“Kid’s Dash” for 7 and under

Awards – 1st,2nd,3rd place for different age categories

Free Knights of Columbus pancakes for participants.










Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal



Bells, Bells, Bells!


  • Do you like the sound of bells? 
  • Did you know that          St. Petronille has a 3-octave set of handbells?
  • Are you wondering if that is something you could learn to play?

St. Petronille DOES have a 3-octave set of handbells. In the past they have played at the 5pm and 8:30am Masses during the year.  In addition, the handbells often get used for processions such as those we have on Holy Thursday, for May Crowning, and on Corpus Christi.

            Because some of our ringers’ schedules have changed, we are looking for 5 new people, high-school age or adult, to join the handbell choir.  Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7:30 – 9pm, in the music room.  Start date is Tuesday September 9.  Call Carol Olmstead, x 2105, or email and let her know you are interested.

            Please consider joining the Jubilate Handbell Choir.  You’ll meet new people, learn a new skill, and “make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”  






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