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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


Mass every Thursday in Lent

beginning on

February 11 at 7:30pm


Lent Schedule


Ash Wednesday (February 10):

                Mass and Distribution of Ashes:      6:15am, 8am, 12 noon & 7:30pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation in Lent:

                Saturdays: 4-4:50pm (not Holy Saturday)

                Friday, March 4: 8-9pm

                Saturday, March 20: 6pm,

                until all are heard

Parish Reconciliation Service:

                March 14, 7:30pm


Special Lenten Events:


Prayer Mondays

                Mondays: 7pm


               Thursdays: 7:30pm

Stations of the Cross:

                Fridays: 7:30pm

Parish Mission: 

               Feb. 15-17, 7pm in the PLC, led by Fr. Luke Barder. Click here for information



"Being Church in the Age of Francis"

Parish Mission: February 15, 16 and 17

9am and 7pm (repeat of morning session) PLC - Door 2


Monday: The Family is the Domestic Church

Tuesday: Being the Local Church Family as St. Petronille Parishioners, Members of the Diocese of Joliet and Catholics in the United States

Wednesday: Being the Universal Church Family as part of the Global Community of Catholics Shephereded by Pope Francis.

Click here for more information on Fr. Luke Barder_________________________________________________________________________________________ 


Upcming Events and Announcements



Annual Lenten Fish Fry

All you can eat! Adults $10, Kids (under 12) $5, Family Price $35 Cash Bar

Fish Fry Dates:

Feb. 12 & 19, Mar. 4, 11,& 18

Doors Open at 5:30 - 7:30pm



Youth Ministry 2016 Mission Trips:

  • Blackfeet Reservation: March 25 - April 3
  • NRN: June 13-18
  • Blackfeet Reservation: July 7-16

Contact Mary Miller, Director of Youth Ministry at or YM

St. Joseph’s Day Sweet Table


              On Sunday, March 6  we will be celebrating the 39th  Anniversary of our St.  Joseph’s Day Sweet Table.  Mark your calendars now to join us for food, fun and fellowship following all Sunday masses in the Parish Center.

              We are seeking volunteers to bake sweet table items. The best part is you can bake whatever you wish to be served to our parishioners (cookies, cakes breads etc. are most welcomed).  We also need volunteers to help with the preparation and serving.  

Contact or

630 546-1780.



"Come Stay with me awhile"













An Evening of Reflection

St. Petronille PLC (Door #2)

March 15, 2016


Come join with us in a pilgrimage of prayer,a journey into the power and love of God. Enrich your Lenten journey by walking with Jesus and his friends  from the Passover supper, to the Garden of Gethsemane,  and through the streets of Jerusalem to the cross. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the St. Petronille Faith Formation Office at 630-858-3796x-4000



Nominations for the

St. Petronille

Woman of the Year 2016

Click here for additional information







Men’s Sports Trivia Night

February 5 at 6:30pm

     CCW invites you to participate in a sports trivia fundraiser, held in the PLC. Join other men in our parish for a fun evening of sports and fellowship! Please contact Katie Fischer at for an entry form.




Meet our

Parish Council




Click here to read about the members of the St. Petronille Parish Council.




Parish Library



Buildings and Property Committee

Click here for updates.

An Invitation from

Fr. Jim Dougherty & Fr. Burke Masters to

All Men of the Diocese


Tuesday, February 23, 6:30pm in the Parish Life Center

“Rediscover Christ & Deepen your Lenten Journey”

Evening Includes:

¨ Adoration of Jesus Christ

¨ Confession

¨ Man-Feast and Fellowship

¨ Raffle

¨ Discussion

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2016 Lenten Prayer Mondays

Make room for PRAYER!  We continue our celebration of St. Petronille’s

90th Anniversary with Prayer Mondays during the season of Lent.  Designed to enrich your Lenten journey, Prayer Mondays are special nights of prayer developed by your parish staff.  So, join us for one evening, or all five--there is something for everyone this Lent!

  • Mon. Feb 15- Wed. Feb 17—PARISH MISSION (7pm, PLC) Fr. Luke grew up in St. Petronille, attended the parish school and was very active member of Youth Ministry.  He was ordained in 2014 and is a member of the Dominican Order. Fr. Luke is a gifted speaker, has a great sense of humor and will share his spirituality in his talks.
  • Mon. Feb 22—STATIONS TO CELEBRATE THE WAY OF GOD’S MERCY (7pm, Church) Written by Catholic songwriter and composer David Hass, this contemporary walk finds its inspiration and foundation in the traditional Stations of the Cross and is in tune with Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy. Begin your Lenten journey by joining Gavin Coyle, Eric Rasmussen and the St. Petronille staff as we pray these Stations of Mercy.
  • Mon. Feb 29—TAIZE’  (7pm, Church) The music of Taize’ emphasizes simple phrases which are usually lines from Psalms, scripture or from the liturgy.  Repeated many times, or sometime they are sung in canon.  Join Eric Rasmussen and the St. Petronille musicians for this special evening of prayer & music.
  • Mon. March 7—Labyrinth and Prayer Stations  (7pm Church) Several forms will be offered this evening as well as the labyrinth.  Guided Reflection and other prayer forms will be offered by parish staff and teens.
  • Mon. Mar 21—Rosary (7pm, Church) Pray the Luminous Mysteries with our community of faith.



The Parish Long Range Pastoral Plan

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Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal


Advent 2015

Pentecost 2015

Lent 2015

Advent 2014

Fall 2014

Pentecost 2014

Lent 2014

Advent 2013






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