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St. Petronille Parish Council

 

 

 

St. Petronille

Parish Council for 2016-17

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel J. Bak

Dan and his wife Lora joined the parish in 1994. They have two children, Sarah and Matthew. Dan and Lora are members of a Small Christian Community while Sarah and Matthew attent Faith Formation classes.  Dan is currently the Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton with degrees in Accounting and Management Information System and is employed at Northern Trust in its Hedge Fund Service Group.

 

Timothy J. Barder

Every worthwhile and lasting relationship in our lives require effort, meaningul communication and a strong personal commitment.  My attending daily Mass as often as possible, being a member of the Knights of Columbus and now as a member of the Parish Council is just that; to help build strong, committed and closely personal relationships with God and the Parish I am associated with, and to share that joy I feel being involved in these endeavors with those who are also making that same effort and commitment alongside me.

I have been a member of St. Petronille parish for more then 20 years and have a son who, as a Dominican priest, has given me a whole new persepctive on teh needs of a parish and its community. I have a Ph.D in Chemistry and have owned my own company for 20 years and I want to bring my experience, energy and insight to help St. Petronille flourish in the next years and help it reach the goals that it has set for itself.

 

Rita Doyle

St. Petronille has been my home parish for 42 years.  This is where I worked, socialized, learned, watched my children receive the Sacraments and buried friends and family.  When I walk through those big front doors and see the altar, the big crucifix and God's great creation through the huge windows, I feel at home.

I have four children, Patrick, Meg, Brendan and Kevin, all graduates of St. Petronille School as was my husband Chuck.  However, I beat all of them in most years in the school, having taught Kindergarten for seventeen years in rooms 204 and 410.

When I retired from teaching in 2010, the connection that I had with the parish sort of slipped.  While I did a few things, I realized when I walked through the new rectory and read the Pillars of St. Petronille, that I really missed being more involved in my parish community, so I joined a weekly women's Bible study group led by Maureen Quinn Olsen, helped out at a few receptions and now have offered to serve on the Parish Council.  Oh, one more thing and its a favorite...a few of us lead a sing-a-long at Atria Retirement Center on Tuesdays. That's really fun because the audience is very forgiving!

So now I look forward to working with some wonderfully dedicated people to serve God, Fr. Jim and my parish in a new capacity.

 

Kathy Driscoll

I grew up in Glen Ellyn and have been a member of St. Petronille Parish for over 60 years.  My husband John and I were married at St. Pets and we also raised our two children Amanda and Chris here. Our children attended St. Petronille School and they both were also married in the church.

Over the years, I have had many opportunities to volunteer in the church and school, such as: teaching Religious Education, school volunteer, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, CCW Secretary, Parish Council Member and Past Parish Council President, Chairman of the St. Pets 90th Anniversary Dinner Committee, member of the Worship Commission, and member of the Partnering with Humanity Committee.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with our five grandchildren, making cookies, crocheting and I am grateful for the opportunity to return to the Parish Council, this time as Christian Service Representative.  I feel blessed being a part of our wonderful parish community and look forward to giving back in any way I can.

 

Joan Mowry

Joan has served as the Christian Worship Commission representative on the Parish Council since September, 2013.  Her family joined the parish upon moving to Glen Ellyn in 1994. Joan is a trained soprano who is a cantor for Sunday Masses as well as for weddings and funerals. She also sings in the St. Petronille Choir with her husband, Keith. 

Her past employment at St. Petronille includes a year as Youth Ministry secretary and four years as parish Wedding Liturgist. Joan has done volunteer work as Assistant Director for the Cherub Choir and Choristers and Director for the Teen Choir. 

In additon to fifteen years on the Christian Worship Commission,  Joan has served on five parish search committees. She was the First Friday Eucharistic Adoration coordinator for seven years, taking the roster of Adoration volunteers from 20 to 90 names.  She has had a monthly Adoration time slot for over fifteen years. 

Joan is a member of the Serra Club of DuPage County, which supports vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  She is the liturgist for the monthly Serra Club Masses at St. Petronille.  Joan works with Joliet Vocation Director Fr. Burke Masters as the coordinator for the diocesan parental support group she helped develop, POPS (Parents of Priests and Seminarians). Her three children are graduates of St. Petronille School, where Joan was a classroom and and committee volunteer. Her oldest son, Fr. David, was ordained to the priesthood in 2013 and serves at Immaculate Conception parish in Elmhurst.  Her son Trevor works at the White House as the principal oboe in "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band and lives with his wife in Washington, DC. Elizabeth her daughter is a freshman at Glenbard West High School. Joan holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois in Champaign and is a former employee of AT&T, where she designed voice and data systems for major universities in Chicago.

 

 

Bob Solak

Bob Solak joined the parish upon moving to Glen Ellyn in 2004 with his wife, Jennifer, and his three children, Katy, John, and Luke. Bob grew up in Chicago and Park Ridge, Illinois, attending Mary Seat of Wisdom elementary school, Northridge Prep, and Maine South High School. After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University, he lived for several years in Dearborn, Michigan, before relocating back to the Chicago area to be closer to his and Jennifer’s families. Bob has served on the Faith Formation Board and represented the Board on the Parish Council for two years. Bob has been a Catechist for 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th graders in the Faith Formation program and is currently a member of the parish committee seeking to transform our high school age faith formation. In the larger community, Bob is part of the executive committee for the annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ event, coaches youth sports, and has served as a Board Member for Glen Ellyn School District #41. In his spare time (hah-hah), he enjoys the outdoors and antique cars - you might see him puttering around town in a 1911 Ford Model T!

 

Lisa Mojica

I have been a Parishioner at St. Petronille since 1994 with my husband Mike.   We have five children that have attended St. Petronille School - Evan 23, Thomas, 22, Jonathan, 20, Anna, 15 and Katherine 13. 

I was raised in Elmhurst and attended the University of Notre Dame where I majored in Economics.  We lived briefly in Minnesota before settling into Glen Ellyn in 1994 and I have loved being a part of parish for over 20 years.  I have been involved as a teacher in the Sunday Morning Miracle program and have volunteered extensively at the school.  My leadership roles have included President of CCW, President of the Parent Organization, President of the School Board, President of Benet Academy's Mother's Club and Head Chair of the 2016 Women's Retreat.  I am very eager to contribute to our church and community as a member of Parish Council and am excited about the opportunity to help make our parish an even better place for our parishioners to worship and find community.

  

 

 

 

St. Petronille Parish Council 

2016-17 Meeting Dates:

2016:

  • October 11
  • November 15
  • December 13

2017:

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 23
  • June 20
  • July 17 (no meeting)

Parish Council Meeting

Agenda and Minutes:

 

Agendas

 

Minutes