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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.




Parish office hours


8am - 4:30pm Mon - Thur

8am -1pm Fri


Weekend Mass Times:


Saturday: 5pm

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

Second Sunday of the month is theTeen Mass


Lent and Easter Season Schedule


The Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent

                 *Please note: No confessions will be heard on Holy Saturday*

Saturday Mornings: After 8am Mass (Approximately 8:30am) until all are heard

Saturday Afternoons: 4pm – 4:45pm

First Friday, March 3: 8pm – 9pm

Tuesday, March 20: 7pm Parish Communal Reconciliation Service

(With individual confessions until all are heard)

Saturday, March 24: 6pm(after 5pm Mass) until all are heard

By appointment (Call the Parish Office at (630) 469 – 0404)


Special Lenten Events:

Stations of the Cross: 7:30pmon all Fridays of Lent


Lenten Prayer Opportunities

During Lent, we try to enrich our prayer life. 

Join us for one or all of the following Lenten Prayer Opportunities.


  • Monday, February 26 (at 7pm):  TAIZE with Eric Rasmussen & St. Petronille Musicians: The music of Taize emphasizes simple phrases which are usually lines from Psalms, scripture or from the liturgy.  They are repeated many times and sometimes also sung in canon.  This prayer opportunity will allow song to help us encounter the Sacred.  Back by popular demand!
  • Monday, March 5 (at 7pm):  ROSARY: Bring your own rosary or we can gift you with one.  A parish member who loves our Mother, Mary, will lead us in prayer.
  • Sunday, March 18 (at 3pm):  LENTEN STORY & GUIDED PRAYER: Appropriate for all ages!  Listen to a Lenten story and then have the opportunity to take it to prayer.  Experience the talking and listening part of prayer.
  • Wednesday, March 21 (at 6:30pm):  ADORATION: Make time to be present to the Holy Sacrament this Lent.  Whether you are new to Adoration or are experienced, join us.  Can you find time to spend one hour with the Lord?
  • Fridays, February 16, 23; March 2, 9or 16 (at 7:30pm):  STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Traditional Stations of the Cross are prayed each Friday of Lent in the Church.


Events and Announcements:

LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires. Life, Animated Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Owen Suskind Documentary HD 

OF GODS AND MEN: Eight French Catholic monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps through the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay…come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996. OF GODS AND MEN official trailer in HD! 

VOLITION: Sometimes the choice of inaction has consequences stronger than we could ever imagine. Throughout history, men have been faced with difficult choices in a world that makes it easy for them to conform. This film explores the hope that lies behind every decision made in the face of adversity; the hope that is buried in the heart of those that look beyond themselves and see something bigger worth fighting for. Volition TRAILER : The Doorpost Film Project

CITY OF SAINTS: Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. Seven true stories of people striving for sainthood. The Good Thief, The Refugee, The Blind Prayer, The Unexpected Gift, The Courageous Son, The Language of Heaven, The Architect. City of Saints | Trailer






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Meeting Dates and Minutes


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Deacon Bob Cassey’s Homilies


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The Parish Library is open weekdays from 9am to 4:30pm in the Parish Office



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The Office of Family Ministry

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St. Petronille


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1. Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.

2. All from the age of 18 years up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

3. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.

4. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.

5. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Church year. All of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial (in addition to following the Lenten regulations), serious prayer, and a performance of works of charity and mercy.


An Invitation to Participation

by Tim Barder




Registration Open!


Call to Action

The spring session of the Illinois legislature is only a few days old, and an effort to undo the new Tax Credit Scholarship program is already under way. Senate Bill 2236 attacks the new program that allows low-income and working-class children to receive scholarships to attend a school of their choice by tying the program to the unpredictable budget process EVERY year.  

Description: of thousands of parents have just applied for the new scholarships for their children, with the grants set to be awarded this spring for the 2018-2019 school year. This legislation puts the brakes on the program before it has even started.  SB 2236 passed out of the Senate Education Committee on Jan. 30 and could be called for a vote on the Senate floor at any time. NOW is the time to contact your state senator, urging him/her to vote "NO" on SB 2236. Look up and call your state senator here -- the phone number with the 217 area code is the Springfield office -- or click here to send an email.

Thank you for your support. 

The Catholic Conferce of Illinois

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