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St. Petronille Parish

420 Glenwood Avenue, Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (630) 469-0404

Welcome to

St. Petronille Parish

Fr. Thomas Milota, Pastor

Praised be Jesus Christ!


We exist to serve Jesus Christ and His people in the Catholic Church with the Most Holy Eucharist as the source and summit of our lives. 

     God has blessed our parish with a strong and vibrant parish school, faith formation program and Christian outreach near and far. 

     We would be grateful for the opportunity to welcome you to our community and walk with you in your relationship with the Lord.

     Please take a moment to review our webpage and introduce yourself to the many opportunities our parish has to offer.

     May Almighty God bless you and keep you always in His love.


In Christ,  Fr. Thomas Milota, Pastor

To read a copy of the great homily you

heard this weekend, click here!


No Public Liturgical Events


Parish office hours


8am - 4:30pm Mon - Thur

8am -1pm Fri

Closed on National Holidays



Mass Times:


Monday - Friday: 6:15am and 8:00am

*National Holidays - 9am Mass only

Saturday: 8:00am and 5pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5pm

Second Sunday of the month is theTeen Mass

 Sacrament of Reconciliation

Daily: starting at 6:45am

First Fridays: 8pm

Saturdays: 8:30am (until all are heard) and 4pm - 4:45pm


St. Petronille Parish   LiveStreaming Masses

  • 8am Monday - Saturday 
  • 5:00pm on Saturday 
  • 9:30am on Sunday  

Please click on the link below: 



Reserve 22 will donate 10% of their sales from this Friday, April 3, 2020 to St. Petronille Parish.

Curbside pick-up will be from 4pm-8pm. Visit their website: for more information. Thank you for supporting our local business and St. Petronille Parish.



St. Petronille Parish Mission

2020 St. Petronille Parish Mission_Session 1

2020 St. Petronille Parish Mission Session 2

2020 St. Petronille Parish Mission Session 3



April 1, 2020

Dear Parishioners of Saint Petronille,

Triduum and Easter

We will be livestreaming our Triduum and Easter Services on our YouTube Channel.  Simply do a google search on “Saint Petronille YouTube” and our channel will appear.  Click the link and you are good to go.

Our livestream services will be:

  • Children’s Mass:

    • Tuesday, April 7, at 10 am

  • Holy Thursday:

    • Mass of the Lords’ Supper at 7 pm 

      • (This is the only Mass permitted on this day.)

  • Adoration of the Eucharist and Altar of Repose: 

    • 8:00 pm until Midnight

  • Good Friday

    • Noon – Stations of the Cross

    • 3 pm – Veneration of the Cross

    • 7 pm – Stations of the Cross

  • Holy Saturday:

    • Easter Vigil – 8 pm

  • Easter Sunday:

    • 9:30 am and 11:30 am


Thank you to all those who have been contributing so generously to our parish as we try to maintain some semblance of parish life and ministry during these trying times.  If you would like to contribute, go to our parish webpage and click the “on-line giving” button on the right side of the page.

Confessions – Friday, April 3

Although the church is closed and we must maintain social distancing and confessions require confidentiality, we have devised a way to hear confessions respecting all these conditions.  We will be hearing confessions, Friday, April 3rd, from 3 pm to 5 pm in the parking lot just north of the school and PLC building.

Enter the parking lot from Glenwood Avenue.  Follow the signs forming two rows of cars.  As you approach the priest, who will be seated six feet from your car, roll down your window, concisely enunciate your sins, the priest will give you a penance to perform, you will recite your act of contrition and the priest will offer you absolution…next car…

Please notice that only Fr. Eduardo and I will be hearing confessions and confessions will last only two hours.  If permitted and weather permitting, we will do this again so watch your email blast.

Mila Speaks Out

Mila wanted me to share this message with you:

The Christian Service Desk would first like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been participating in showing how much St. Pet’s Cares!!

Operation Parish Buddy is creating wonderful connections and friendships with parishioners and we are grateful to all who are participating. 

The Aid for St. Petronille Families project has also been wonderfully supported by our parish and is helping many families during this time.  We even had one donor drop a dozen roses in our collection wagon on a cold rainy day, talk about a wonderful pick me up!

Our friends at PADS are working hard to make sure that their guests all have safe housing as the shelters can no longer be open, but they need our help.  If you check their website, you will see what their greatest needs are at this time. 

The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry also needs our help, they are working tirelessly to feed Glen Ellyn families and they cannot do that without our support.  Please check their website for their donation directions. 

Lastly, remember to check in on your friends….no matter their season of life, everyone is coping in their own way and everyone can use a friendly text or call right now!!  Take care, stay healthy, and don’t forget to laugh!”

Pertinent Links:

Saint Pet’s Cares link:

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Link:

DuPage PADS link: 

Special thanks to Tanya and Mila, Tanya’s handler, for all your exemplary work on all these projects.

Lectio Live

Please join us Monday mornings for Lectio Live from 9:30-11am. All are welcome by phone (voice only, no account necessary-just call) or thru video by downloading the GoToMeeting app on your computer or phone. Come and go as you please!

God-willing, we will prayerfully open and discuss Sunday's readings through lectio divina. Even if you have not joined us in the past, no worries! Lectio divina is the organic, ancient way to develop a personal relationship with Jesus as He touches us in His Word.

To join us by phone (no joining fee), same each week:

please dial:1-872-240-3212

enter our access code, when prompted: 619-333-365


To join us by the GoToMeeting app (free), if you have:

same access code each week above, if needed.

May Almighty God bless you and keep you.

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas Milota


Previously published letters from Fr. Milota, Pastor 

Previously published letters from Bishop Pates:



St. Petronille Cares

GIVE AND GO!  You now have a new drop-off address to donate groceries and items for our parish families in need due to quarantine: 271 Forest Avenue, GE. 

Drop your donation in the driveway,

Monday-Friday from 9-4.

Thank you again so much for all your generosity!

We were able to provide for 20 St. Petronille families this week!

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2019 Assessment Study 

of the exterior and interior condition of the St. Petronille Parish campus buildings.

Click here to review the report


Lenten Regulations

 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 sinful.

5.    Lent is the principal season of penance in the Church year.  Therefore, all of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial. All Catholics are encouraged to support generously the charitable works of the whole Church, pray and perform works of charity and mercy.

6.    Those who are sick, pregnant, or nursing, or whose health would adversely be affected by fasting or abstinence, should not consider themselves bound by these norms.



Additonal informaiton on 40 Days for Life 

Help Save Lives in Downers Grove

Events in the Diocese of Joliet

DuPage PADS need volunteers.  Please contact Mary Kay Mutz at for more information.

Society of St. Praxedes St. Michael Parish, Wheaton New Ministry for singles over 45.  More information call Janet Piszyk 630 656-4234 or


New Beginnings is a weekly self-help support group for widowed, divorced, or tose going through a divorce as we adjust to our new roles as singles again.  Every Tuesday at 7:30pm, please arrive by 7:15pm, at St. Raphael's Church. For more information visit


ESSE - Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly

offers a caregiver support group on the 3rd Thursday of every month 3 - 4:30pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wheaton. 

For more information, 630 260-3773


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Parish School!




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