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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



Happy Easter!

Celebrate, the Lord has Risen!!


Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28:

Reconciliation 2:00 P.M.  until all are heard

Holy Hour 3:00P.M.



Events and Announcements:


Illinois Bishops warn against Extreme Abortion Legistlation in General Assembly


Click here for more information on House Bill 2467 and Senate Bill 1594


Additional information can be found at


Annual Diocesan

Scout Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, April 27

10am - 12:30pm

St. Jude Catholic Church

241 W. Second Avenue, New Lenox

For more information: 



Volunteer Opportunities

  • St. Petronille School Board: Contact Amy Prester at for more information and an application.  MUST APPLY BY 5/1/19.
  • CCW Board Postion: Contact Noreen at for more information.
  • Faith Formation Board: Call 630 858-3796 x4000 for questions or to submit names of interest individuals.

On the weekend of May 4 & 5, parishioners will have an opportunity of support Project Love, a program of the Illinois Right to Life organization which assists pregnant women and new mothers in a financial crisis.  The program provides grants which pay rent, utilities and food for their children. Donations will be accepted in the Narthex.


Grace of Motherhood  charitable collection

  • Pop Tabs: St. Petronille and Grace of Motherhood are collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Funds collected are used to provide programs, meals, and rooms for families whose children are facing long hospital stays.  Although one tab is small, when we come together as a community we can have a big impact on those who are faced with medical challenges. The power of ONE tab, the power of ONE person, the power of ONE community is incredible; let’s make a difference in someone’s life!

  • April 16 - 9:30am Grace of Motherhood at Tanya Singh's house

                    7:30pm Grace of Motherhood in the PLC

  • May 19 - Shower of Blessings after all Masses. Click here for details

  • May 21 - 7pm Grace of Motherhood end of year celebration. Email for further details

  • Is the Blessed Mother is calling you to share in faith and friendship, come find out!


School News & Happenings


St. Petronille School Board is seeking candidates to join the School Board for a 3 year term beginning June 2019.  Please contact Amy Prester at for further information and details on the application process.  All applications are due May 1, 2019.

  • Box Tops:
    • Collection conatiners are located in the Narthex, Parish and School offices

  • Amazon Smile:

    • Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Go to to learn more and make St. Petronille your charity of choice today!

St. Petronille Parish Grade School

425 Prospect Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL  60137   -   (630) 469-5041




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Deacon Bob Cassey’s Homilies



Check-out our Parish Library

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



The Office of Family Ministry

offers information and education on Marriage & Family, Transitions, Family Enrichment, Support Groups, Helpful Links and more.










The St. Petronille Safety Committee

St. Petronille Working Plans - Symbols     St. Petronille Emergency Procedure

St. Petronille Weather Evacuation Routes

Tom Koch,


John Chereskin, Co-Chair

Sam Dorger                          

Mike Formento

Ray Moen


Events in the Diocese of Joliet 

Teaching Totus Tuus is a fantastic opportunity to make a lasting
difference in the lives of children and teens, grow in faith, develop
leadership skills, and make lifelong friendships. Leaders are chosen from amongst faithful, energetic, creative, and zealous Catholic young adults and seminarians. To be considered for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Confirmed and practicing Catholic

  2. Young Adult Age 18-22 (preferably one year out of high school)

  3. Working knowledge of the Catholic faith

  4. Desire to work with youth

  5. Willing to live with your team in host family homes, traveling to six parishes this summer

Training at Rockford Retreat Center: May 27–June 7, 2019
Summer Program in Parishes: June 8–June 28, 2019
Week Off: June 29 – July 5, 2019
Summer Program in Parishes: July 6 – 26, 2019
End of Summer Party: July 26, 2019

Compensation: $2,000

Apply Online

Job Description

For more information, please contact Lisa Shannon
at or
visit our website at


Catholic Charismatic

Healing Mass

Fr. Paul Hottinger

St. Margaret Mary Church

1450 Green Trails Drive

Naperville, IL  60540

Friday, April 26

Sacrament of Reconciliation 6:30pm

Mass 7:30pm

For additional information, Please call Joey Rose at 630 926-6576


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


Catholic Sports Camps

Catholic Sports Camps are faith-filled experiences where leaders are built, sports are played, and faith is strengthened.  Each camp/retreat is designed to be a fun, inspiring, and challenging week of sports with the integration of learning the Catholic faith. Families may go to to register now.


2019 Catholic Sports Camps Schedule - Illinois

• Soccer: June 10-12, 2019 at IC Catholic Prep

• Hockey: June 24-26, 2019 at Nelson Ice Arena

• Football: July 1-3, 2019 at Benedictine University

• Hockey: July 15-17, 2019 at Darien Sportsplex

• Basketball: July 22-24, 2019 at Guerin College Prep High School

• Baseball: July 29-31, 2019 at Benet Academy

• Wrestling: July 29-31, 2019 at Joliet Junior College*

• Volleyball: August 5-7, 2019 at Montini Catholic High School

• Cross Country: August 5-7, 2019 at Mt. Carmel High School (Chicago)



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by Tim Barder



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