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St. Petronille Parish

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

Seek God's will in all that you do

and He will direct your path

Proverbs 3:6





Weekend Masses 


Saturday 5:00pm

Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 5:00pm



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September 15, 2020

Dear Parishioners of Saint Petronille,

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone for your patience with the construction around the campus and for your continue support of Saint Petronille Parish.

Mass schedule expanding

Since we continue to see larger numbers at Mass, beginning September 26th, we will be opening up the PLC as an overflow option at the 5 pm on Saturday evenings and 7:30 am on Sunday mornings.  Although this is not optimal nor as awesome and exciting as being in the church, this does allow participants to participate by watching Mass on video screen and receive Holy Communion.

Thank you to those who continue to volunteer to help with cleaning for weddings, baptisms and funerals, but we will still need individuals who are willing to act as Mass captains for our Sunday Masses, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 and captains for the other sacraments.  Please email to find out more information and volunteer for those positions.

Relic of Saint Padre Pio

The relic of Padre Pio will be displayed for veneration from 6 pm to 7 pm outside the front entrance of the church on September 23rd.  You can drive up in front of the front entrance of the church, stop briefly, perform a brief act of reverence and offer a prayer from your car.  If you come on foot, you will need to keep 6 ft of distance between you and the relic.  A brief prayer service will take place at 6 pm and a special blessing at 7 pm at the same location. If you would like to take part in the blessing, you should park your car in the main parking lot of the parish church.  The blessing will be broadcast from the front of the church.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Please keep our Confirmation candidates in your prayers as they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation the next two Saturdays, September 19th and September 26th.  Please keep our confirmands in your thoughts and prayers these next two weeks.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is not a “coming-of-age” sacrament as some often teach.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly teaches:  “Although Confirmation is sometimes called the ‘sacrament of Christian maturity,’ we must not confuse adult faith with the adult age of natural growth, nor forget that the baptismal grace is a grace of free, unmerited election and does not need ‘ratification’ to become effective. St. Thomas reminds us of this: Age of body does not determine age of soul. Even in childhood man can attain spiritual maturity: as the book of Wisdom says: ‘For old age is not honored for length of time, or measured by number of years. "Many children, through the strength of the Holy Spirit they have received, have bravely fought for Christ even to the shedding of their blood.’”

Actually, the Catholic Church teaches: “It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.  For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."

Parking Stickers

All contributing parishioners will receive a free-parking sticker in the mail the week of September 28th.   Saint Petronille has traditionally been extremely generous in allowing anyone and everyone to park in our parking lot; however, we do need to make sure that our parishioners can find the parking they require.  To this end, please place the sticker in your front windshield to the right, fill out the enclosed form in your letter and return that activation letter to the parish office or drop it in the Sunday collection.  We will begin monitoring our parking lot the first full week of October.  Although we will not monitor the lot during church services or other major events that include non-parishioners, the lot will be monitored at other times throughout the week.  Please make sure you use your sticker!  Please notice that we can only distribute one sticker per family and lost or stolen stickers will not be replaced so do not lose your sticker or give it to a friend.  We realize that this is a bit of an inconvenience, but it is less an inconvenience than not finding a parking spot.

May Almighty God bless and keep you.


In Christ,

Fr. Thomas Milota




[1] Catechism of the Catholic Church, 124.

[2] Catechism of the Catholic Church, 88.


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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!

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