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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



Advent & Christmas 2018




The Sacrament of Reconciliation in Advent

  • December 15, 22 :  8:30am until all are heard 4pm until 4:45pm                   

  • December 17 :  7pm  Whole Parish Communal Reconciliation Service and Individual Confessions

The Christmas Mass Schedule

  • December 24: 4pm in the Church & PLC, 6pm and 10:30pm in the Church

  • December 25: 7:30am, 9:30am, & 11:30am   *There will be no 5pm on Christmas Day


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Holy Day of Obligation

  • December 31: 5pm (Vigil)

  • January 1: 8am and 10am (Feast Day)


Epiphany of the Lord

  • January 5: 5pm

  • January 6: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, & 5pm


Baptism of the Lord

  • January 12: 5pm

  • January 13: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, & 5pm

Events and Announcements:

Attention St. Petronille Community:


        St. Petronille Parish and School Leadership would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of the proposed real estate development adjacent to the St. Petronille church parking lot, on property owned and controlled by the Village of Glen Ellyn.  We want to be sure everyone is informed about the proposed construction project and encourage those who want additional information to attend the upcoming Village of Glen Ellyn public hearings related to this matter, at which you may weigh in with any concerns or opinions you may have.  Also, we want to provide details herein, of the scope of the project as we understand it, and some commentary and perceptions of our St. Petronille committees and leadership.

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Additional Correspondence


Cooks Night Off!

Wednesday, Dec. 12


St. Petronille Faith Formation Fundraiser

Barone's of Glen Ellyn

Dine in or carry out

4pm - 10pm

Mention St. Petronille! 

Funding Art projects/supplies in the

Faith Formation classrooms


Let the Children lead us to the Newborn King

Advent Processional

The women of the Grace of Motherhood would like to invite the children of St. Petronille to join us for a special Advent Processional each Sunday during Advent. 

Please join us at the Saturday at 5pm Mass and the Sunday 9:30amMass on:

… Third Sunday of Advent: December 15th  and 16th

… Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 22nd  and 23rd

We will gather in the Narthex prior to Mass. 

If you are part of a sports team or scouting troop, we would love to have your groups come together as well.


Family Reverse Advent Project

Join us in celebrating Advent in a special way this year with a Reverse Advent Project!  When you hear “Advent calendar”, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a colorful store-bought box with windows that are opened daily to reveal a small treat.  A reverse Advent calendar is completely the opposite – instead of getting something each day of Advent, you give!

                  The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry provides vital nutrition assistance to over 180 families in our area every single week so the need for donations is always great and is ongoing.  In this season of giving, we’d like to support them in their Christian mission to feed the hungry.

How does the Reverse Advent Project work?  Set aside a large box for each child in your family.  Beginning on Dec. 2, place one non-perishable food item in the box for donation to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.  Continue this practice daily throughout Advent.  A list of suggested donation items and drop-off hours can be found at  During the week of Christmas, as a family deliver your boxes directly to the Food Pantry.  It is located at 493 Forest Avenue in Grace Lutheran Church. 


Have a blessed and

Holy Advent journey!






23 years after the release of the St. Petronille Contemporary Choir’s first CD, “A Time Will Come For Singing,” the music is reborn!  

On Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm, join former director Paul Sirvatka in the PLC for the world premiere of a new SPECIAL EDITION of this great album.   The new version features the same songs you know and love from the original—all updated with great new performances!


The event promises to be a wonderful, Christmas-themed evening of music and memories.  All interested parishioners, friends, family and musicians are welcome! 

Bring a friend!  Refreshments will be served.  

CDs will be available for sale — just in time for Christmas gift giving!  


For more information, contact Matt MacPhail (




2019 Chicago March for Life


January 13, 2019


Let your voice be heard,

Choose Life!



To save your seat on the bus, contact


Cathy Douglass at 630 780-8732


Click here for more information


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!

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


School News & Happenings



  • Open Houses: 
    •  January 27: 11am - 12:30pm, January 31: 10-11:30am. Contact Maureen Aspell aat for more information

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

  • Job Openings:

  • 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




Keep up on the latest happenings of our 


Parish Council

Meeting Dates and Minutes


An Invitation to Participation

by Tim Barder



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Pillars of

St. Petronille

Quarterly Parish Journal


Advent 2016

Lent 2016

Advent 2015

Pentecost 2015

Lent 2015

Advent 2014

Fall 2014

Pentecost 2014

Lent 2014

Advent 2013






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