Parish News
Catechist & Aid Meeting
Monday, August 20 | 7:00 PM Masci Hall
Catechists and aides are asked to attend a meeting this MONDAY, August 20, at 7pm in Masci Hall. We will be going over the upcoming school year and would like your input with things needed.
Please email Ms. Hummy if you are NOT able to attend.
Upcoming Events
2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet
September 9th | 8:00AM – 12:45PM
Note: There is no 2nd Sunday Breakfast in August!
Leave the cooking to our Breakfast Crew for our breakfast buffet on the 2nd Sunday of the month. We strongly encourage everyone who wishes to come to reserve a table.
For questions/reserve a table, please contact: Nancy Cobb | 302-598-8685 or
St. Helena’s Parish Picnic
Sunday, September 23rd | 12:00 Noon – 3:00PM
Come and join fellow parishioners for FREE FOOD provided by the Knights of Columbus and the members of Parish Council, Finance Council, Parish Life and Christian Formation.
It’s a wonderful time to reconnect with friends that you know and also to meet new parishioners in a fun and laid back atmosphere.
September Religious Education News
Registrations for Religious Education Classes held on Monday nights will be mailed out at the end of July and will also be online to fill out at the first Parent/Child Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2018.
Note: Religious education is looking for a FIRST GRADE CATECHIST (either full time or parttime) for this coming school year.
Please email Ms Hummy at No experience NEEDED – just a love of your faith and small children!.
Parish Ministries

Our Parish Religious Education Program encompasses all parishioners from the “Cradle to the Grave”. We offer spiritual enrichment through Monday night classes for children who attend public schools, early childhood thru Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Sacramental Prep, Youth Group and Adult Formation Classes.
Hummy Pennell | (302) 762-4280

Parish Social Ministry (PSM) is an outreach organization dedicated to developing lay leadership and a spirituality based on the Social Justice teachings of the Church that initiates action on social issues affecting the parish, community, nation, and the world.
Dorothy Medeiros | 764-0325, ext. 104

The Parish Life Committee exists to promote Christian identity and spirituality for our parishioners, families and the local community. The committee’s concern includes all age groups and their varied needs.
Sue Garrett | (302) 764-0325 (Leave message)
Our Pastor
Msgr. Stanley Russell
Reverend Monsignor Stanley J. Russell, VF, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended St. John’s University in Brooklyn and Jamaica, New York and studied for the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1961.
He has been pastor at St. Helena’s Parish in Wilmington since 1994.
Need a Priest?
To contact Msgr. Russell, please call the rectory: (302) 764 – 0325