Parish News
Parish Council News
At the June meeting of the Parish Council, the following were elected as officers for the coming year: James Clark-Executive Officer; Ralph Murry-Secretary and James Vandergast and Bridget Kirk as members of the Executive Committee. Thank you to the outgoing leaders and members of the council.
Upcoming Events
Vacation Bible School
July 22 – 26 | 5:15PM – 8:30PM
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus is this year’s Community Vacation Bible School theme. Bible school will be held July 22-26 at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant from 5:15 PM- 8:30 PM. Many adults are needed to serve as station leaders, station helpers and crew leaders.
Contact Ms. Hummy for more information | (302) 762-4280
2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet
September 9th | 8:00AM – 12:45PM
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.
Note: The Second Sunday Breakfast buffet will be taking a break during August. See you in September!
For questions/reserve a table, please contact: Nancy Cobb | 302-598-8685 or
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.
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