Parish News
Religious Education News!
Congratulations to our First Communicants who celebrated the Sacrament this last Mother’s Day weekend. Thanks to all of the parents who helped prepare their children and especially for Donna McDonough and Sandy Salvatore who taught both 2nd grade Religious Ed and Sacramental classes throughout this past
Many thanks to Joe Louden and Laura Hullinger for inspiring all of us with such beautiful music and to Msgr Russell for making the 2 celebrations special!
Upcoming Events
Summer Stage 2019 | Musical Theater Summer Camp
July 8 – 12 | July 15 – 19
Musical summer camp at St. Helena’s parish for students in grades 3 – 12. Production of Disney’s Frozen Jr.
Explore musical theater from audition to performance in a fun, exciting environment created out of years of experience.
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit

Thursday Evenings | Masci Hall
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Games Begin at 7:00 PM
Cookie Jar, Door Prizes, Food!

2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet
August 11 | 9:00am – 12:45pm
Note: There will be no Breakfast in July.
Leave the cooking to our Breakfast Crew for an all you care to eat Buffet on the 2nd Sunday of the month (except July). Each month we cook up a full buffet of breakfast faire, add a special dish or two and serve it up in a warm and festive atmosphere.
For questions/reserve a table for 6 or more, please contact Nancy Cobb at 302-598-8685 or

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