Parish News
Coronavirus News | Important Update!
UPDATE 6/1/2020: Parish Reopening News!
Beginning Monday, June 1 we will resume our normal daily and weekend Mass schedule:
  • Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: 9am
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 7am & 9am
  • Saturday Vigil Mass: 5pm
  • Sunday Masses: 7am, 9am & 11am
  • Saturday Confession: 3:30 – 4:30pm (or by appointment, call 302-764-0325, Ext. 100 or 108)
For the safety of our pastor, staff and the parish community, we ask that all attendees follow social distancing precautions. Please watch our Friday Reflection on June 5 for instructions, or read the details on the Diocese’s website.

UPDATE 5/31/2020: Sunday Mass with Msgr. Russell has been posted to our YouTube channel.
Pentecost Sunday Mass | 5/24/2020

Pentecost Mass Readings

UPDATE 5/29/2020: Friday Reflections with Msgr. Russell
Friday Reflections is a weekly check-in video with Msgr. Russell about the daily scripture or the upcoming one for Sunday. Please visit our YouTube Channel to watch this week’s video, and be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our channel. You can even arrange for YouTube to let you know every time we add a new video!
Friday Reflections | 5/29/2020

Reminder! Well be broadcasting Mass on FaceBook Live Saturday at 5pm, and save it to YouTube afterward for people to watch.

Parish News
KoC Christopher Council | Pit Barrel Cooker Raffle | Virtual Drawing: Wednesday July, 1st 2020
Please help Christopher Council Knights to continue its charitable works supporting our Churches and community during this COVID-19 pandemic. We support Holy Rosary & St. Helena’s Food Closets, Emanuel Dining Rooms, Coats for Kids, Mary Campbell Center, Special Olympics, and the Guardians of the Defenders Memorial, and other outreach programs.
  • 1 entry $2.00
  • 3 for $5.00
  • 10 for $10.00
  • 25 for $20.00
Purchase your virtual raffle ticket(s) by clicking on the following:

You may pay by credit card, check or cash. Checks should be made payable to K of C #3182 and mailed to:

K of C #3182
Attn: Neal Potts, GK – Smoker Raffle
135 Princeton Ave.
Claymont, DE 19703

Cash should be in an envelope labeled “Smoker Raffle – Attn: Neal Potts, GK”. Please include your name, phone number, and email.

Coronavirus News | Important Update!
UPDATE 5/24/2020: Sunday Mass with Msgr. Russell has been posted to our YouTube channel.
Ascension Sunday Mass | 5/24/2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter Mass Readings

UPDATE 5/24/2020: Msgr. Russell celebrated the Ascension Mass with Ursuline Academy Graduates.
Ascension Sunday Mass | Ursuline Academy

Upcoming Events
Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Confessions | By Appointment Only
Confessions will be available by appointment. Please call the Rectory (302-764-0325). You do not need to identify who you are. Msgr will schedule you.
Please Note:
The Church is not open for private prayer at this time.

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