Parish News
Holy Week Schedule
Come participate with us at St. Helena’s church this Holy Week!
Holy Thursday | April 18
• Morning Prayer – 9:00am in Church
• Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:30pm With visits to the Repository until Midnight
Good Friday | April 19
• Morning Prayer – 9:00am in Church
• Confessions – from 1:30pm until 2:30pm
• Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross and Communion at 3:00pm in church
• Stations of the Cross – 7:30pm
Holy Saturday | April 20
• Morning Prayer – 9:00am in Church
• Confessions – 3:30-4:30pm
• Easter Vigil Mass – 7:30pm
Easter Sunday | April 21
• Masses are 7:00am, 9:00am and 11:00am
For a refresher on the rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent, click here: USCCB | Fasting and Abstinence
Upcoming Events
Parish Carnival
Apr. 29 – May 4
Advanced Tickets
Advanced tickets on admission, ride tickets, and mega-passes are available to purchase after every weekend mass and also in the rectory. Buying in advance saves you $5.
Carnival Information
For questions contact Sue or Doug Garrett, 762-6568.

Carnival Volunteers Needed!
St. Helena’s is in need of carnival volunteers.
It requires a large number of people to pull off the carnival every year and we need as much help as possible.
Please consider becoming a volunteer (if you have not yet signed-up) or taking on another shift if you are able.
To volunteer for the carnival, please click here to go to our signup genius page.
For questions about carnival volunteering, please contact Sue or Doug Garrett, 762-6568.

2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet
May 12th | 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.
For questions/reserve a table, please contact: Nancy Cobb | 302-598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com.

Parish Ministries

CHRISTIAN FORMATION
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.
CONTACT INFO
Hummy Pennell | (302) 762-4280


SOCIAL
MINISTRY
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.
CONTACT INFO
Dorothy Medeiros | 764-0325, ext. 104


PARISH
LIFE
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.
CONTACT INFO
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