Parish News
Religious Education News!
To ALL of our Religious Education Families: Registration for 2019-2020 Religious Education year will be emailed to all present families by the beginning of August.
If you have a child who is entering first grade in a public school, please give the office a call at 762-4280 or email Ms Hummy at to register.
Upcoming Events
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
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

Public Prayer Vigil
Monday, August 19th | 12pm (Noon) – 1pm
At the same date and time of the 4th Apparition of Fatima, a public Prayer Vigil will be held for our Bishop, ourselves, and Holy Mother Church. Following the Prayer Vigil, Bishop Malooly will re-consecrate our Diocese to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, as he has done at recent diocesan Marian events in the past.
This special event will take place near Our Lady of Peace Statue outside of Holy Spirit parish in New Castle. Everyone, please come.

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