Parish News
Public Rosary in Honor of Fatima
On Oct. 12, parishioners held a public rosary in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary statue by the convent, in honor of the 102nd anniversary of the miracle of Fatima that occurred in 1917.

Upcoming Events
‪LYRA Russian Choir
Oct. 17 | 7:00PM | Church‬
‪A professional choir from St. Petersburg, Russia will perform Russian folk and church music.  Free will offering.‬

Trunk or Treat
Oct. 27 | 6:00PM – 7:30PM | Masci Hall
St. Helena’s Youth Group is having their annual Trunk or Treat event. Children through 6th grade are invited to attend in costumes to Masci Hall.
We will have children’s games, snacks, and a Halloween Parade, for the children. At 7:15pm we will all leave Masci Hall to pick up treats at the decorated cars outside. This is a RAIN or SHINE event — and if we have showers, tables will be available inside to decorate.

2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Nov. 10 | 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

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