Religious Education Classes Have Been Canceled for This Evening (Feb. 22, 2021)!
Parish News
Friday Reflections with Msgr. Russell
Posted | June 11, 2021
A weekly check-in video with Msgr. Russell about the daily or Sunday scripture. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch all our videos and SUBSCRIBE.

Sunday Mass
Posted | May 23, 2021
Sunday Mass with Msgr. Russell is also posted to our YouTube channel. Visit our YouTube channel for a list of previously recorded masses.

Upcoming Events
2021 Annual Catholic Appeal
Many of you have received information about this year’s Appeal through the mail. Please take time to read the materials provided prayerfully considering your response.
To learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal visit the diocesan website at Consider viewing a brief video highlighting some of the supported ministries at

First Eucharist News
Rehearsal for reception of the Sacrament is as follows:
  • MONDAY (May 3) – For children who wish to celebrate on Sunday, May 9 at 11 am- Mass 6:30pm in Church
  • WEDNESDAY (May 5)- For children celebrating on Saturday, May 8, at 10:30am – 6:00pm in Church
The rehearsal is mandatory for each child and one parent. Any questions, email Ms Hummy at

Support Christopher Council
Homemade Soup Drive
Support Christopher Council’s charitable good works by purchasing homemade soup. Soups are frozen and can be delivered or picked up.
Because of COVID restrictions, orders must be placed in advance using

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