Parish News
March for Life | Bus Information
St. Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus has chartered a bus for people of all ages, weather permitting, for the March for Life held on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Washington DC. The bus will be in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine Catholic Church, 10 Old Church Road, Wilmington, Delaware at 7:00 a.m. and departing at 7:30 a.m. Seats will be available on a first come basis. The only cost to the individual passenger is a tip for the bus driver. Brown bag lunch recommended.
Please contact Jo Ann Van Heest at 12374Columbiettes@gmail.com or 302-239- 0739 to sign up.
Upcoming Events
Religious Education Reminder
Mon, Jan. 20 | No Classes
Just a reminder that, due to the holiday, there will be no religious education classes held on Monday night.

Bingo
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
Sun, Feb. 9 | 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 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