Parish News
A Christmas Spectacular
Dec. 23 | 3:00PM | Parish Church
Celebrate the season with an evening of music and reflection featuring the Saint Helena, Ursuline and Salesianum choirs accompanied by chamber orchestra.
Christmas pageant to be narrated and performed by Saint Helenas youth choir.
Admission $10 per person / $25 per family. Click here to download the flyer.
Upcoming Events
First Friday Adoration
Dec. 7th | 10:00AM – 11:00AM | Church
The Blessed Sacrament is presented on each First Friday at the end of 9am Mass. Please call the Rectory at 764-0325 if you can commit to being present for some of this hour.
Holy Day of Obligation
Dec. 8th | 7:00AM, 9:00AM, Noon
Celebrate the Feast of The Immaculate Conception of Mary, The Patroness of our United States, as we pray for our nation!
Breakfast with Santa
& 2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet
December 9th | 8:00AM – 12:45PM
Celebrate the season by joining Santa and Mrs. Clause for breakfast at our monthly 2nd Sunday Breakfast buffet. After breakfast join Santa and Mrs. Clause up on stage for a family photo opportunity! Santa will attend from 9:30AM – 11AM.
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
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