Parish News
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Upcoming Events
First Reconciliation
Sat, Dec. 7 | 10:30AM | Church
We will have a short Prayer Service before the children make their First Confessions. An Ice Cream Social follows immediately in Masci Hall to celebrate this happy and grace-filled occasion!

2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet & Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 8 | 8:00AM – 1:00PM | Masci Hall
Along with Mrs. Claus, Santa will join us for Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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

Youth Group Child Sitting
Sat. Dec. 14 | 12:00PM – 3PM | Masci Hall
Santa’s elves are coming to town! St. Helena’s Youth Group would like to watch your children for 3 long hours… Enjoy this opportunity to finish wrapping, baking or just TAKING A NAP.
We will have pizza for the kids and sweets too.
Please email Ms Hummy at to sign up your children. DONATIONS will be happily accepted to offset our expenses.

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