Parish News
Lent Schedule
Lent is the time when Catholics practice prayer, penance, and abstinence in preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Come participate with us at St. Helena’s church this season!
Daily Lenten Masses (Monday – Friday) | 7:00AM, 9:00AM, Noon
Saturday Morning Mass | 9:00AM
Stations of the Cross | Friday Evenings | 7:30PM
For a refresher on the rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent, click here: USCCB | Fasting and Abstinence
Upcoming Events
Friday Night Lenten Fish Fry Dinners
Friday’s in Lent | 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Masci Hall
Remember, the Knights of Columbus present their Lenten Fish Fries every Friday evening during Lent.
Dinner is served from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Masci Hall. A children’s meal is also available.
Proceeds benefit Parish food pantry to help those in need.

Carnival Advance Tickets
Beginning April 6 | After Weekend Masses
St. Helena’s Parish Carnival is coming! The Carnival is scheduled from Apr. 29 – May 4. Fortunately, parishioners can get their discount tickets early.
Starting on April 6th, advanced tickets on admission, ride tickets, and mega-passes will be available to purchase after every weekend mass. Buying in advance saves you $5.
For questions contact Sue or Doug Garrett, 762-6568.

2nd Sunday Breakfast Buffet
April 14th | 8:00AM – 12:45PM
Leave the cooking to our Breakfast Crew for our breakfast buffet on the 2nd Sunday of the month. 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