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
Guest Speaker | Young At Heart
March 18, 7:00 PM | Masci Hall
Young at Heart presents Father Richard Jasper as our inspiring Lenten speaker.
All members and parishioners are invited to join us for an enlightening and enjoyable evening.
Refreshments will follow. Please plan on joining us!

Knights of Columbus | Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser / Party
Saturday, March 16th | 6:00PM
Come join the festivities! Irish dancers and Irish music; Irish themed buffet; beer and wine included. Helixx will be the band.
Tickets are $30.
Contact Raymond Cobb at (302) 547-6931 or at

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