Please see a note from Monsignor Russell regarding new legislation in Delaware that would compel priests to violate the seal of confession. We ask you to contact you state legislators! Click here to see the note!
PLEASE NOTE: BINGO has been cancelled for tonight because of covid. So sorry for the late notice. Hopefully we will see everyone back next Thursday!
Parish News
Friday Reflections with Msgr. Russell
Posted | Mar. 17, 2023
A weekly check-in video with Msgr. Russell about the daily or Sunday scripture. Visit our YouTube Channel to watch all our videos and SUBSCRIBE.

Sunday Mass
Recorded | Feb. 5, 2023
Sunday Mass with Msgr. Russell is also posted to our YouTube channel. Visit our YouTube channel for a list of previously recorded masses.

Pipe Dreams at St. Helena | Episode 1

Upcoming Events
Parish Secretary Needed!
Posted: Jan. 12, 2023
St. Helena’s Church seeks a Parish Secretary who will support its pastoral and spiritual mission. Requires strong people skills, detail oriented, and substantial recent experience with computers (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
For more information about the position, see our Job Postings page.
Contact: or 302-764-0325 x-102 (Rick).

Young at Heart in Lancaster
Tuesday, May 9 | Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster
Moses is a show is for all ages, young and old! Consider joining St. Helena’s by motorcoach on Tuesday, May 9th, for one of the Bible’s most epic stories come to life at the Sight and Sound Theater. From the Burning Bush to the Parting of the Sea, MOSES is a stage production like no other! With a private room and sit-down lunch (your choice of Samon, Chicken Bruschetta or London Broil) at a prestige resort and time at Village Kitchen Kettle. There will be a 50/50 Raffle and Bingo on the way up and a Fun Movie on the way back.
Cost: $170, all-inclusive including tips/gratuities. $70 deposit due on or before March 20th and $100 balance due by April 1, 2023.
Contact Helen Holroyd at 610-213-4141 or for a flyer and to reserve your tickets. *For your convenience, we will be in Masci Hall on Monday, March 20th at 7pm, for trip deposits/payments. Cash and Checks accepted.

Friday Fish Fry
Every Friday During Lent | 5:00PM – 7:00PM | Masci Hall
On the six Fridays during Lent, the Christopher Council of the Knights of Columbus will host a Fish Fry in Masci Hall. Takeout is available.
Come see why we earned a 4-star review from Dialog’s Dashing Diner. The menu includes platters of fried fish, baked fish, fried shrimp, crab cakes, or a seafood entrée special accompanied by a variety of vegetables.
If you have any questions about the events or if you would be willing to volunteer to help, please contact us by phone or text to Raymond at 302-547-6931 or Nancy at 302- 598-8685.

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