Parish News
Coronavirus News | Important Update!
UPDATE 4/5/2020: Pre-recorded Mass with Monsignor Russell
Palm Sunday | Part 1

Palm Sunday | Part 2

Palm Sunday | Part 3

UPDATE 3/29/2020: Palm will not be Distributed this Palm Sunday
Please see this story in The Dialog for more information.

UPDATE 3/28/2020: Pre-recorded Mass with Monsignor Russell
5th Sunday in Lent | Part 1

5th Sunday in Lent | Part 2

UPDATE 3/27/2020: There is now a recording of our Stations Of The Cross service on the parish’s new YouTube page.
4th Sunday in Lent | Part 1

Although we cannot have Stations Of The Cross together in person, please note that a “Plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who make the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross. Those who are ‘impeded’ can gain the same indulgence, if they spend at least one half an hour in pious reading and meditation on the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ.”


We’ll also post this Sunday’s Mass to the same Youtube page this weekend…

UPDATE 3/26/2020: Monsignor Russell has posted a letter to all parishioners with updates regarding all religious and parish activities.
Notable information in the letter:
  • Resources for viewing Mass
  • Updates regarding Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter
  • What is happening with the Carnival

UPDATE 3/22/2020: Pre-recorded Mass with Monsignor Russell
4th Sunday in Lent | Part 1

4th Sunday in Lent | Part 2

UPDATE 3/15/2020: Effective immediately, the Bishop has canceled all daily and weekend Masses and all public parish events until further notice. Please refer to the Diocese’s special Coronavirus website for further details and ongoing news.
Upcoming Events
Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Confessions | By Appointment Only
Confessions will be available by appointment. Please call the Rectory (302-764-0325). You do not need to identify who you are. Msgr will schedule you.
Please Note:
The Church is not open for private prayer at this time.

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