Parish News
Religious Education News!
Congratulations to our First Communicants who celebrated the Sacrament this last Mother’s Day weekend. Thanks to all of the parents who helped prepare their children and especially for Donna McDonough and Sandy Salvatore who taught both 2nd grade Religious Ed and Sacramental classes throughout this past
Many thanks to Joe Louden and Laura Hullinger for inspiring all of us with such beautiful music and to Msgr Russell for making the 2 celebrations special!
Upcoming Events
Phillies Tickets Sale | Last Call!
Our sale ends 5/27, but we still have great seats for the game against the New York Mets on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7pm. Tickets in Section 310 can be purchased for only $20, plus for every ticket purchased $10 will be donated to the Social Ministry. To reserve tickets, email or call (302)388-7676 by Memorial Day!

Parish Concert | Carmina Burana
May 18 | 7:30PM | Church
The concert will last approximately one hour and be followed by a reception.
Advance tickets, with a parishioner discount, are available after the 5PM and the 11AM masses from Bridget Kirk, or call her direct at 562-1048.

Summer Stage 2019 | Musical Theater Summer Camp
July 8 – 12 | July 15 – 19
Musical summer camp at St. Helena’s parish for students in grades 3 – 12. Production of Disney’s Frozen Jr.
Explore musical theater from audition to performance in a fun, exciting environment created out of years of experience.
For more information and to reserve a spot, visit

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