Religious Education Classes Have Been Canceled for This Evening (Feb. 22, 2021)!
Parish News
Friday Reflections with Msgr. Russell
Posted | Feb. 26, 2021
A weekly check-in video with Msgr. Russell about the daily or Sunday scripture.
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Sunday Mass
Posted | Feb 28, 2021
Sunday Mass with Msgr. Russell is also posted to our YouTube channel. Visit our YouTube channel for a list of previously recorded masses.

Upcoming Events
Lenten Fish Fry Dinners
Friday Evenings | Masci Hall | 5:00 – 7:00PM
The Knights of Columbus/Christopher Council’s annual fish fry dinners will start on Friday, February 19.
Dinners are subject to COVID restrictions, with limited socially distanced seating available for members of the same household. In addition to our usual take out dinners, limited contact curbside service will also be available. Credit card payments are accepted.
Telephone orders will be accepted after 4:00PM for pick up after 5:00PM. Please call or text (302) 598-8685.
Your prior support of these dinners has helped fund some of Christopher Council’s charitable activities during the pandemic such as providing over sixteen thousand (16,000) lunches for the homeless and needy during the past year. By helping Christopher Council, you help support the food pantry, the Parish, feeding the homeless and needy, Special Olympics and many other charitable works.

Religious Education Update
Mondays | 6:30 – 7:30PM
Mar. 1 | 1st and 5th grades in Masci Hall. 6th, 7th, 8th meet in Dougherty Hall (the gym).
Confirmation Preparation Class
Mar. 7 | 12:15PM | Masci Hall
Confirmation preparation class for candidates and sponsors.

Lent Schedule
Ash Wednesday | Feb. 17
Masses will be celebrated at: 7:00AM, 9:00AM, Noon and 7:30PM
Note: Due to the restrictions concerning Coronavirus, ashes are to be dropped over the head of each person
Daily Lenten Mass Schedule
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday | 7AM & 9AM
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday | 9AM Only
Stations of the Cross | Friday Evenings
Friday Evenings at 7:30PM
More Information About Lent
Checkout the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website for more info about Lent, fasting, abstinance & almsgiving.

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