PLEASE HELP US! Several U.S. Senators are are sponsoring legislation that would require Catholic Priests to violate the “seal of confession”. Please contact your contact your state legislators to change or oppose HB74. Click here for more information about this legislation.
PLEASE NOTE! (Posted 6/13/2023): Due to the storm, our phone lines have been damaged and are down. Repairs are extensive, but we hope to be available by phone again soon! In the meantime, please stop by the rectory or email us at: Thank you for your patience and understanding.
PLEASE NOTE! Bingo is cancelled Thursday, September 21. We are sorry for the inconvenience. See everyone back on Thursday, September 28.
Parish News
Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal Commitment Weekend
April 29 and 30
Join Bishop William Koenig as we explore some of the ministries supported by the generosity of parishioners from the Diocese of Wilmington by the Shining the Light of Christ, Faith & Charity Catholic Appeal.

Friday Reflections with Msgr. Russell
Posted | May 12, 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.

Upcoming Events
Bingo is cancelled Thursday, September 21.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. See everyone back on Thursday, September 28.

Religious Education Resumes!
Monday, Sept. 18 | 6:30PM | Masci Hall
ALL STUDENTS report to Masci Hall at 6:30 pm. Once teachers have arrived, students will go to their classrooms.

Scripture Study Resumes!
Monday, Sept. 18 | 6:30PM | Religious Education Office
We will be studying the books of Judges and Ruth this year. They cover roughly the years between the death of Joshua and the birth of Samuel.
This year we will meet in the Religious Education office, which is to the left of the stage in Mascii Hall.
For more information, please contact Paul Soper.

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