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, November 2nd because of the Christmas Bazaar and Gigantic Attic Treasure Sale (which is scheduled between November 4 – 5).
PLEASE NOTE! Bingo is on tonight Thursday, September 28 at Masci Hall. Begins at 7:00PM. Hope to see you all there!
PLEASE NOTE! Religious Education classes and the Adult Scripture study WILL NOT be held tonight (Nov. 13, 2023).
Upcoming Events
Second Sunday Breakfast
Dec. 10 | 8:00AM – 1:00PM | Masci Hall
Leave the cooking to our Breakfast Crew for an all you care eat Buffet on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Join us for an after the holidays breakfast and leave the cooking to us.
$12.00 per Adult and Children 12+
$5.00 per child under 12.
For questions/reserve a table for 6 or more, please contact Nancy Cobb [302-598-8685 or].

Parish Receptionist Needed!
The parish is seeking a part-time Receptionist who will exhibit strong people skills, attention to detail, and a desire to minister to all.  Their responsibilities will include maintaining the parishioner database and reconciling parishioner donations. 
For more information, please see our Job Postings page.

Bishop Koenig announces Eucharistic Adoration Week in the Diocese of Wilmington
November 26 – December 2, 2023
Please checkout this video from Bishop William Koenig regarding the Eucharistic Revival.

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.
Carol Ann Plunkett | 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.
John Macconi | (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, Ext. 108