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: There are no 7:00AM weekday Masses during Lent. Weekend Mass times are Saturday at 5:00PM and Sunday at 7:00AM, 9:00AM and 11:00AM.
Upcoming Events
KoC Phillies Game
May 23, 2024
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring an all-inclusive trip to see a Phillies game!
Price: $75.00 per person. Pice includes tailgating, bus ride to game, and tip for bus driver.
For more information please see the flyer.

Job Posting | Maintenance Helper
Posted: Jan. 1, 2024
Saint Helena’s seeks a Maintenance Helper to support the ministries of the Church and the needs of tenants. Major responsibilities include maintaining Parish facilities, grounds, and custodial duties.
Some experience with building systems helpful. Part-time (10-20 hrs./wk).
For details, contact Business Manager at or 302-764-0325 x-102.
Friday Fish Fries
Fridays During Lent | 5:00PM – 7:00PM | Masci Hall
On the six Fridays during Lent, the Christopher Council of the Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry in St. Helena’s Masci Hall.
Children’s platters are available for those under 12.
For more information contact Raymond at 302-547-6931 or or Nancy at 302-598-8685 or

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