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: 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
Parish Council Elections
Our parish council elections are approaching. Here is what will happen leading up to the elections:
  • April 20th – 21st: Nomination of candidates. Candidates must be 18 years old and parish members. Three candidates will be elected for a three-year term. The Council’s purpose is to advise the Pastor on decisions and coordinate parish activities.
  • Third Sunday of May: Parish Council elections take place. Get involved and contribute to our parish by participating in these important events!
*** Designer Bag Bingo ***
Sunday, April 28 | 1:00PM | Masci Hall
St. Helena’s is hosting a Designer Bag Bingo!
  • $35.00 pre-sale
  • $40.00 at the door
For tickets, contact Hummy 302-598-1011 or Stephanie 610-357-4885
Checkout the flyer for more information!

Upcoming Concert!
Sunday, May 19 | 7:30PM | Parish Church
Join St. Helena’s Music Ministry for a special musical event, “Find Hope and Healing in Music: A Celebration of Mary,” on Sunday, May 19th, 2024 at 7:30 pm.
This uplifting evening features the combined talents of St. Helena’s Music Ministry, choirs from Ursuline, Padua, and Salesianum, and a professional orchestra. Together, we’ll celebrate Mary, our mother and a beacon of light during challenging times.
To have the name or picture of a deceased loved one included in this no-cost event, complete this form.
Contact Laura at

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