Welcome

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you.

(Jn:14:2)

Welcome! We are delighted that you have come to visit our website and learn more about our wonderful parish—church and school. Christ has provided a place for us, for worship and praise, prayers and needs, hospitality and welcome, and the gift of one another. Our blessed rich heritage continues as we build a faith family in Him. Founded in 1856, we follow in the sacred footsteps of generations of families at St. Helena Catholic Parish–our church and School. Such a sacred heritage goes beyond the historical church building—the bricks and mortar; it is in the hearts and spirit of our past, and growing today in the hearts of the multicultural families who love God in loving one another in the House and Faith Family provided by the Lord.

However, It is impossible to be a church active in the life of Christ without the great help of our many volunteers that serve in both English and Spanish. Thank you to all of our remarkable parishioners, school families, students, staff and faculty.We hope you will come and visit us and join our faith family as we worship the Lord together. All are Welcome!

 

Blessings in Christ.

Mass update June 1, 2020

My Dear community,

Mass will be celebrated and will be open our parishioners.  Appropriate social distancing will be required. Starting next weekend June 6th and 7th we will start to have masses. Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (English), Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (English), and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish). We will need to follow the following guidelines.

Parishioners must:

  • Wear masks.
  • Use the hand sanitizer available
  • Respect the social distancing of 6 feet.
  • The congregation will stand in the plaza.
  • Those who need a chair may bring their own.
  • No singing during Mass.
  • No sign of peace, or holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer
  • The collection basket will not be passed. Instead, one basket will be placed in front of the Altar to receive donations.
  • Mass will be about 25 minutes with just one reading, a brief homily, and distribution of the holy communion after the final blessing.
  • Receiving Communion in the hand.
  • Keep one line for communion (instead of two) per side.
  • Stay 6 ft behind the person in front of you during communion.
  • Upon leaving please leave the campus and not converse in the parking lot; we don’t want people breaking social distancing by gathering in the parking lot.
  • Parishioners are still encouraged to stay home when ill.
  • Those who feel they still wish to stay home and watch Mass on TV or Computer still have a dispensation to do so. Parishioners should come at your own Risk. Please follow the above requests and the CDC guidelines to take personal responsibility for your own safety.

 

Daily morning Mass will be celebrated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8am in the Plaza starting June 8th.

 

Coronavirus Update March 18, 2020

 

Bishop Robert Vasa, after hearing from pastors as well as medical professionals, he has determined that it is both prudent and necessary to cancel all Church related Masses and services until the threat of further infection with the Corona Virus is ended. This means that all weekend and weekday Masses are to be cancelled. Sadly, funerals are also prohibited. Memorial Masses scheduled later are an alternative. Please pray for an end of this Pandemic and for safety for all Medical Professionals, Pastoral Workers and First Responders. There is need for an abundance of caution.

Parish Life Center

Our Parish Life Center and beautiful garden plaza is a stunning location for our community to gather and celebrate life events, meetings, and wedding receptions. If you would like a tour or rental information, please call our Rectory Office at 707-963-1228.

Prayer Requests

Your prayer requests are forwarded to our Pastor and are included as a part of our intercessory prayers at all Masses at St. Helena Catholic Church, our Men’s Bible Study Group, our Renew Group, and our School’s daily Prayer Assembly.

We pray for all the intentions in our
Parish Book of Prayers and those from our website.

Send your prayer request by clicking here