What’s Opened & Closed @ Saint Helena

Quick Guide: updated Friday, April 3 at 1:30 PM

OPEN
Church – Confessions, Saturday at 2:00 PM
Rectory Office – Staffed for Telephone Inquiries ONLY (Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM)
Grotto, Outdoor Shrines & Outdoor Stations for Private Prayer
Chapel – Visit (Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM; Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM) & via Livestream
VIA LIVESTREAM ONLY (Link Here)
Church – Private Weekend Mass (Saturday at 4:00 PM, Sunday at 10:00 AM)
Chapel – Private Daily Mass (Monday-Saturday at 10:00 AM)
Chapel – Private Lenten Evening Prayer & Benediction (Sunday, April 5 & 12 at 6:00 PM)
Church – Divine Mercy Service (Sunday, April 19 at 2:45 PM)
SUSPENDED 
Church – Weekend Public Masses
Chapel – Daily Public Mass
Chapel – Daily Public Rosary
Chapel – Divine Mercy Chaplet (Monday – Friday)
CLOSED (or Cancelled Until Further Notice)
Education Center (School & PREP)
Convent
Social & Recreation Center
All Meetings & Activities (Facilities & Grounds)
Blessing of Easter Food on Holy Saturday (Saturday, April 11, 10 AM in Church)
POSTPONED
Confirmation
RESCHEDULED
Holy Communion has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020

 

Effective Now & Until Further Notice:

In light of Governor Wolf’s ‘Stay at Home Order’ & Archbishop Perez’s announcement to suspend all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the following is the Status of Church Facilities & Services…

*All Public Church & Chapel Masses and Services suspended*

Weekend Masses

[Private] Saturday Vigil Mass, via Church Livestream, at 4:00 P.M.

[Private] Sunday Mass, via Church Livestream, at 10:00 A.M.

Daily Mass

[Private] Daily Mass (Monday – Saturday), via Chapel Livestream, at 10:00 A.M.

*Mass intentions will continue to be offered

Confessions

Confessions will be made available, in Church, Saturdays at 2:00 P.M.

Chapel

Open for visit/via Livestream (Monday-Friday 11:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.; Saturday & Sunday 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.)

Confirmation

Confirmation has been postponed & will be rescheduled by Archbishop Perez.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Visits to the Sick with Holy Communion

All visits to the sick with Holy Communion, including in private homes, nursing homes and hospitals, by priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are suspended. Our priests are available for visits for those in immediate danger of death.

Baptisms, Marriages & Funerals

Baptisms, Marriages & Funerals may take place with due regard for the limitation of participants and reasonable social distancing per government regulations.

Parish Rectory Office

Our Rectory Office is closed to the public, but will remain staffed for telephone inquiries during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM).

Meetings & Activities

All meetings, activities, and socials – in the parish facilities – are cancelled until further notice.

Pertinent Health & Safety Precautions – Please Read!

We treasure our parishioners and ask any persons with severe, underlying health conditions and are at risk for serious infection, particularly our elderly, to NOT enter into gatherings of people. Anyone, regardless of age, who feels sick ought to stay at home so as to protect other people from illnesses.

The extraordinary environment we find ourselves in provides a unique opportunity to build up the “Domestic Church” – the faith in our homes, with our families. Therefore, we ask that you and your family pray together our typical Parish devotions (our website will provide you with quick and easy links).