Many exciting things are happening in our parish facilities at Saint Helena! We would like to invite you to join us.
Our parish, as a community of believers, is very much alive with many ministries serving one another and others in God’s Name. Our service is the manifestation of our deep faith in God. As a parish we invite everyone to use and share his or her gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure.
As you read about the many parish ministries, please feel free to become part of as many of our ministries as you feel called. We are more a parish serving God and His people as you participate more fully in the life of the parish.
Be all you can be for God. May God through the intercession of Saint Helena bless us.
Saint Helena Vocation Chalice Program
Saint Helena Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, are beginning the Vocations Chalice Program to provide a focal point for prayer, to foster and promote vocations to the Catholic priesthood and religious life, and to encourage its members to fulfill their own Christian vocation to service.
We are all aware of the need for vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and to the religious life. But sometimes we forget just how powerful praying for an increase in vocations can be. If we pray with the faith our cup will never run dry! We will always have priests to bring us Jesus in the Eucharist.
Each week at a Sunday Mass, before the end of Mass the priest will call up a family, individual, or couple forward to receive the Vocation Chalice, pre-arranged through a sign-up schedule. They receive a blessing and take the chalice home, putting it in a place of honor.
A prayer journal also travels with the Vocations Chalice. Each week the family, individual, or couple that has the cup enters a thought, prayer, or scripture verse. Over time, this diary becomes a spiritual journal for the parish.
Click on the chalice image below to learn more!
I WANT TO GO TO CHURCH.
Not for traditions. Not for show. Not for entertainment.
BUT TO WORSHIP MY GOD.
Expecting Him to speak to me. Gathering with others who love Him, as we are called to do.
Spending time in prayer. Praising Him through music, as they did long ago.
Confessing my sins and struggles. Laying down my burdens, knowing that He will willingly take care of them.
Thanking Him for the most precious gifts in my life.
Begging Him to soften the hearts of those who haven’t accepted Him. Feeling His never-ending perfect love wash over me.
I WANT TO GO TO CHURCH.
Come on back!
Please watch the Invitation from Archbishop Nelson Perez HERE.
Please pass this information on to those you know that have not yet returned to Mass
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