Laura Lewis

Baptism Preparation Class

Monday, June 3rd

“I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities…I will give you a new spirit within you” (Ezekiel 36:25-26).

The Baptism of your child is truly something to celebrate!
Baptism preparation classes are offered on the first Monday of each month, at 6 p.m. in the St. Patrick room, located in the Christian Living Center. (2025 20th Ave.)


It is necessary for parents and godparents to attend this class prior to their scheduled baptism.


The sessions are intended to help parents & godparents prepare for and celebrate the baptism of their child in a joyful and meaningful way, as well as being welcomed into the greater catholic community.


Please call the Religious Education office at: 562-5954 for an application & more information.

COR

HEART speaks to heart -St John Henry Newman

Men of St Helen, is your heart united with other Catholic Men?

We must unite our hearts with each other,
before we can become one with the Heart that is Jesus.

COR(Latin: heart) is a new ministry in our parish that unites men’s hearts through
spending casual, social time together, with Christ at the center.

We gather once a month at 5:00pm for a few hours at the Knights of Columbus hall. 
Pour yourself a drink, light a cigar if you wish, introduce yourself to other men.

Sit with us, hear His Word!
Pray, reflect, share if you like, or be silent if you prefer.

Then we eat!  Dinner!  …Because Jesus loved to recline at the table with everyone!

NEXT GATHERING: TUESDAY JUNE 4, Please RSVP

To RSVP or learn more: Michael Glatz · 772-538-1811 · chefmichael@coffeehouse1420.com

2024 Diocesan Services Appeal

Goal: 390,000

Received: $254,864 or 65% as of May 24

Donors: 402

We Need: $135,135

Please prayerfully consider a donation to St. Helen with our contribution to the 2024 Diocesan Services Appeal.

Donations can be dropped off at the parish office or made online.

DSA ONLINE DONATION LINK

DSA VIDEO

Adoration

Perpetual Adoration is in the Chapel (inside the CLC).

ADORATION WEBLINK: Become a weekly adorer or a sub ADORATION

Our web based scheduling program for Adoration is AdorationPro. This program assumes all time slots are filled and provides Adorers the ability to request a substitute if you cannot attend for a time you have signed up to be present. Reply to adorationsthelen@gmail.com if you are signing up for the weekend, if you are signing up for a commitment simply indicate “weekly” or “biweekly” on your response.


Vocation Chalice

Sign up for 2024

A vocation is a call from the Holy Spirit, a gift from God that is nurtured in prayer. When we pray for vocations, we lift up to our Father, those men and women who He is calling to serve Him in this special way.

SIGN UP FOR VOCATION CHALICE

Fr. Matt on our Chalice Cup Program

What is it?

We are all aware of the need for vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and to the religious life, especially for our Diocese. But sometimes we forget just how powerful praying for an increase in vocations can be. If we pray with the faith of the widow of Zarapeth (Elijah & the Widow, 1 Kings 17:8-15), our cup will never run dry! We will always have priests to bring us Jesus in the Eucharist. The Vocation Chalice Program’s purpose is to provide a focal point for prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life

How does it work?

Each weekend at the end of the designated Mass, the celebrant will call forward the family, individual, or couple who previously signed up to receive a blessing and the chalice. The chalice presented to the recipient(s) belonged to Monsignor Irvine Nugent, beloved Pastor of St. Helen Parish from 1976 to 1999. They will take the chalice home, put it in a place of honor and pray each day for an increase and perseverance of religious vocations. On Friday the chalice is returned to the parish office.

What must I do to participate?

To participate, please use this Sign Up Genius online program.  Begin by checking the available weekends and select  the one that works best for you. There are two slots available for each weekend: Primary and alternate. If you select primary, you are expected to be there that weekend for the mass that you select. The alternate slot is for a “back up” recipient in case the primary recipient gives notice that they are unable to attend.

Please fill in the required information (name, email address, telephone number and the time of the Mass you will be attending that weekend. Review the information and submit. After you sign up, please note the date and time.  The Sign Up Genius will send you a reminder the week before; and the recipient of the Chalice Cup will be printed in the bulletin the week before they are to receive it.

What do I do when I come to Mass that day?

For your convenience, you might consider sitting in the front of the church. After communion and before the final blessing, the celebrant will call you forward to receive a blessing and present you with the chalice. It will be in a case and will have prayer cards and other devotional materials. Take the chalice home, display it prominently and please pray for priests and religious vocations during the time (and after) it is in your home.

When do I return the chalice?

Please return the chalice to the parish office on the following Friday by 12 Noon.

Finally….

A vocation is a call from the Holy Spirit, a gift from God that is nurtured in prayer. When we pray for vocations, we lift up to our Father, those men and women who He is calling to serve Him in this special way.

Thank you for saying “yes”!

The St. Helen Vocation Ministry