Laura Lewis

St. Joseph Statue

Sale ends June 1st

In honor of St. Joseph the Patron Saint of the Universal Church and in celebration of the dedication of this year as the Year of St. Joseph, St. Helen Church is teaming up with The Christians of the Holy Land (www.HolyLandDirect.com) Rami Qumsieh, KCHS, in presenting the opportunity to own a hand carved olive wood statue of Saint Joseph. Your statue will be blessed in the Holy Land with an official letter from Bethlehem.

Blessing of the Child in the Womb

Sunday, May 16th at the 10:30 a.m. Mass

St. Helen Respect Life Ministry is pleased to invite all expectant mothers to participate in this beautiful blessing at the conclusion of the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, May 16th. Mothers, their families and/or grandparents anticipating the birth of a new child in their family will be invited to approach the front of the Church prior to the end of the Mass to receive this special blessing for them and their unborn child. No pre-registration is necessary. Please plan to attend. We encourage our parishioners to invite all expectant mothers. Any questions please call Marie Ferretti 567-7679.

Live Streams

Upcoming Live Streams at St. Helen Parish

6th Sunday of Easter / Sat. May 8th at 4 p.m. ENGLISH

6th Sunday of Easter / Sat. May 8th at 7 p.m. SPANISH

Ascension of the Lord / Sat. May 15at at 4 p.m. ENGLISH

Ascension of the Lord / Sat. May 15th at 7 p.m. SPANISH

Pentecost Sunday / Sat. May 22nd at 4 p.m. ENGLISH

Pentecost Sunday / Sat. May 22nd at 7 p.m. SPANISH

The Most Holy Trinity / Sat. May 29th at 4 p.m. ENGLISH

The Most Holy Trinity / Sat. May 29th at 7 p.m. SPANISH


WE MOVED TO VIMEO!

Thank you to all who have subscribed to our YouTube channel. St. Helen Vero will now be moving to Vimeo for live streaming and uploading videos! You can find us at the following link: https://vimeo.com/user109863429
You do not need an account with Vimeo to view our videos, but please consider following us! Thank you for your continued support and God bless you!

High School Mission Project

Saturday, June 19th to Wednesday, June 23, 2021

We may not be leaving town this year, but we will still have a ton of fun and fellowship with friends and family.

Come join us in Vero Beach where we will work with Youth on a Mission performing service projects throughout the city. In the evenings we will be returning to St. Helen Church for food, fun, worship, and reflection. This is a great opportunity to meet other teens from the area and to help serve our community.

Exiting 8th grade students up to 12th grade / 2021 fee waived

Schedule

Friday, June 18th – 7 p.m. at St. Helen Parish Hall

  • Finalize registration
  • Youth meet in hall, parents will meet in classroom
  • Review mission for the week, team building exercise, t-shirts distributed

Saturday / Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday

  • 9 a.m.: Meet at worksite – morning prayer
  • Distribute work tools and begin project
  • Lunch delivered to site
  • Team building exercise
  • Resume work on project
  • 3 p.m.: pick up to go home
  • 5 p.m.: Report to St. Helen (Saturday). Holy Cross (Mon/Tues/Wed)
  • Dinner
  • Evening program
  • 8:30 p.m. Pick up

Sunday, June 20th

  • 10:30 a.m. Mass with family, includes a special blessing
  • Youth to meet in Parish Hall after Mass. Lunch provided
  • Team meetings and yoga
  • Father’s Day activity
  • 6 p.m. Families arrive
  • Dinner provided
  • Movie night and evening prayer

Wellness Classes

The Diocese of Palm Beach in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging is pleased to offer the following virtual classes.

If you have any questions or wish to register please contact Maureen McCarthy at 561-684-5885 ext: 59103

Diabetes Self-Management – Stanford University: This workshops runs for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week. Learn how to deal with problems that arise from the effects of diabetes. Understand nutrition labels, recognize warning signs before they become a major complication, etc.

Wednesdays – April 28 – June 2, 2021 from 10:00 – 12:30.


A Matter of Balance: This workshop is focused on Fall Prevention. We guide you through an educational component that helps you become more aware of fall hazards around you such as medications and obstacles in your home. The second half of the class is focused on strengthen those muscles needed should you go into a fall motion. We will discuss and work on flexibility, strength, and balance. This class meets for 8 sessions for 2 hours each session.

Monday and Friday – May 3 – May 28, 2021 from 10:00-12:00.


Tai Chi -Moving for Better Balance –  This workshops runs for 12 weeks, 1 hour each week,  2x’s a week. Participants will build strength, relieve stress and build confidence to reduce the fear of falling. We can have 12-15 participants.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – May 4 – July 15, 2021 from 11:00 – 12:00


Living Healthy- Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – Stanford University. This workshop runs for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week. The goal of the program is to support and provide tools to people who live with chronic conditions, it will help improve nutrition, manage pain and reduce stress and depression. This workshop requires 10-16 participants.

To register or questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Mondays – May 10 – June 21, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:30


Powerful Tools for Caregivers: This workshop runs for 6 weeks for 1 ½ hours each week. The goal of the program is to give caregivers the tools to care for themselves as they are caring for their loved ones. We build stronger caregivers, while providing support and resources.

Wednesdays – May 19 – June 23, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30

No Tax Payer Abortion

https://www.notaxpayerabortion.com/

The Hyde Amendment, which has been credited with saving 2.5 million lives is now facing the most serious threat to its existence since being enacted forty-five years ago. Bishop Barbarito has requested that highest priority be given to oppose the repeal of the Hyde Amendment.

“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is planning a largescale effort to oppose the repeal of the Hyde Amendment that prevents tax-payer funding of abortion. Keep your tax dollars from going to abortion by visiting www.notaxpayerabortion.com. This website will ask for your email address, in order for the USCCB to connect with you regarding future plans to prevent federal funding of abortion. More information can be found on the diocese website, www.DiocesePB.org.”

Adult Mission Trips 2021

ST. HELEN YOUTH ON A MISSION

May 27th to June 10th

Bahamas Mission May 27 to June 10
You pick your week, 2 flights are on Mondays and Thursdays

Come join us in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas to help with the Rebuilding and maintenance of Every Child Counts, a school for special needs children. It is the only special needs school serving several islands. The school is partially supported by Catholic charities. This will be our 19th visit and each year we find more that we can do to help be part of the community. This is a great opportunity to help the handicapped and experience the Bahamian culture.

One day enjoying the island. Graduated seniors and/or 18-years of age and up Cost: $250.00 for the first 35 people registered.
If cost for airfare increases so will your cost – so sign up asap!

Check out Every Child Counts at: www.Everychildcountsabaco.org

Please contact Maureen Leu for more information. (772) 473-8104

Email:  mleu1964@gmail.com

Send to: 2355 55th Square, Vero Beach, FL  32966 website:  www.sthelenvero.org/st.-helen-youth-on-a-mission

Vacation Bible School

June 14 – 18 / 9 a.m. till Noon

ROCKY RAILWAY

                  “Jesus’ power pulls us through!”

St. Helen Faith Formation presents a 5-day amazing experience including: Imagination Station, Locomotion Games, Chew Chew Snacks, Bible Adventures, Kid Vid Cinema, where you will see friends and meet new ones!

Children K through grade 6! 

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – $55/child 

All campers: Check in at the Parish Hall between 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. We follow the Diocese COVID-19 policy. Do not send your child if they display cold symptoms or a temperature. Temps will be taken at check in. Your child must wear a mask.

K-4 Parents will bring their child to their first station after check in. Pick up is at noon at the child’s last station.

5th & 6th Graders will go to the CLC after check in. Parents pick up in CLC.

PARENTS: Be sure to download the check in & pick up information


Download the form below and return to Religious Education OR Register and pay online. See below

REGISTRATION

PLEASE READ: If your child is entering 2nd grade in the fall, THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call Religious Education at 772-562-5954 to be placed on a wait list…DO NOT PROCEED WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION or we will have to issue a refund. Thank you 5/5/21

Online Registration & Payment available: VBS REGISTER & PAY


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

ADULTS: If you volunteer for VBS your children can attend for FREE!

SHCS PARENTS: VBS Volunteer hours count for school volunteer hours!

VBS is in need of donations. Here is a list of what is needed. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

Diocesan Services Appeal 2021

Our Faith, Our Future

If you donate directly through the Diocese of Palm Beach website using the link below, please be sure to indicate that your donation is to go towards the ST. HELEN goal. You can make a one time donation or a pledge. Thank you.

DONATION LINK THROUGH THE DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH WEBSITE

If you would like a donation envelope sent to you please call the parish office at 772-567-5129.

Be sure to note that your gift is towards the St. Helen Parish goal

Adoration

Saturday, May 8th through Monday, May 10th

If you wish to sign up for a regular day and time, simply write “weekly” in the comment section. You will automatically be signed up for your desired day and time. If you need to cancel you can simply send an e-mail to us at AdorationStHelen@gmail.com

ADORATION SIGN UP

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48a9a92ba0f49-adoration37

We will have a new sign up each weekend, please check back. We are requested that you choose a time slot so we can maintain proper social distancing while in the chapel.

Please wear a mask and use hand sanitizer prior to entering the chapel. Thank you.