Laura Lewis

Angels & Demons

Monday, October 25th / 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

By Fr. Matthew DeGance.

This presentation will provide a more in-depth analysis on traditional Catholic teachings regarding spiritual realities such as: the providence of God, angels, the fall, demons, levels of demonic activity, tactics of the devil, remedies, and the building of a strong spiritual defense.

Recommended age is 12 and older.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Grotto

Please help us raise funds to beautify our campus with our new grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Purchase a brick personalized with your family name or the name of a loved one, in honor of, or in memory of someone special to you. These bricks also make a wonderful gift.

There are three size bricks to choose from:

4″x8″ for $50.00

8″x8″ for $150.00

12″x12″ for $300

For online ordering please use this link: GROTTO BRICK PURCHASE


If you prefer to make your purchase with cash or check, please make an appointment with Yolanda Cardenas at 772-567-5155 or email: ycardenas@sthelenvero.org OR you can download our order form below:

This is the site of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Grotto
This is the statue which will be the centerpiece of the grotto

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the 16th century. Chronicles of that period tell us the story.
A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower, and lived in a small village near Mexico City. On Saturday morning December 9, 1531, he was on his way to a nearby barrio to attend Mass in honor of Our Lady.
Juan was walking by a hill called Tepeyac when he heard beautiful music like the warbling of birds. A radiant cloud appeared, and within it stood an Indian maiden dressed like an Aztec princess. The lady spoke to him in his own language and sent him to the bishop of Mexico, a Franciscan named Juan de Zumarraga. The bishop was to build a chapel in the place where the lady appeared.
Eventually the bishop told Juan to have the lady give him a sign. About this same time Juan’s uncle became seriously ill. This led poor Juan to try to avoid the lady. Nevertheless the lady found Juan, assured him that his uncle would recover, and provided roses for Juan to carry to the bishop in his cape or tilma.
On December 12, when Juan Diego opened his tilma in the bishop’s presence, the roses fell to the ground, and the bishop sank to his knees. On the tilma where the roses had been appeared an image of Mary exactly as she had appeared at the hill of Tepeyac.

A Taste of Italy Dinner Dance

Saturday, November 6th

Join the Knights of Columbus for our Taste of Italy Dinner Dance Charity Fundraiser in the Parish Hall.

Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. followed by dinner.

Menu: Ravioli with Meatballs or Sausage, Salad, Garlic Bread, Coffee & Dessert

Dance to the music of REMEMBER WHEN

Cash Bar with complimentary snacks – Raffle & Door Prizes!!

Just $20 per ticket.

Tickets are available now through November 1st at the Parish Office. No tickets will be sold at the door.

For information & table reservations of 6,8,10 & 12 call Ralph Manfredo at 772-925-1617

Butterfly Release

Sunday, October 24th after the 12:15 p.m. Mass

A Memorial to recognize babies lost by miscarriage, still birth, or abortion


St. Helen’s Respect Life Ministry invites you to join us to reflect, grieve, heal and honor all babies who have not been born to this earth. Whether you personally have lost a loved one by miscarriage, stillborn, or abortion or know of a friend or family member who has, we pray that the symbolic releasing of butterflies will bring peace, love, and forgiveness to all who have experienced these great losses.

ORDER FORM CLICK HERE

40 Days for Life

September 22 – October 31

HELP SAVE LIVES IN FORT PIERCE!

You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion!


Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 1,000,000+ volunteers!

With God’s help, here are the proven results in 26 coordinated campaigns:

  • 18,855 babies saved from abortion
  • 221 abortion workers converted
  • 112 abortion centers closed

Here’s how to take part in 40 Days for Life in our community:

  • Vigil location: Outside A Woman’s World Medical Center, 501 S. 12th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
  • Vigil hours: 6 am to 6 pm daily
  • Local contact: Bill Wetzel, 321-615-7684
  • Learn more … get involved … and sign up for prayer times by visiting our campaign at the web address shown below!

www.40daysforlife.com/fort-pierce

Live Streams

Upcoming Live Streams at St. Helen Parish

29th Sunday Ordinary Time / Sat. Oct. 16th at 4 p.m. ENGLISH

29th Sunday Ordinary Time / Sat. Oct. 16th at 7 p.m. SPANISH

30th Sunday Ordinary Time / Sat. Oct. 23rd at 4 p.m. ENGLISH

Funeral Mass: Holli Skrapits / Sat. Oct. 23rd at 2 p.m. FUNERAL

30th Sunday Ordinary Time / Sat. Oct. 23rd at 7 p.m. SPANISH

Funeral Mass: Lynda Lobsits Smith / Tues. Oct. 26th at 2 p.m. FUNERAL

31st Sunday Ordinary Time / Sat. Oct. 30th at 4 p.m. ENGLISH

31st Sunday Ordinary Time / Sat. Oct. 30th 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!

Catholic School Participation Program

2021 / 2022 School Year

If you are a registered parishioner of St. Helen Catholic Church and are attending or planning to attend St. Helen Catholic School, St. Anastasia, or John Carroll Catholic High School, please review our School Participation Program.

Current school families will receive their packet at orientation night. New families should contact Laura Lewis at the Parish Office to request a packet and verify contact information. Call 772-567-5129.

If you are registered at St. John of the Cross or Holy Cross please contact them directly for their Participation Program.

Please review our program:


September activities & events that will count towards participation hours:

Children’s Choir – Starts Sept. 12th. Just show up. For info: CHILDRENS CHOIR

Rummage Sale (Sept 24/25). Need help with set up and during event. For info & sign up link: SALE

40 Days for Life – begins Sept. 22nd. For info and sign up link: 40 DAYS

Respect Life Rosary Prayer Service – Sept. 28th at 7 p.m. ROSARY

Adoration – Every weekend (Saturday through Monday). For info and sign up link: ADORATION

Harvest Festival 2021

The planning has begun and volunteers are needed. Be a part of something great!

HARVEST FESTIVAL 2021

WE NEED YOU!


Sponsors Opportunities

$10,000 Diamond Sponsor

This is our premier sponsorship package, giving you shout outs in all of our radio ads, TCPalm ads, Facebook and Instagram ads, a specialty entrance sign and 25 festival arm bands!

$5,000 Platinum Sponsor
Our Platinum sponsorship comes with recognition in our TCPalm ads, Facebook and Instagram ads, a specialty entrance sign, and 10 festival arm bands!

$1,000 Gold Sponsor
This sponsorship comes with recognition in all of our Facebook and Instagram ads, as well as a specialty entrance sign and 5 festival arm bands!

$150 Festival Sign Sponsor
As a Festival Sign Sponsor, your business will receive a booth sign on the Festival Midway!

This is a critical year to rebuild the festival after we had to cancel last year. Be a part of something great for our community. Workers will be needed to set up the week prior to the event. Times will be posted soon.

HFVolunteers21@gmail.com For questions call Trisha Fox at 772-696-0311

We are currently in need of electricians and golf carts. For details call Laura Robles 772-559-6870

Help us make this a great year!

FESTIVAL HOURS

Thursday, November 18th / 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, November 19th / 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, November 20th / 12 noon to 11 p.m.

Sunday, November 21st / 12 noon to 6 p.m.

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