Take Action!

By October 2nd.

The USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty has been monitoring the status of a number of new and forthcoming federal regulations that pose a threat to religious freedom. Among those is a recently issued proposed regulation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which would interpret Section 1557, the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Attached is a memo from the USCCB and is a flyer suitable for distribution, which provides basic information about the proposed regulation and instructions about how parishioners can make their voices heard. The period for filing comments closes on October 3, so in order to be effective, the information would need to be distributed no later than the weekend of October 2.

More information about this and other regulations of USCCB concern is available at


Thru September 30th

St. Helen Catholic School is hosting a Read-A-Thon fundraiser, which will allow us to continue our mission of providing quality Catholic education that incorporates faith, academics, service, and leadership. If you would like to support this mission, while encouraging our students to read, click here:


America Needs Fatima Public Square Rosary

Saturday, October 15th at Noon

In front of St. Helen Catholic Church

All are encouraged to join us in prayer for our country in this  annual nationwide prayer service on the anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s appearance in Fatima.

Deacon Charles will be leading the Rosary.

For more information call

Debra Smith / 772-633-2370 or Paula Hawkins / 772-925-9801

* Please bring your own lawn chair *

Council of Catholic Women

Tuesday, October 4th at 9:30 a.m.

General Meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall (923 19th Place).
Deacon Dave will be our guest speaker. We will be collecting canned food items for our Outreach pantry. Guests and anyone interested in finding out more about St. Helen CCW are cordially invited to join us!

CCW Card Party & Luncheon

Monday, October 10th at Noon

All women are welcome to the St. Helen Council of Catholic Women Card Party & Luncheon. Tickets are $15 and available at the church office Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm. Bring cards and games and bid on the fabulous raffle baskets!

For more information call Karen Egan, 772-567-5660 or Barbara Rhoads, 904-386-7998.

Blessing of the Animals

Tuesday, October 4th at 6 p.m.

Join us Tuesday, October 4th, on the Feast Day of St. Francis of  Assisi,  on the west lawn near the St. Helen pavilion at 6 p.m. Fr. Matt will say a special prayer and bless our pets. Please keep your animal secure. No animals are to enter the Church at any time.

Come & See Catholic Bible Study

Kick off Tuesday, September 27th at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Come hear Father Matt DeGance get us started Tuesday, September 27th 7:00 pm in the Gym

1 and 2 Corinthians

Women — Tuesdays

 9:15 – 10:30 am – Christian Living Center

Men  — Thursdays

6:45 – 7:45 am K of C Hall – 923 19th Place

Men and Women — Tuesday Evenings

7:00 – 8:00 pm — Saint Helen’s Parish Center/Gym

The Gospel of Luke

Men and Women — Wednesdays

9:00 – 10:15 — Holy Cross Parish Center

For more information call Laurie Manhardt (772) 321-4034 or


Christ Renews His Parish Women’s Retreat

Sat. Oct. 22 and Sun. Oct. 23

Dear Parishioner,

You are formally invited to attend an amazing and fun weekend with a group of women from St. Helen Catholic Church. Experience a sense of fellowship unique to the ministry called Welcome/Christ Renews His Parish or “Welcome CRHP” for short.

Make new friendships and renew your spirit and faith with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the direction of Father Matthew DeGance, along with the ladies of Welcome CRHP.

The weekend will kick off at 8 am – 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, and conclude on Sunday, October 23 starting at 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.

There is no charge for this weekend and no expectations placed upon you – just register and show up! All meals are provided. The weekend is centered on the Holy Spirit, and you will be touched in some way to become a better Catholic, grandmother, mother, wife, daughter, and friend. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now to participate in Welcome CRHP XI.

Fill out the registration form on the opposite side of this letter before the deadline of October 10, 2022, and send via email to:, drop it off at the church office, or send by fax to: 772-567-1061

Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions. Scroll down for registration form.

Wishing you God’s grace and all good things.

Invitation Committee Invitation Committee

Phyllis Mallory                           Avalon McGann

772-539-2165                              772-299-1393