The preparation class is in English. Please call the rectory to schedule an interview with Sr. Sophie Yondura, ssj. before planning for the baptism. Please bring the child’s original birth certificate with you.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, FIRST PENANCE & CONFIRMATION
Children have to be properly catechized at home, in their Catholic school or through PREP before receiving their First Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. If your child does not attend a Catholic school, please register your child in PREP or share your plans to homeschool your child for religious education. Older youth or adults who are interested to become Catholic, visit our RCIA page to know more about the program. Please contact Sr. Sophie Yondura at the rectory for details.
COMMUNION FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
If you or someone you know are not able to come to Mass to receive Holy Communion, please call the rectory so that one of our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can bring you or them the Eucharist.
PENANCE & RECONCILIATION
Confessions are heard on Saturdays in the lower church between 4:00-4:30 PM and during the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Sundays, Mondays and First Fridays from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. If these times are not convenient for you, please call the rectory to set an appointment with one of our priests.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Members of the faithful who will be undergoing a major surgery, terminally ill, or anyone in danger due to sickness or old age may receive Anointing of the Sick by calling the rectory.
If you are planning to have your wedding at St. Helena, please call us at least 6 months ahead of time before making any other wedding arrangements.
St. Helena currently have 3 seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1 seminarian studying for the Redemptrix in Houston, TX, 1 seminarian studying for the Vincentians in New York and 1 young lady studying for the congregation of the Lover of the Cross in Los Angeles, CA . Our Vietnamese community is honored to be a part in helping these young people discern their vocations!
If you feel like you are being called to the priesthood or religious life, our pastor will be delighted to speak with you about discerning your call. Please call the rectory to set an appointment. You can also visit the Vocation Office website for more information.