Sacraments

Are you thinking of having your child baptized? or having a wedding at St. Helena? Perhaps, you will soon be celebrating a milestone in your family and would like to have a Mass celebrated with your special intentions?  Please call us during office hours so we can help you make the necessary arrangements to have your special occasion at St. Helena’s.


BAPTISM, HOLY EUCHARIST, and CONFIRMATION

Information sessions are held monthly on the planning for  your infant child baptized.  Preparations for the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation are a part of our  PREP classes.  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, ssj, D. Min. at the rectory for details.


RECONCILIATION

Confessions are heard on Saturdays in the lower church between 4:00-4:30 PM and 15 minutes after the Mass.  If these times are not convenient for you, please call the rectory to set an appointment with one of our priests.

Guide to Confession


First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Children have to be properly catechized at home, in their Catholic school or through PREP before receiving their First Penance, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation. If your child does not attend a Catholic school, please contact Sr. Sophie to register your child in PREP or share your plans to homeschool your child for religious education.

Communion for the Sick and Homebound

If you or someone you know are not able to come to Mass to receive Holy Communion, please call the rectory or fill out this form so that one of our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can  bring you or them the Eucharist. 


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.


MATRIMONY

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.


HOLY ORDERS

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.