Devotions

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Friday after the last morning Mass until Benediction, ending at 12:00 PM.

This is the custom of praying before the Eucharist exposed in a vessel called a monstrance or ostensorium.  On Friday mornings at St. Helen, members of the faithful silently pray in the presence of our Lord.  Exposition ends with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Please note that when a funeral takes place on Friday morning, Eucharistic Adoration does not take place.

Novenas

Miraculous Medal:  Mondays, after the 9:00 AM Mass
St. Anthony: Tuesdays, after the 9:00 AM Mass
Divine Mercy: Fridays, 8:40 AM

Novena (no-VEE-nuh): A period of nine consecutive days or one day for nine consecutive weeks in which a person prays according to a certain formula.  Usually, these prayers are for a particular intention or in honor of a particular saint, or to highlight a mystery in Christ’s life.   The practice first developed in the seventeenth century, but the spirit of the novena stretches back much further, recalling the period of time (nine days) between the Ascension of Our Lord and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Respect for Life Rosary

Tuesday Evening – 7:00 PM at the Marian Grotto behind the church.
A group prays the Rosary each week for an increase in respect for human life and, in particular, for an end to abortion.

Daily Prayers before the 9:00 AM Weekday Mass

Parishioners gather Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for special prayers and devotions.