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Pope St. John Paul II began the tradition of Bambinelli Sunday early in his papacy by inviting all the children in Rome to bring the baby Jesus figurines from their family’s Nativity scenes to St. Peter’s Square on the Third Sunday of Advent. Following the noon Angelus, the Holy Father gave a special blessing to the bambinelli statues. The children then brought them home, where their parents gift wrapped them and put them gently under the Christmas tree. On Christmas morning, families unwrapped the infant Jesus figurine first and, with great joy, laid Him gently in the manger of their waiting
Nativity scenes. Both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis continued the tradition, and over the last 40 years, the tradition has grown beyond the Vatican and is now a treasured Advent tradition in parishes worldwide.
On Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, we invite you to bring the bambinello, the baby Jesus, from your family’s Nativity scene to Mass for a special blessing. May we, like so many generations of the faithful before us, experience the true joy of salvation in our homes this season.

Wednesday, December 14th and Wednesday, December 21st join us for Confessions 5-6pm

If you would like to contribute to the Christmas decorations in memory of a loved one, please place donations in collection basket or bring to the Church Office.  Your loved ones name will be listed in December 24th/25th Bulletin. Deadline is December 19th.

 

DONUTS WITH SANTA 

Saturday, December 10th at 9am 
Santa will be at St. Helena’s Hall for donuts and pictures with everyone. 
Call Office to sign up and say hi to St. Nick!!
 
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The Spanish Community will have a special Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe 

Monday, December 12th  6pm Spanish Mass.
 
 
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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, December 7th 5:30pm Vigil Mass; Thursday, December 8th 7:30am Mass.
No Confession Wednesday, December 7th.
 
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The KC’s are selling Keep Christ in Christmas yard signs 

on November 26th & 27th. 12x24 for $20
 
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Blanket Drive

Please donate new or gently used blankets, quilts, and throws now till December 12th.
Basket in back of Church.

Confessions at St. Helena are now Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5-6pm.

St. Vincent de Paul is in need of people to join this special ministry.  Meetings  are every Monday at 5pm.

If interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact the Church Office at 985-748-9057.         

RCIA CLASSES

Do you know someone who wants to learn more aboutour Catholic Faith or have a refresher on their Catholic Faith?

If so, please encourage them to call the Church Office 985-748-9057

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Do you like to have fun with friends? Do you want to serve others? Do you want to learn about your faith? Our CDA Court has started a Junior CDA. If your child is interested contact Ginger Tastet at

985-517-4811. Open to all Catholic females ages 6-18.

TOURS & RETREATS

St. Helena offers Tours & Retreats of our beautiful Campus. Please call the Church Office at (985)748-9057 to schedule.

BAPTISMAL SEMINARS

St. Helena offers Baptismal Seminars. 

Please contact Office in advanced to register for a class.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS,

ALTAR SERVERS & USHERS

If you would like to participate in one of these Ministries, please contact Church Office.

If you would like to receive emails/texts from St. Helena and did not fill out form at Church please call Church Office to update. If you are NOT a registered parishioner and would like to register, please pick up a NEW PARISHIONER FORM from Office.

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St. Helena Catholic Church
122 S. 1st. Street
Amite, LA, 70422

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PROLIFE

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The Veil Removed

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church. Go to theveilremoved.com to learn more. The Veil Removed Copyright 2019

https://youtu.be/OOLZDaTgIaM

We, at St. Helena Catholic Church, are concerned with educating, directing, and sustaining all who visit. 

In particular those who draw near to the teachings and traditions of Holy Mother Church. 

We strive to achieve this by utilizing the Cardinal Virtues of Justice, Prudence, Temperance and Fortitude.