Welcome to the Church of St. Helena

at St. Gianna Parish  



Saint Helena Church, in southwestern West Hartford, was created on September 13, 1966, by Archbishop Henry J. O'Brien, with Father Joseph G. Murphy appointed first pastor. Until there was a permanent Church, Father Murphy celebrated Sunday liturgy at the Louise Duffy School where on September 25, 1966, St. Helena's first liturgy was offered. May 5, 1968 was the date of the ground breaking for a new Church. Meanwhile, Church contstruction moved forward, and on September 14, 1969 St. Helena Church was dedicated by Archbishop John. F. Whealon. On September 9, 1971, a parish nursery school began.  


Much Prayer, Much Power! Little Prayer, Little Power! No Prayer, No Power! 
~ Anonymous 


 Our Mission Statement                                                                          We, the Roman Catholic Community of Saint Helena, worship the Father through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. We affirm His presence in our midst through our liturgical and sacramental celebrations. We strive to be a community of love. We share God’s word and our blessings with one another and our neighbors. We look forward to the coming of Our Lord's Kingdom.                                                                                                                    

                         Visit our Sister Churches: St. Brigid and St. Mark the Evangelist 

   Church of St. Brigid                                        Church of St. Mark the Evangelist 

Visit St. Brigid -St. Augustine: A Partnership School  



       Visit the Hartford Archdiocese  

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