Saint Helena Catholic Church

Hobbs, New Mexico - Diocese of Las Cruces

The mission of Saint Helena Parish is to minister to the needs of the church community, through evangelization, service and education following the example of Saint Francis and our patroness Saint Helena.


Christmas Pageant Practice 
It is part of our parish Christmas tradition to celebrate “Children’s Mass” on Christmas Eve, with the children presenting a Christmas pageant. A dress rehearsal will be held on Monday, December 22nd at 10 am in the church. Any child wanting to participate in this pageant should call Ms. Ann Anderson for information at 575.397.6494.

Posadas December 16th - 23rd 

 7:00 pm in the parish center

Join us to pray the Novena to the Birth of the Savior. This novena takes the shape of a daily "Posada", which includes, the recitation of the Rosary, singing                the  "La Posada", breaking a pinata, and enjoying a potluck together. 

Donations of hard candy to fill up the pinatas are greatly appreciated. Please drop off donations at the parish office. Thank you.

Stewardship Report  (previous week)


 St. Helena Parish is completely dependent on the generosity of its parishioners for support. The use of your envelopes and contributions are used to meet the expenses of the parish and the support of our school.   

10 persons were served from our food pantry last week and $0.00 was given in medication vouchers.                         Thank you for your support. 

          December  2014 Diciembre 

16th  Posadas begin 7:00 pm in the parish center

17th  Hanukkah begins 

18th  Posadas 7:00 pm in the parish center        19th  Posadas 7:oo pm in the parish center

20th  Posadas 7:00 pm in the parish center      

21st  Fourth Sunday of Advent                        Posadas 7:00 pm in the parish center

22nd Posadas 7:00 pm in the parish center

23rd  St. John of Kantry  Posadas 7:00 pm 

24th Vigil of Christmas

25th The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas                   Holy day of obligation

26th  St. Stephen

27th St. John

28th  The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph

29th  Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord: St. Thomas Becket

30th  Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord 

31st Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord. 




Gaudete Sunday

The day takes it common name from the Latin word Gaudete, “rejoice,” the first word of the introit of this day’s mass.  On Gaudete Sunday, rose –colored vestments may be worn instead of violet which is otherwise prescribed for everyday in the Advent season.  In churches which have an Advent wreath, the rose colored candle is lit in addition to the violet colored candles, which represent the first two Sundays of Advent.  Despite the otherwise somber readings of the Advent season, which has as a secondary theme the need for penitence, the readings on the third Sunday emphasize the joyous anticipation of the Lord’s coming.

Christmas Masses Schedule 

Wednesday, December 24th

5:30 p.m. (Children’s Mass)

7:30 p.m. (English)

11:00 p.m. (bilingual)

Thursday, December 25th

10:00 a.m. (English)

Sunday Mass Schedule

Saturday   5:30 pm

Sunday      9:00 am

                   11:00 am Spanish

                   5:30 pm

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Come spend some quiet time in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. He would love it! Everyone is invited!

Adoracion del Santisimo

Cada Jueves, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Ven y acompana al Senor en el Santisimo Sacramento! Todos estan invitados!


Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
First Friday, 5:30 p.m. Mass; anytime upon request.

Sacrament of Baptism
Change in policy has taken place, please call the parish office for information. The Rite of Baptism in English is held on the third Sunday after the 11:00 am mass and in Spanish on the fourth Sunday after the 11:00 am mass.

Sacrament of Marriage
Must be coordinated with the Priest of the parish, six months in advance of wedding date. Please call the church office for an appointment.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 4:00 pm or by appointment.

United in Ministry Pledge 

Our 2014 goal is $63,000.

Saint Helena School