Our Parish

St. Helen School is blessed to have such a supportive and active parish. For 60 years God has inspired the people of St. Helen to serve the poor, to serve children, and to support family life in all forms. Join us at our weekly Sunday Worship or one of our many parish events which include the Booster Fish Fry in January, Shrove Tuesday Celebration in February or March, parish festival in June, Parish Picnic in August, Bonfire on the Hill and Trunk or Treat event in October, and our Holiday Bazaar in December. Our Parish and School Families are our highest priority.

Our Mission: St. Helen Parish, a Roman Catholic community, embraces people of every race, language and way of life, bringing Christ to people and people to Christ through Word, worship and service.

Our Vision: Impelled by the fire of God’s presence, we become increasing grateful and responsive Disciples of Christ.

Our Parish Prayer

Dear God,
you are our Father and Mother,
Our creator and our Friend.

May Christ be at the Center of all we do.
May our parish be a Church where all are welcome, where all are able to find your love.

May our home, our domestic church, keep Christ at its center.

May our family, as God’s chosen ones,
put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility,
gentleness and patience.

May we outdo one another in forgiveness,
thankfulness, peacefulness, and love.

May our home be holy,
like the home of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
And one day, may our home be with you.


Curious about Our Faith?

There are many reasons to be curious about the Catholic faith. You might find your child asking questions about things they encounter in school. You might have a conversation with another parent and want to know more. You might find that your spirit is just a bit restless and hungry for answers to life’s hard questions. Whatever the reason, know that we invite curiosity at St. Helen.

The regular process for anyone over the age of seven to become Catholic is through the process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or R.C.I.A. It is a four-part process that begins by simply asking questions about the faith.  The length of time is normally one year, but varies according to individual circumstances.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith or are interested in becoming Catholic yourself, please contact Sean Kelly in the parish offices. She can be reached by e-mail at sean.kelly@sthelenparish.org or by phone at 937-254-6233. Sean will be able to answer questions and, if desired, help get you started on the path to becoming Catholic.

Here is a great resource if you have questions about the Catholic Faith:  http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/

St. Helen Parish
605 Granville Place Riverside, Ohio 45431
(937) 254-6233



Mass Times: Monday – Thursday 8:15 am, Sunday 8 am and 10:30 am

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Updated: June 13, 2019

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5086 Burkhardt Road
Riverside, OH 45431


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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

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