Novena for Pentecost

Pentecost Novena Dates: The Pentecost Novena will be prayed from Friday, May 22, through Saturday, May 30. Sunday, May 31, is the Feast of Pentecost. The simple Novena Prayer Card and  short reading for each of the nine days can be downloaded at

A Novena consists of praying a prayer during a period of nine days for a specific intention. The Pentecost Novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first prayed at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His Apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. This Novena is addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity as a powerful plea for your personal intentions. Take this opportunity to come to know the Holy Spirit in a much deeper way and allow Him to guide, strengthen and console you.

Join us from St. James and St. Mary's Mt Carmel for Adoration throughout the night as we prepare our hearts for The coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Adoration begins on Saturday, May 30 at 6:00 pm --  Adoration ends on Sunday, May 31 at 8:30 am And will be held at St. James Church Sign-up sheet on entry door at St. James Or Call Judi at 715-824-2047 to sign up We need a minimum of 3 people to sign up for each time slot  Maximum allowed is 9 people.


ADORATION:  COME HOLY SPIRIT, COME…. We have exciting news:  There will be Adoration throughout the night leading up to Pentecost.  Adoration will be held at St. James beginning Saturday, May 30 at 6:00 pm and ending on Sunday, May 31 at 8:30 am. A sign-up sheet will be on the entry door at St. James or you can call Judi at 715-824-2047 to sign up.  We need a minimum of three people to sign up for each time slot, with a maximum of 9.  In Acts, Mary and the Apostles came together in the upper room after the Ascension and devoted themselves to prayer for nine days leading up to the first Pentecost.  Let us come together in prayer and worship of our Lord Jesus as we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to get the time that will work best for you and your family. 


Wild Goose - an Amazing Video Series:

God's love is the deepest desire of every human heart.  It is through the Holy Spirit that God pours forth His love into our heart.  A love that changes us and gives us meaning.  God's love is an unconditional love, a perfect love, an unending love.  It is what the apostles waited for when Jesus ascended into heaven.  Jesus told the apostles not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for "the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit." (Acts 1:4-5)  Now more that ever we need the power of the Holy Spirit to breath life into us.   
The Wild Goose segments help us to better understand the Holy Spirit.  Each segment is less than 30 minutes in length.  We encourage you to watch them as a family and then discuss with family and among friends.  Reach out to others and invite them to view a segment.  Then follow up and share what had meaning to you; becoming viewing buddies to encourage each other to keep watching and discussing.

God's Love Poured out Segment 1

               Segment 1: God's Love Poured Out     


Breath of God
Baptized in the Holy Spirit and Fire                                
Segment 3:  Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire  
The Spirit and Our Lady
Segment 4: The Spirit and Our Lady
Gifts of the Holy Spirit                                 
    Segment 5:  Gifts of the Spirit 
Spirit and the Eucharist
Segment 6: Spirit and the Eucharist  
Spirit of Adoption                                  
Segment 7:  Spirit of Adoption   
The Spirit and the Sacraments
Segment 8: The Spirit and the Sacraments  
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit                                                   
Segment 9: The Fruits of the Spirit 
The Spirit and the Desert
Segment 10: The Spirit and the Desert  
The Spirit Convicts                               
Segment 11:  The Spirit Convicts   
The Spirits Freedom
Segment 12: The Spirit's Freedom
Segment 13:  The Spirit's Witness 
The Spirit Remembers
Segment 14: The Spirit Remembers