Resources for Living the Gospel Today

A Publishing Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet


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Sunday by Sunday is a four-page weekly. Each issue:

  • Begins with prayer
  • Presents the Sunday gospel and Old Testament passage in reader parts
  • Short reflections bring forward both scripture study and personal experience
  • Questions invite adults to connect the scriptures and their lives
  • Concludes with prayer and challenges to service and justice commitments


Over 5,000 adults use Sunday by Sunday
each week.

• Small faith groups • RCIA groups
• Bible study gatherings • Faith-sharing groups
• Pastors and parish staffs • Individuals

How to Use Each Issue.  Click here for tip sheets on gathering groups and using Sunday by Sunday. Click here to order Sunday by Sunday online!






An online program for teens based on the Sunday gospels.



Visit our SPIRIT page to see what SPIRIT Online has to offer! Click here to place an order.

Confirmation Programs

Check out our senior high confirmation program, Moving in the Spirit, and our junior high confirmation program, Giver of Life. Click here to learn more.

We also have Gifts of the Spirit t-shirts! The perfect way to make your confirmation or youth group visible during parish events, service projects, retreats, or as a gift. Only $12 per shirt. Order online here.

Looking for confirmation certificates for your class? Download FREE certificates here.

Cards and Books


Luke’s Gospel, Written For Us

Luke’s Gospel, Written for Us focuses on the themes and stories unique to Luke’s telling of the good news. Only Luke characterizes Jesus as the Spirit-filled prophet anointed to bring good news to the poor and oppressed. Only Luke has the parables of the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, and the persistent widow.

The easy-to-use format of this gospel study makes Luke’s witness to Jesus’ life and teaching available in nine short chapters. Ideal for Bible study groups, small Christian communities, and all who want to explore the themes that hold together the short Gospel excerpts we hear each Sunday.

Table of Contents
Sample Chapter

$10.00.  Order online.



Holy Women, Full of Grace

Sister Joan has created a litany for the women in Mark’s Gospel. Sister Ansgar joined the prayer by bringing the women to life with her art. We invite you to join us in prayer and reflection and in adding women in your life to the litany.

Table of Contents
Sample Chapters

Softcover,  32 pages,  $8.00 (bulk prices available). Order online.


Advent Resources

Check out our Advent Resources page to download and print FREE activities to do with friends and family!




Praying the Advent Names of God

The O Antiphons are the Church’s prayer for the last days of Advent. These cards are beautifully illustrated by Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, with prayer poems by Joan Mitchell, CSJ. Each illustration has the original antiphon and its scriptural sources on the back.

View a sample card. Only $15.00 per set (includes shipping!).

We also have these available as 12″x18″ posters. Click here to order.



Quick Links

December 19 2018
All Day

Advent Prayer of the Day

Advent Prayer of the Day

O Root of Jesse,
You stand for an ensign of humankind;
before you leaders keep silence,
and to you all nations shall have recourse.
Come, save us, and do not delay,

O Antiphons

O Root of Jesse,
You stand for an ensign of humankind;
before you leaders keep silence,
and to you all nations shall have recourse.
Come, save us, and do not delay,

O Antiphons


A Gospel Reflection

December 16, 2018

Click here to download a FREE folding prayer book.

Online Retreats

Sample one of our online retreats to see if they fit for you. You can make the retreat at your computer or on your phone, or print out the pages to take with you into the outdoors or to a quiet place you like.

Our blessings go with you.

Sister Joan is teaching a class at Wisdom Ways beginning September 17. Click here for more information.

Can’t make it, but still want to check it out? Starting this fall, you can watch this course online as a video. It will be ready each Friday and you can view it whenever you have a free moment. Contact Wisdom Ways at 651-696-2788 or email them to register!

Consider supporting the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Lyon/Province of Mexico minister in the “Albergue Decanal Guadalupano” in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, a shelter for migrants sponsored by the diocese and staffed by our Sisters, lay partners and volunteers. You can donate directly through by clicking here or send checks to: Sisters of St. Joseph, 80 Garland Rd., Winslow, ME 04901. Please put ‘Mexico’ in the note. The CSJs of Lyon in Maine will see to it that these funds get to their Sisters in Mexico.

Cosmos Cards

Cosmos Cards are a simple and touching way to tell the story to those near and dear to you. Each of the 25 postcards has a fact about one of God’s creative moves. these cards are ready to mail as a postcard for someone who needs a regular reminder that God is with him or her. Or use them for meditation alone or in small groups.

$15 for all 25 cards. Click here to order online.