Resources for Living the Gospel Today

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

SPIRIT Online: the 28-week Catholic religion program based on the Sunday Gospels.

  • Gets teens talking about faith with high-interest stories and articles

  • Relates popular music to gospel themes and provides links to music videos

  • Hyperlinks to Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Engages teens with Jesus as they forge their identities and loyalties

  • Great with Confirmation programs

  • Keeps teens involved with the seasons of the Church year


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SPIRIT issues

When you order SPIRIT ONLINE you get access to all the issues and teaching guides. You will be able to read issues on your computer, phone or tablet device or download and print them. You need a paid subscription for each teen in your group. Click on the images below to a read sample issues.









SPIRIT Scope & Sequence

Check out the SPIRIT ONLINE dates for 2019-20. All 28 issues and guides will be online. You can tailor them to your meeting times and teens’ interests. Only SPIRIT ONLINE can add the liturgical dimension to Confirmation programs. Click here or on the image below to read the dates and weekly themes.

SPIRIT Teaching Guide

SPIRIT users love our guides because they put the Gospels in a contemporary context. Read the guide introduction by clicking on the images below.





Click here to see our books for teens: prayer, sexuality, men’s spirituality, and more.

SPIRIT Music Xtra

Each week SPIRIT connects a popular song with the Gospel theme and the SPIRIT lesson. A video, key lyrics, and thought-provoking questions will be on the website and blog each week. Below is the Spirit Xtra for the October 7, 2018 issue.

Growing up involves us in branching out and developing relationships with significant others beyond the family. Sometimes these relationships are fun and carefree, sometimes complicated and difficult. Sometimes they last, sometimes they don’t. The high school years are the ideal time to make relationships and learn to break them with care. This week’s SPIRIT focuses on relationships, and how they affect us and can change us.

Key Lyrics: Don’t cut me down, throw me out, leave me here to waste / I once was a man with dignity and grace / Now I’m slipping through the cracks of your cold embrace / So please, please / Could you find a way to let me down slowly? / A little sympathy, I hope you can show me / If you wanna go then I’ll be so lonely / If you’re leaving baby let me down slowly

QuestionsWhat does being “in a relationship” mean to you? How many friends do you like to have? What characterizes a healthy relationship? What are symptoms of a unhealthy relationship? Who in your life reflects the type of relationship you want? Why?

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You will need a paid subscription for each member of your SPIRIT group. Each person will have access to the SPIRIT issues, music videos, social justice updates, and the SPIRIT blog for online conversation. The group leader has access to Teaching Guides at no additional cost. Free CD of issues with order.


Terms and Conditions: When you purchase SPIRIT ONLINE, you will have permission to reproduce the printed PDFs of each issue up to, but not exceeding, the total number of subscriptions you have purchased. You have permission to share each issue electronically up to, but not exceeding, the total number of subscriptions you have purchased. Purchasing only one subscription does not give you permission to reproduce or share additional copies.