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 read sample issues.



















SPIRIT Scope & Sequence

Check out the SPIRIT ONLINE dates for 2018-19. 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.

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. Samples of the 2018-2019 SPIRIT Guide will be up in July, 2018.





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 8, 2017 issue.

Not all the people in our communities and nation have the same access to education, healthcare, and justice. This week’s SPIRIT spotlights Appalachia and the effects of mountaintop mining. The song “Sea Change” asks us why are we closing our eyes to the plight of people in our midst who are poor when we
are all in this world together.

Key Lyrics: So where will we go when the waters threaten to wash us away? / And all of our sons and our daughters wilt in the heat of the day? / I feel the sun draw nearer, I feel the sea start to rise / Who’s looking back in the mirror? Why are they closing —Why are they closing their eyes? / …Why are we closing our eyes?

Questions: When have you closed your eyes to a problem in your community or school? When have you opened your eyes to a problem? What did you learn or do about it? What duties does government have for the people it serves? How do you balance serving God and following the laws of our country? What issues make you struggle to answer?

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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.