On the Way
On the Way is a Confirmation
Preparation resource for young people and catechists.
It's based on a fifteen-session course that uses the Gospel
according to Luke as a framework
and deals with the main areas of basic Christian teaching.
Throughout Luke’s Gospel, there are many references
to Jesus ‘setting his face towards Jerusalem’.
It’s a constant journey for him as he winds his
way to that city and the place of his saving death
facing up to all that will happen. It reminds us that
we all make the journey with Jesus to Jerusalem, and that
he accompanies us on our journey through life.
The web site does not replace personal catechetical
teaching – it complements and resources it. Through
this site, each of the fifteen sessions can be explored
in more details online, where the young people can continue
the learning at home. Please be aware of those young people
who do not have Internet Access and try to make provision
for them so they are not excluded. You may, for example,
want to encourage them to team up with a friend on the
course who has access.
Young people will need to register on the site before
they can gain access to the Youth Area and then log in
each time they visit. The registration form includes setting
up their own username and password, which they must use
for the duration of their membership.
Clergy and Catechists, too, will also need to register
to gain access to their pages. These pages consist of
Outlines for each session, and downloadable resources
for use in the sessions such as Liturgy Sheets, Dramas,
Games and Activities. Clergy and Catechists will obviously
be able to access the youth section of the site, too by
registering and logging in each time you visit.
In the Catechists Area sign-up form; you will also need
to set up your own username and password.
Parents and Sponsors
There is also some information for parents and sponsors
of those being confirmed. We hope that this area will
be soon developed further to include information for all
members of the Faith Community
whose responsibility it is to support young people preparing
for Baptism, Confirmation
and life afterwards!
One of the joys of having a web based course, is that
the site can be frequently updated without the cost of
printing or having to produce new copies of the course
– as well, of course, as utilizing the internet
as a tool for learning and communication. However, the
course can be used without using the web site facility.
Copies of the course will soon be available (with a charge
for covering printing costs). Even if you are using the
web site you may find it useful to have a copy of the
course in case you have some technological crisis one
At the moment, there is no charge for the use of this
web site. We are still in the trial stage and as things
develop we may need to make a small subscription charge.
However, at the moment, it's free! And the Registration
and Log-in facility is so that we can keep up to date
with who is using the web site. However, if you wish to
donate to the upkeep and continuing development of the
site then you are encouraged to do so!
Although this site is based around a specific course of
fifteen sessions that uses the Gospel of Luke as a framework,
we hope that it will continue to develop so that we can
offer even more resources to parishes and clergy to help
young Christians on the way.
This Web site is an
initiative of the Diocese of Llandaff Youth Department
and is written by the Youth Chaplain, Fr Dean Atkins.
copyright Dean Atkins © 2009