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Download “The Way of the Cross,” a free Holy Week Resource that is part of our EQAccess resource library. Below, you can learn more about EQAccess and all the benefits that come with a yearly subscription, including Equipped for Life, our flagship Discipleship Pathway for High School youth.

What is EQAccess™?

The leading library and knowledge base for Catholic youth ministry, EQAccess™ was designed especially for Catholic youth ministers in parishes, schools, retreat centers, camps – wherever young people gather in the community as young disciples.

  • Download hundreds of fully-designed sessions and programs, with step-by-step instructions and all the supporting materials you need to bring each session to life.
  • Customize sessions to fit your environment and meet the unique needs of your group.
  • Expand your ministry with resources for retreats, service projects, and community-building events.
  • Access resources for confirmation preparation, sessions on saints and saintly people, and make connections to the liturgical year.
  • All authored by people with deep youth ministry experience and shaped in partnership with parish youth ministers, diocesan directors, high school campus ministers, and teachers.
Mix-and-match resources from the library to create a program that’s tailored to your youth group, or let us do the planning and follow our recommended curriculum: Equipped for Life: our new four-year program for guiding young people from evangelization to Christian maturity.

Equipped for Life

Guiding Young People from Evangelization to Christian Maturity

Equipped for Life is your roadmap for guiding young Catholics on their faith journey. This new 4-year program, included in your subscription to EQAccess™, is designed to be used over the course of a young person’s high school career, moving them from an initial encounter with Christ to an adult understanding of faith, and laying the foundation for a life-long relationship with God. Years 1 and 2 of the program are available now. Years 3 and 4 will follow in the spring/summer 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Year 1: Encounter
An introduction to the Christian life, this section is evangelistic in nature, taking young people from skepticism and doubt to a personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
Year 2: Discipleship
Developing the foundational habits of Christian life, from the establishment of personal prayer time to the teachings of the Church, to worship and community (Acts 2:42).
Year 3: Ambassadors
Becoming an ambassador for Christ. Taking up the ministry of the Church to reconcile all things in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20) and to serve the marginalized (Matthew 25:31-46).
Year 4: Beyond
Moving deeper into the Christian mystery to take on the mind of Christ (Romans 12:2). Building the skill and practice of Christian discernment and introducing the lives of the Saints as a guide for full maturity in Christ.

Download your Free Holy Week Resource

As a free gift to you, we're making our Holy Week Resource, “The Way of the Cross,” available for you to download. Please use this in your ministry efforts. Once you do, we know you'll be interested in subscribing so you can use the full Equipped for Life program, as well as the hundreds of other sessions available in our EQAccess resource library.

The Way of the Cross

This version of the Way of the Cross (also known as Stations of the Cross) is rooted in the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. It is designed to help all to see the suffering of humanity in light of the suffering of our Lord. At every station along the Way of the Cross, we pray for those suffering and reflect on how the Lord is calling us to respond. Included in this free download is the Instructor Guide, designed to assist leaders in facilitating the Stations of the Cross, the participant booklet that corresponds to the guide, and Handout 1: Small Group Discussion, which serves as an additional resource. Click the button below to enter your contact information. Once complete, you'll be prompted to download a Zip file with all of your materials. You'll also receive our monthly newsletter with even more resources for growing your ministry.

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Learn More

EQAccess and Equipped for Life are just the beginning. Take your learning further with our Certificate Program in Catholic Youth Ministry, or learn how EQSaints can help you produce events that change lives and empower ministry.