John Paul II much relied on young people. He saw them as a great potential of goodness which was to be the beginning of the 'civilisation of love'. One of the tasks of the Church is to make the young responsible for the reality they live in. It is done within the chaplaincy of the young. One of its aspects is parish pre-confirmation courses. Their purpose is not only to prepare the young for the sacrament of Christian maturity, but also to make them sensitive to national and religious identity and to shape the future of the world they live in.