Association of Students at Catholic
Eucharistic Adoration Campaign
“Could you not watch one hour with Me?”
Why College Students are Rediscovering
Have you heard? There’s a
new trend on Catholic campuses and it’s transforming lives. Students
are rediscovering Eucharistic Adoration, a timeless Church
tradition. There’s nothing difficult about it:
Just take some time for prayer in front of
Jesus. Glorify Him. Beseech Him. Come to a deeper
understanding of Him as you contemplate His tremendous sacrifice for
you and all mankind. Love Him.
“Could you not watch one hour with Me?” That question alone
justifies the time that we spend with our Lord. But there are
- Experience God’s grace, inviting you to a
genuine, personal encounter with Christ truly present in the Eucharist
and helping you stay faithful to Him.
- Find peace in the love Christ showers upon you.
Take a break from your hectic schedule, put your soul at rest, and
build the strength that you need to succeed in college and life.
- Work out relationship problems and other
troubles with Christ, who shares both your joys and your sorrows by His
sacrifice laid out before you.
- Root your studies, athletics, charitable and
social justice work, and all endeavors in Christ by first pondering
and sharing in His sacrifice. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen put it
best when he said, “Neither theological knowledge nor social action
is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a
personal encounter with Him.”
- Experience the greatest “high” of your college
years, one that will transform you and bring you constant joy!
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
At Eucharistic Adoration, a priest or deacon places the Eucharist in
the form of an unconsumed host into a montrance, a "showcase" designed
to allow the display and worship of Jesus in the Eucharist. Then, for a
designated period of time, all are encouraged to visit Jesus to pray
and worship. On a deeper level, Eucharistic Adoration is our response
promise: “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
We worship in awe the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity whose
entire person, body, blood, soul, and divinity, is REALLY PRESENT.
through the centuries, the Church has developed the devotion of adoring
Christ, exposed for all to see, in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
How do I participate?
How do I get started?
- Individual sessions of Adoration are typically for
one hour at a time. Each one hour session is called a Holy Hour. It’s
to get into the habit of making at least one or two Holy Hours every
By making this commitment, we gradually begin to want to spend more
with Jesus. If you’ve never participated in Eucharistic Adoration
it is good to start with just an hour. This, however, does not at all
that visits for less than one hour are not acceptable. A visit can be
15, or 30 minutes, or even just 30 seconds as you make your way to
Jesus is there, ready and waiting to fill you with His love.
- Eucharistic Adoration requires the permission and
participation of the priest(s) responsible for your campus church or
chapel. But faculty, staff, or students often organize the
program, especially by scheduling at least one person to be present
with the Eucharist at all times that Christ is displayed. Contact
your campus ministry about participating in
Adoration or getting it started. For advice and resources,
the Association of Students at Catholic