We are an Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration for the promotion, establishment and maintenance of round the clock and partial (part-time) perpetual Eucharistic adoration, primarily across Canada.
The Holy Eucharist is Jesus Christ, Who is God – the source and summit of the Christian Faith. Jesus is present in Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist. As adorers of the Real Presence of Our Lord and Saviour in this most Blessed Sacrament, we embrace God’s call to weekly holy hours of adoration.
It is our mission to help fulfill St. Pope John Paul II’s great desire and “hope that this form of perpetual adoration, with permanent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, will continue into the future. Specifically, I hope that the fruit of this Congress results in the establishment of perpetual Eucharistic adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the world.” May every cardinal, bishop, pastor, clergy, religious and lay person do all they can to fulfill this important goal.
Our centre facilitates Adoration Invitation Sign-Up Weekends, comprehensive organization and resources for starting, increasing and continuing exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. We are a private association of the faithful.
We assist parishes, dioceses and communities to establish and maintain viable weekly Eucharistic Adoration, in conformity with the teaching of the Church and in full obedience to the bishops and priests, for the upbuilding of the Body of Christ. The term “viable” means that a structure is established to ensure that at least one person is scheduled and present during exposition.
The vision is that there be people in every parish formed by adoring Jesus Christ, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. “Jesus Christ is calling you to spend one special specific hour with Him each week” – St. Pope John Paul II. May each individual, parish and Christian community return love for Love to Jesus by responding to God’s invitation: “Could you not keep watch one hour with Me?” (Matthew 26:40).
“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church. … It is the responsibility of Pastors to encourage, also by their personal witness, the practice of Eucharistic adoration, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in particular, as well as prayer of adoration before Christ present under the Eucharistic species” (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, No. 25).
We help to fulfill the aims of and collaborate with The Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association and others promoting adoration. Spiritually, Jesus and Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart are the centre for PEA/EA in Canada.
Since 1999, we have maintained a registered Canadian charitable status. In addition to continuing our ministry of helping to establish adoration, we were ecclesiastically commissioned by a Canadian Bishop, who had been mandated by other bishops to promote perpetual adoration in Canada, to continue promotional efforts of the previous Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Association of Canada. As the original publishers of the Real Presence newsletter, their operations were discontinued due to lack of funds.
“Thank you for your evangelical work promoting Eucharistic Adoration. It is a grace for the Church. You have my encouragement and blessing” (St. John Paul II to the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration).
“I would like to encourage those associations of the faithful, specifically devoted to Eucharistic adoration; they serve as a leaven of contemplation for the whole Church and a summons to individuals to place Christ at the centre of their lives” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI).
“The Holy Father prays that everyone who prays and adores the Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament will receive abundant graces from their encounter with Him. The Holy Father entrusts everyone associated with the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration to the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that she may guide them always towards her Son, Jesus, the Bread of Life. Pope Francis, as a sign of his love and appreciation for the work of the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, gladly imparts his Apostolic Blessing” (Message to the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration IE).
We uphold the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. Our apostolic efforts are theologically and morally sound; utilizing faithful resources, including the ecclesiastically approved Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Manual of The Real Presence Eucharistic Education & Adoration Association.
Sample letters from a Canadian bishop:
More general ecclesiastical endorsements for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration are included under the diocesan and resource sections of our website. Upon request, private letters of recommendation for our organization can be provided.