Mission

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MISSION:

We are an Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration for the promotion, establishment and maintenance of Eucharistic Adoration, either partial (part-time hours of extended exposition) or full round the clock perpetual Eucharistic adoration.

The Holy Eucharist is Jesus Christ, Who is God – the source and summit of the Christian Faith.  Jesus is truly present in Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist.  As adorers of this 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.

We assist parishes, dioceses and communities to establish and maintain weekly Eucharistic Adoration, in conformity with the teaching of the Church and in full obedience to the bishops and priests, for the up-building of the Body of Christ.

Our centre facilitates Adoration Invitation Sign-Up Weekends to schedule at least one person to be present during exposition, comprehensive organization and resources for starting, increasing and continuing exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  We are a private association of the faithful.

Adoration chapelWe organized a sign-up to start this adoration chapel.

VISION:

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).

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BACKGROUND:

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.

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“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).

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We uphold the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. Pope John Paul II ordered + Fr. John Hardon, an apostle of the Eucharist in our modern times, to do everything possible to spread, preserve and restore faith in the Real Presence! 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:

“Jesus wants us to do more than go to Mass on Sundays.  Our communal worship at Mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete.” — St. Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man

Schedule an Adoration Sign-Up weekend at your parish today!