We are an Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration in Canada 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 was St. Pope John Paul II’s great desire “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.”
It is our mission to 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.
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 heartily recommend to the Church’s pastors and to the People of God the practice of Eucharistic adoration, both individually and in community.” “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 XVI
“Adoring the God of Jesus Christ, who out of love made himself bread broken, is the most effective and radical remedy against the idolatry of the past and of the present…. We Christians kneel only before God or before the Most Blessed Sacrament because we know and believe that the one true God is present in it, the God who created the world and so loved it that he gave his Only Begotten Son (cf. Jn 3: 16).” – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Corpus Christi Homily
“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 must regain the ability to adore Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist if we are to bring the men and women of the twenty-first century to faith in Jesus Christ.” – Bishop Dominique Rey
We uphold the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. Pope John Paul II ordered Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon SJ, 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:
- Letter from founder of The Real Presence Association – Fr. John Hardon
- Letter of ecclesiastical approbation for The Real Presence Association
- Letter of ecclesiastical endorsement and blessing
- Letter of endorsement
- Pastoral letter on Eucharistic Adoration from His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet
- PEA Objections & Replies
- Promotional Message – More Replies
- Current Canons on the Eucharist
- Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, no. 165 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Congregation for Divine Worship, 2001
- Ecclesia de Eucharistia – Papal Encyclical, April 17, 2003
- Promotion of Continuous Adoration in the Diocese – Congregatio Pro Clericis, 2007
- Letter from the Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration
- Sample letter from a Canadian bishop: Eucharistic Adoration Canada
- Letter from Canadian bishop: Apostolat de l’adoration eucharistique au Canada
- Diocese of St. Catharine’s – Eucharistic Adoration Encourages Vocations
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston – link for our organization
- Adoratio 2011 – From Adoration to Evangelization
- International Conference on Eucharistic Adoration in Rome
- Additional 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 are provided.
“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