We welcome testimonials of the benefits of Eucharistic adoration.

We encourage people to send us to share their testimony of the different ways that Christ in the Blessed Sacrament has touched their lives!



When God finds a pastor who puts no limits to the glory given to His Son in the Blessed Sacrament, He puts no limits on the outpouring of graces on the parish! The Lord is asking us to have Perpetual Adoration so that His Kingdom may come.  The power of continual prayer before the Blessed Sacrament will bring about Christ’s Kingdom on Earth. 

Pastor, October 2023

I wholeheartedly endorse the great work of EUCHARISTIC ADORATION (also known as “Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration” and “Eucharistic Adoration Canada”), which helped our parish to promote and organize Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel. The desire we had to welcome people to spend some time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament was able to gain traction through the very practical assistance of the team at this organization. They gave us the practical tools needed to successfully increase the number of people visiting our chapel such as sample materials for the preparation of homilies that would introduce and invite parishioners to Eucharistic Adoration, organizational guidelines, sign-up forms, and coaching for our coordinators.

If a parish is beginning a program of Eucharistic Adoration, struggling to increase participation in Eucharistic Adoration or looking to improve on their program of Adoration, this organization is truly a great help and resource. There is a growing sense in the Church that we must, once again, renew our love, devotion, and reverence for Jesus Christ truly and really present in His Most Blessed Sacrament; in the words of the American National Eucharistic Revival to “renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist”. The help offered by this organization is an excellent means to promoting this end in our parishes and places of worship and their dedication and enthusiasm for the promotion of the Eucharist and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a great blessing.

In Christ,  Rev. Alessandro


May 20, 2023, Letter of thanks and successes from Diocesan Chancellor

Dear Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (www.perpetualeucharisticadoration.com),

I am a diocesan priest of Soroti Catholic Diocese in Uganda, Africa. I am also the diocesan youth chaplain and diocesan chancellor. I am writing to express gratitude to you and at the same time giving you information on the successes of the materials you sent me upon my request. I have almost become the Apostle of Adoration in my diocese; the bishop asks me now and then to give input about Eucharistic adoration thanks to your teaching materials.

First, I gave to our seminarians in the minor seminary where I teach, 253 of them, then to the catechists who were for training prior to their commissioning on March 20th, 384 of them. On the 19th of March in view of the diocesan day since our Diocese is under the patronage of St. Joseph, there was a popular mission, with open-air preaching to over 3000 people, all benefited. Last week on the 10th of this month, I had a privilege to share the same with 20 students of Emmaus training centre and on Friday to 14 seminarians on propaedeutic training. Isn’t that great? This can be counted as a success story.

At Immaculate Conception church in Soroti they sign up for half a day daily. Immediately after morning mass the sacrament is exposed in the adoration chapel till 6:00 pm. Last week I participated and gave a teaching on ACTS of adoration. Many people appreciated the talk and others exclaimed that they had never known that ACTS formula of adoration… Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication. Every Thursday it’s mandatory to expose the sacrament in every parish of our Diocese and I believe many people have come to appreciate it including non-Catholics, they find it enriching to have a one-on-one with adorable Jesus in the Eucharist.

I am indebted to you for your kindness for sharing the information, please send more as often as you get it.

God bless you all,

Padre Gonzaga Ongereny Waziwazi Msc, Diocesan Chancellor

Soroti Catholic Diocese




April 20, 2023, Yvonne Campbell:

“Divine Blessings!!! This presentation about the Holy Eucharist [emailed to our subscribers] is a very important message of knowledge about the wonderful miracle of the bread & wine changed into the ‘Mystical Body & Blood’ of Jesus Christ Risen.  I am a true believer in the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Although you cannot see God’s Holy Spirit shared with Jesus Risen! We can have a personal experience in a special way God chooses and you will know it is the Holy Spirit of God in you.  In 1965 I first felt the presence of the Holy Spirit when I prayed & asked God to heal my grandfather and give him back his sight.  I was awakened by my body vibrating and speaking in tongues. I woke up my family and went to my Grandfather’s bed and prayed for his eyes.  Shortly after he cried out ‘I CAN SEE! I CAN SEE!’  He received his sight back until he died.  I am the author of the book ‘Jesus Opened My Eyes: Faith Alive!’ available on Word Alive Press/AMAZON.  In my autobiography I shared my spiritual life from age 9 – 69 years of wonderful spiritual miracles I have experienced.  I enjoy reading the Bible and ‘God’s Spiritual Guidance.’  Divine Blessings!!! THANK YOU BISHOP JOSEPH STRICKLAND FOR YOUR HOLY THURSDAY MESSAGE.”

March 7, 2023, Adorer and Donor:

Thanks to you and your team for the beautiful [gift] book, Stirring Slumbering Souls which just arrived today!!!  Wow, So very touching.  It would be impossible to read this without experiencing flames of love and desire for being with Christ.  One cannot help but be drawn to Him with the beautiful sentiments of His Love for each and every one of us.  As well as His broken heart at being abandoned there in the Tabernacle where He so patiently awaits our visits.  And I am only a few pages in!  I have been sensing a real revival in Eucharistic Adoration taking place.  There are stories online frequently regarding efforts to stir up more interest in Adoration, or to just get Adoration started; I just feel that there is momentum that is catching on and which feels so promising, in this world that is truly coming unglued.  I pray that interest for It continues to draw souls to Jesus as He waits for all to come to Him.  Thank you again and kindly thank your team for me as well.  The work you all do is so very precious to Our Lord, as well as to souls.  My sincere thanks too for the Masses and Novena!  God bless!

February 14, 2023, from Catherine a Coordinator that we assisted:

Adoration Coordinator’s letter of Recommendation and thanks

December 22, 2022, Adorer and Donor:

Thank you so much for the beautiful book on Eucharistic Adoration!  Wow, what a powerful read.  I am most grateful too for the Masses you have had offered for me.  If people only knew the value of one Holy Mass!  Also, I want to thank you and all your fellow warriors for all that you continue to do to promote this gift of Adoration.  May it continue to grow and ignite fires of love for Our Loving Lord everywhere!  And I wish all of you a very merry and blessed Christmas and New Year.  God bless.

November 29, 2022, Adorer Rose:

When I was a young girl, my parents could only afford Catholic school for three years. During childhood, my family was Baptist and I was used to very lively and often loud worship services. However, when I attended school Mass at an inner city Catholic school, it was a very different experience. I always felt an aura of peace. Everything about the Mass gave peace to my heart and lifted my spirits; the beauty of the sanctuary, the serene sacred hymns and how the whole Mass was like a quiet and still prayer to God. Years later after becoming catholic through the RCIA program as an adult, I still feel that peaceful beauty at every Mass and Eucharistic Adoration hour today. I know now, what I didn’t know as a child, that the peace I felt was primarily from the overflow of graces from the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the Prince of Peace. For me, as a child and adult, I have felt the strongest connection to God in His quiet and serene Presence. It’s just like in Psalm 23 when it states ‘He leads us beside still waters’ or ‘Be still and know that I am God’ in Psalm 46:10. Lastly, in Scripture Elijah didn’t hear God’s voice in the loud storm or elements, it came to Him in a quiet, still whisper (1 Kings 19:12). Thank You Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for being The Prince of Peace in our lives. Thank You for Your Presence in the Most Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration chapels!!! For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.- Isaiah 9:6. (Rose submitted this testimony to us and to The USCCB’s National Eucharistic Revival Team who also want people to share their testimonies of the different ways that Christ in the Blessed Sacrament has touched their lives: National Eucharistic Revival Testimonies)

November 18, 2022, Adorer:

“I totally agree with the approach you’re taking with these messages you send out. In these times when people are so confused and troubled in the Church, you’re keeping the focus where it belongs, the only Focus we should have: Jesus. Everything else would fall into place if only His people would look at Him!  I only have to contrast all the noise–even from good media–and all the empty jargon and the chaos with the adorable, self-confident, majestic silence of the Eucharist in the tabernacle to know where my heart is. Your messages are a breath of fresh air because they are a reminder of that for people. The prayers perfectly fit with the messages, too. I’m sorry I never said this to you before now. God reward you for your work for Him!”

November 10, 2022:  Testimony of Valerie

October 2022: Testimony of our intern Janelle Ryan, published by the The Catholic Register:  Encountering the anchor of Eucharistic adoration

Pastor, October 2022:

“Thank you for visiting my two rural parishes and promoting adoration.
“We’re so grateful that you organized us well. 
“What a beautiful apostolate.
“Thank you for providing us with resources through your website: www.perpetualeucharisticadoration.com
“I am very pleased that a total of over 62% of those at the weekend Masses (88/140) responded that they are interested in spending a weekly hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Also, fifteen parishioners offered to help coordinate adoration if needed.  
“I am delighted to offer some hours of scheduled exposition after Masses at both or our parishes and to provide access with a private security entry code for those who would like to make their weekly holy hour before Our Lord in the Tabernacle at many other times.
“A Catholic teacher offered to see if the school can bring students over to the church to visit Our Lord.
“Thank you also for helping to inspire our coordinating team to call, re-connect with, and encourage others on our parish lists who missed the adoration sign-up weekend Masses. This will also be an opportunity to help us to invite and bring any in need back to the Sacraments.
“I will recommend your apostolate to my priest friends.
“God bless you”

Parish priest, June 30, 2022:

“I am glad to hear of the promotion of the Eucharistic Adoration. May the Lord continue to strengthen you bring Jesus closer to the heart of the faithful through His Real Presence in the Eucharist.”


Pastor, April 14, 2022:

“Praise be Jesus Christ!  Thank you for everything you both do for adoration, locally and abroad.  I certainly appreciate the kindness you have shown to me, our parish, and the children who will make their First Holy Communion this Easter Season.  Please be assured of my prayers as you enter into the Sacred Triduum tonight.” 

An Adoration Coordinator, April 13, 2022:

“Thank you for the veils, cards and lapel pins you have so graciously provided for the 17 children who will have their First Communion this Easter Sunday. Our pastor is also very grateful to you that we have enough of each item as a  reminder of this wonderful step of faith. We trust that the boys and girls will remember this dedication as they grow and develop in the Lord  and in our Faith Community. You may be happy to know that your efforts in setting up Adoration have been very successful. Even in the very early morning hours we have as many as 3 or 4 Adorers each hour.” 

From a Head Coordinator, July 2021:

  • First I want to thank you for your service to Our Lord and to our parish. This position was delegated to me by our pastor. We have Adorers coming from three nearby parishes. It is a great honour and I feel Blessed to serve our Lord in a way that gives me such enormous happiness and joy away every day. During the years that I have served I have learned a lot, and I do my very best to be approachable. Our pastor has many great ideas that we discuss and we work well  together for the benefits of this work. Recently he suggested that we extend our hours of Adoration until 10 p.m.. I myself attend mass every day here. Often I’m in the Chapel three times a day. People seem to feel encouraged that I’m there to support the Adorers, and it is an honour for me to get to know them personally.

From the head coordinator of a parish adoration chapel, during the severest government lockdown, June 2021:

  • Our chapel continues between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.  I am still a coordinator and am very happy to have that honour. It is very nice to be able to pray in silence. I go every day between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. right after waking up. Last week I also decided to go for 2 hours at 6 p.m.. This helped me get 3 additional people to join the adoration.  Our former pastor, [the one who invited Eucharistic Adoration Canada to help expand adoration], has now been promoted to rector over at the cathedral in our diocese. We are happy that he is still nearby and we have a new priest. He is a great priest and does a fantastic job, just like our previous pastor.  His homilies are very informative. Many people travel from another city and diocese for Mass here and they also visit the Holy Sacrament. Thanks again for helping us set up Eucharistic adoration and helping it get this successful. In November it will already be 3 years! God bless!

From an adorer during severest lockdown in Ontario, April 2021:

  • I was at the  parish a while ago, and one of the lead adorers and I were chatting about how thankful we are to have adoration here… the pastor there is very aware of the fact that conversions often happen when people come in, and come into contact with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and that all it takes is someone to come in for a moment with the Lord exposed… So, people in our city are very thankful that you [Eucharistic Adoration Canada] helped establish the adoration which is still taking place at this parish during the lockdowns!

2021, Fr. Walter, Rome:

  • “Thank you for the information. May God bless this noble mission.”

From a Pastor in Pembroke diocese Renfrew country 2020:

  • I fully support the work you are doing. Keep up the good work. It’s well needed.
From a pastor who continued adoration during the coronavirus outbreak, April 2020:
  • I just want to let you know that since the shutdown of so many parts of our society, in our city our churches are still open and so we have Eucharistic Adoration every day from Monday to Friday  9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday  12 Noon to 7 p.m.. We are only allowed 15 people to be in the space at the same time but we are using the main church which is very large and people can spread out easily so they are very far from each other. I hope you are doing well. God Bless and take care.

From Fr. Laurent OMI, Manitoba, July, 2020:

  • Thanks for your invitation and information about Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. I am a retired priest of 95 years old. When I was active, I worked close to Holy Cross Parish where the Parish Priest had established Perpetual Adoration. I loved to go there myself and spend some time to adore the Real Presence of Jesus. This is still a popular Adoration Centre. I give praise and thanks for your devotion to Perpetual Adoration… You are doing great work for the love of Jesus. Congratulations! In His Name, I bless you and yours!
From a priest who sent a personal donation on December 31, 2020:
  • Thank you for all that you do to promote Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament! May God bless you abundantly!

On the blessings of perpetual Eucharistic adoration – Archdiocese of Kingston

From a pastor we helped with a sign-up, 2020:
  • Thanks a lot for all the helps you provided for our parish. It’s very highly appreciated. Please keep me and our parishioners in your prayers. Please be assured of my prayers for your ministry. God bless you.
From a Pastor to our apostolate, Calgary, 2020:
  • This is a wonderful ministry.
From a Head Adoration Coordinator at parish where we had a sign-up:
  • We are doing great – in case of illness or vacation we cover those adoration hours.
    I am very happy that I can offer my time to the Lord.
    I thank the Lord that I was chosen by our priest as the coordinator.
    This is a great peace. Honourable fulfilling job.
    It makes me extremely content to do such work for Jesus.

From an Adoration Coordinator in a parish where we organized a sign-up weekend, 2020:

  • Thank you so much for this is a dream come true for our Parish.

From a Pastor to our apostolate, Sault Ste Marie diocese, 2020:

  • It’s a good project. Keep up the good work.

From the Rector of a Cathedral to our asostolate, 2020:

  • May God continue to bless you in your good work.
From another Canadian Bishop to our apostolate 2019 :
  • Yes – [you can assist parishes to start adoration in our diocese…]  Please pray for me.

From the Diocese of Hamilton to our apostolate, 2019:

  • Pastors are well aware of the existence of your centre and the assistance you are able to provide if they wish to contact you…. please feel free to respond as you are able to their request.

From a Pastor to our apostolate, 2019:

  • My hope lies with the young people… Fortunately we have a good principal… The teachers are bringing the students to adoration. The school hours are now covered by the children filling the day!  I explained in Masses what adoration was, the meaning of the words exposition, adoration, Monstrance, incarnation, how to pray etc.  The church is now full during the day with students.  I am giving them a taste. I hope they will tell their parents… Christ is the parish. His life is our parish… Students are learning things in prayer.  He is with us.

From a Pastor to our apostolate, 2019:

  • I would love to have you here for a Sign-Up weekend…  I keep praying that people will be open to this grace… We would never know if we do not ask [parishioners] right?.. We can do the weekend of [X, one of the available weekends offered to the pastor] if not already taken. Seems like you are getting very positive responses. I thank the Lord for that…  I tried to respond right away to make sure… I am so grateful!

From a Pastor we organized a sign-up for in 2019, posted in parish bulletin:

  • Do you know what “transubstantiation” is? It’s a word we don’t hear very often anymore. It is the process that happens during the consecration of the bread and wine, changing them into the real presence of Jesus in His Body and Blood. It translates to ‘change in substance,’ meaning that the actual substance of bread and wine become something else… something incredible and fantastic. They become God, physically present to us every time we come to Mass and receive communion. It’s what makes our Catholic communion unique and different from what’s offered in Protestant churches, for they do not have or believe in transubstantiation. That’s why we should not take communion in their churches or even approach our communion, thinking that it is little more than a symbolic representation of Jesus as they do. It is God we encounter every time we make our communion at a Mass. Consider this: If you knew that you were going to have a face to face meeting with God, what would you do to prepare for that encounter? It’s something for you to consider as you approach the altar to receive the Eucharist in Holy Communion.

From a Pastor to our apostolate, Archdiocese of Ottawa, 2019:

  • You have a great website… I encourage you to contact priests.

From a Pastor to our apostolate, Diocese of Pembroke, 2019:

  • Keep up the good work. It’s well needed.

From a Pastor to our apostolate, Archdiocese of Ottawa, 2019:

  • I was delighted to receive your call… I would like to be part of this.

From a Pastor to Eucharistic Adoration Canada, Ottawa, , 2019:

  • Thank you so much!
From a Canadian Bishop to our apostolate, 2018:
  • May God continue to bless you and your Eucharistic work for our Lord!

From a Pastor of the Archdiocese of Toronto to our apostolate, 2018:

  • God bless you in this holy endeavour.

From an Adorer to our apostolate:

  • Eucharistic adorers have the joy of Christmas everyday!

Quoting a pastor:

  • Instead of [scheduled/”committed adorers” in my parish] I like to call them a “community of beloved disciples”.


From a Head Coordinator of an adoration chapel that has been going round the clock (except for Mass times) since 2000, to our apostolate:

  • The Blessed Mother has provided an adorer for every hour!

From a Head Coordinator at a parish we assisted with start-up, 2019:

  • I am finding new adorers at parishes. I would like to share with you that I have never missed a daily or weekend Mass…. I also adore Jesus everyday. This is a good opportunity and makes it easy to find adorers…. I  am very happy for God’s help and it is my big pleasure to do this work for Jesus and spend time with Him. That gives me me happiness.

From Head Coordinator at St. Michael the Archangel parish with perpetual adoration in Kingston Archdiocese, 2019 to our apostolate; we had a sign-up here in 1999:

  • Blessings of Eucharistic Adoration:  “I feel blessed to have been a part of this spiritual experience. All the people who have participated are blessed as well.  People write in a book their thanks for prayers answered for health, finding jobs and housing.  There have been all kinds of ordinary everyday little miracles.  I kept track of the weekly attendance (and not all visitors sign in). The total people that signed our book as of April 21, 2019 is 347,262.  The actual number could be double.  It’s been wonderful. Unbelievable. It will be exactly 20 years in June. I don’t think all of this prayer would have been done without the chapel. They concentrate on the Blessed Sacrament. Our pastor did something unique this year on his birthday. All he wanted was for people to spend an hour before the Blessed Sacrament. You wouldn’t have believed all the extra hours logged in the chapel by visitors.  I thought that was a wonderful thing to do.   People drive from other parishes and cities to visit. They get off the 401 and stop to visit the adoration chapel…   Our pastor has been here for 20 years and our parish has changed since he initiated the adoration chapel.  The parish is now so vibrant and outgoing will all kinds of activities and programs (fellowship, Bible study, ethnic festival in his backyard, prayer groups etc.) that have taken place since the adoration chapel was started. I really think it is all the graces from adoration.  The parish is the difference between night and day over 20 years span since we began perpetual adoration.   It is amazing what has gone on.  It has built a great bonding amongst the parishioners.  The Blessed Sacrament has been instrumental in helping others who have moved into the area to adjust to their new surroundings and situations.  They are loved and appreciated. There are many ethnic groups in our parish who are frequent adorers and are so devoted to the Blessed Sacrament.  We are all united in our Love for and around our Eucharistic Lord.  I thank [our apostolate] Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration ever so much for their information and help for our adoration program.”

From a Parish Adoration Chapel Head Coordinator, 2019:

  • “Whenever anyone has come to do missions or visit our parish they say there is something different and vibrant about this parish and I believe it is because we have perpetual adoration. A tangible grace, peace and joy flow from the adoration chapel. People feel the Presence of the Holy Spirit and Jesus. There is a difference in your day and your life.  God provides and gives the strength to help you through things.
  • “I would encourage other parishes to do the same.  We started this in a little country parish. Other parishes joined in. We did not have a problem filling hours in the summer etc. God has always provided adorers. People tried it and wanted to become part of it – every year, more adorers signed-up.  When you start it you don’t want to decrease and eliminate hours.  The gifts we are receiving are very special.  God has blessed me big time.”

From a Pastor, Archdiocese of Ottawa, 2019 to our organization:

  • Please keep our parish in your prayers, and know that I pray for you and your excellent work in promoting Eucharistic Adoration throughout Canada!

From an Adorer, Kingston area, 2019 to our organization:

  • “Just so peaceful. I took at lady into the new age to the adoration chapel. She ended up returning to the Faith.  This helped her to come Home.  We need to be fearless.”

Promotional Message from a Bishop

Testimonies from saints on the Real Presence


PEA blesses parishes, attracts parishioners, changes the world and blesses priests

Perpetual Eucharist Adoration Blesses Parishes:

  • “At first, everybody from parishioners to priest friends said it would never work, but I didn’t listen. I kept pushing the idea and eventually things began to snowball. I can’t tell you how excited everyone is over this… The amount of cooperation we’ve had among the parishioners has been phenomenal. They came out after work and on weekends to help renovate the chapel and the school kids made posters to advertise Perpetual Adoration in the local stores,” Fr. Dominick, Pastor
  • “Many come to our little Chapel throughout the day and into the middle of the night. It is rewarding to see this participation in an act of Faith of God’s presence in the Holy Eucharist. The peace of mind expressed by our visitors to the Chapel is inspiring.”  Fr. John
  • “I think the greatest boast of any pastor would be that his [parish] is a ‘Eucharist’ parish… I believe that St. Anthony’s is fast becoming a Eucharistic people… One cannot spend an hour with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and not be affected by it.” Fr. Robert 

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Attracts Parishioners:

  • “I was pastor of St. Boniface… As pastor, I had a problem to solve: How do I feed all these hungry sheep? For months I searched and prayed. A series of providential events led to a solution: perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In the past, I had tried periods of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the parish, but with limited success. I really didn’t think it would work for any extended period. I was wrong. Now, after 10 years of experience, I realize that my doubts were unfounded…  For the past 10 yearsI have witnessed a community that responds.” Fr. Michael
  • “It has brought our people together… We feel that many blessings have come from Perpetual Adoration. We remain a very strong and viable parish in difficult times.The faith of our people is strong, you can feel it here.” Fr. Mide
  • “We’re getting a lot of blessings from it, every Church should do it.” Fr. Hervey
  • “The spirituality of the Holy Eucharist is the spirituality of the Church. I personally feel that Perpetual Adoration is necessary in order to develop a true and deep Eucharistic spiritually among the people.” Fr. Charles

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Changes the World:

  • “I think that if enough young priests like myself would stand up, speak out and be heard, there would be a more zealous Church for the cause of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament… Now is the time for all of us to return and say we know Him. We know Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Our life is dedicated to His Eucharistic Reign.” Fr. Thomas
  • “The Lord is asking us to have Perpetual Adoration so that His Kingdom may come. The power of continual prayer before the Blessed Sacrament will bring about Christ’s Kingdom on Earth.” Fr. Pierre
  • “Perpetual Adoration is greatly pleasing to God because it brings people to Him…Perpetual Adoration gives graces for the whole world to come back to Jesus.” Fr. Clarence

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Blesses Priests:

  • “I now know, that Jesus in my best friend.” Fr. Don, pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish
  • “I believe in the power of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament because it has changed my life… this is why I have made Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament available to all of the people in my parish through perpetual Adoration. I want everyone to experience what I have experienced – the power and love of Jesus in His Most Blessed Sacrament.” Pastor, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • “The importance of perpetual adoration begins with myself as a means of personal sanctification. Then I see it is important for the sake of our country and peace in the world.”  Fr. Emmanuel

“When God finds a pastor who puts no limits on the glory given to His Son in the Blessed Sacrament, He puts no limits to the outpouring of graces on the parish!”

Eucharistic Adoration Nets, Nurtures, and Nourishes Vocations: http://www.perpetualadoration.org

Eucharistic Adoration & Vocations by Serra International: https://www.serrainternational.org/sites/default/files/documents/SerraConnects%2BNov%2BDec%2B2013.pdf

From a Head Coordinator in a parish, 2018:
  • We have a Eucharistic Adoration Chapel that was opened in 1996. Over the past several years we have seen a decline in adorers due to age, ill health etc. In recent months, we put a team together to spread Eucharistic Adoration with the blessing of our pastor. We used Eucharistic Adoration Canada‘s materials for a booster sign up weekend, which went very well!  … [Eucharistic Adoration Canada connected this parish with a Eucharistic speaker.]

Adorers and Coordinators:

  • I absolutely love my hour! I’ve had the same hour for 13 years, with the same prayer partners, and I just love it! We’ve grown very close to each other over the years.  W.D.

The silence soothes my spirit. I feel a peace at Adoration that is nowhere else. He speaks right to my heart. – J.J.

  • When faced with a big decision or disagreement, my husband and I take the issue to Jesus, face to face in Adoration, and ask Him what to do. He has always given us the grace to accept His Will and remain close to each other, even with very difficult issues. – Catherine

I take a notebook with me and write down all my troubles. Week after week, I see how He takes care of my problems. – Joyce

  • What I really prefer is adoration in the evening, even when I get distracted and think of other things, or even fall asleep praying. In the evening then, between seven and eight o’clock, I stay in front of the Blessed Sacrament for an hour in adoration.

Adoration is my favorite hour of the week. I can rest in Him and receive His love before returning to my family and their needs. – Karen

  • When we look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves us NOW. – Mother Teresa

My hour at Adoration has brought me a peace that I never knew and a closer relationship with Christ. I feel so comforted spending time with Jesus. – Gale

  • The greatest thing in the world that you can do is to encourage others AND yourself to participate in Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It is the real presence of Jesus on the earth. The blessings that come upon you & your family will be phenomenal. – Mother Angelica

Thank you for easing the pain of the loss of my sister.

  • I now have a better relationship with my family.

I now understand what a huge thing it was that Jesus gave up his life for me.

  • I have not signed up for a specific time, but come as a guest. I find Adoration at Saint Anne’s rather “addictive” and the more frequently I “pop in”, the more I’m able to better cope with stress and difficulties in my life. The time I spend in Saint Anne’s chapel is the best medicine I could possibly give myself for inner peace and calmness. Silent reflection before the Presence of Christ IS life-giving.

Adoration has given me a deeper understanding of my faith.

  • “…the most peaceful time of the week, my hour at Eucharistic Adoration.” (Mary)

“….I attend 3 Holy Hours in 3 different Churches during the week and I look forward to each with great anticipation.” (An Adorer in his 70s).

“..it took me time to get used to the commitment I gave to do a Holy Hour at Eucharistic Adoration. Now I look forward to my hour.”  (Tom, a new Adorer).

“….I heard the speaker at mass say maybe there would be some sacrifice I would have to make, like missing some TV programme. What sacrifice? I’d be much more upset now if I had to miss my hour at Eucharistic Adoration”! (Jane, a recent recruit to Adoration).

“It gives me great joy to share this with others. I have received such peace, joy, and inspiration during my time in Adoration. I can’t understand how one can live happily without it. We are so blessed to have the ultimate gift of Jesus in the Eucharist. Yet we seldom talk of a personal relationship with Him. I have developed a personal relationship with Jesus by spending time with Him in our Adoration Oratory. I pray that all who read this will want to experience the love of Jesus in Adoration”– Joe

“ …the only regret I have is that our Parish took so long to introduce Eucharistic Adoration. All the hours I could have given to Jesus, are gone.”  (Jimmy just started weekly Adoration).

“….Why is it so hard to get younger people, to come to Eucharistic Adoration.”? They have no idea what they are missing! (Paddy, a very committed Adorer)

“I would feel that there was something missing in my week if I couldn’t attend my hour of Adoration”

“The Adoration Chapel is so peaceful and I love to be there free of all the business of life for a while. There is no phone, no computer, no shopping trollies, no washing and cleaning. It is just me and the Lord having a quiet chat. It is such a quiet time to just look and listen and chat with the Lord”

“Himself and myself solve many a Parish problem during my hour of Adoration each week. I wouldn’t miss it for the world” Fr Tom

“I have been coming to weekly silent Adoration for a good while now. It just amazes me that anytime of the day, I can find Jesus here waiting for me. We are so fortunate to have such a treasure in our Parish. Long may it last!”

“Since I have started going to Adoration weekly I have learned new ways to pray. I love to read a few passages from scripture and meditate on them. If you are not sure what prayers to say or what to do don’t worry as there are plenty of prayer books, bibles and interesting spiritual reading books provided in the Adoration Chapel. However you will soon find your own way to be with the Lord as I did and you will love the experience”

“Adoration has enhanced every aspect of my hectic life. I am now a much calmer and joyful person. My relationship with Jesus has grown weekly and in ways unimaginable. It is amazing that the more I pray, the more I need Him. The more I need Him, the more happy, humble, obedient and contented I become. He is much more alive in every part of my life each day.” Religious Sister

“It continues to amaze me that I stayed away from Church and my faith as long as I did. But I am even more amazed and overjoyed at how great it feels to be back. Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament has been such a comfort to me. I feel that he takes me in His arms and looks after me each and every day. I just love to pour out all my joys and sorrows and problems to Him and I feel He listens and takes care of everything for me. It gives me a great serenity and peace when facing the daily chaos of life and living” Young woman, who has recently come back to the Church and has started weekly Adoration

“I have for many years resisted the call or invitation to be involved in Eucharistic Adoration. I didn’t see any great advantage in it and anyway I felt I was too busy. Adoration has been going on in this Parish for 10 years or more. My life was taken up with work, sporting activities, and holidays. I never had a spare moment. Suddenly I faced a crisis in my life and when all else failed I dropped into our church to ask for help. Adoration was in progress with a few people present. On the way out I was approached by this man who asked me if I would commit to an hour a week for about a month and fill in for him while he was on holidays. After some persuasion on his part I agreed. This was the best decision I ever made. It was the first time in years that I experience peace in my life and I wanted more of this. When the month passed, he came to thank me and suggested I commit for an hour of my own. I agreed to give it a try. Seven years later I am still doing an hour a week. It has made such a difference in my life. I now go to mass regularly and have a much greater love of the Mass and much more interested in it. The crisis, bit by bit disappeared. I am still very busy at various things but the hour in Adoration seems to help me to have a clearer head and do things more effectively and efficiently. I now realize after all these years that the busier you are the more you need the Lord and one of the places to find Him is in the Adoration Chapel. A busy sceptic, but not anymore!”

“I have been praying during my weekly hour of Adoration, over many years, for my husband to return to Mass and the Sacraments as he has been away from them for 26 years. He didn’t even enter the church when our children were making their first Holy Communions and Confirmations. On a wet and very cold winter’s day he dropped me down to the Adoration Chapel for my holy hour and asked me to hurry out after the hour as he wanted to go to an important meeting. After the hour he came to collect me and waited outside in the car. After waiting for an extra twenty minutes, he lost patience and ran into the Adoration Chapel to hurry me out. I pretended not to see him and he sat down very impatiently for some minutes. Finally I got up and left and he came speedily after me. I was expecting a lot of anger and complaints because I stayed longer than the hour and kept him waiting. Having got into the car he turned to me, and said, calmly and quietly, ‘I am not going to that meeting I mentioned but instead I am going the priest in the Parochial house and going to ask him to hear my confession. Something came over me as I entered that Adoration Chapel, and I feel God calling me back again’. He got confession that day and became a daily mass goer and a weekly Adorer for the very first time. I put this down to the power of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament.”

“married man in my thirties with two children.   Christmas Eve 2012 I was in town alone, feeling very lonely, sad and at times suicidal and wanted someone to talk to. I was very low and didn’t want to go home and let my family see me like this. I had an old religious card in my wallet and there was a number on it. I rang this number not having a clue whose number it was. I told Jim (not his real name) who answered the phone promptly that I was suicidal and wanted to talk. I asked him to come in and meet me. Jim kept talking to me trying to calm me down and said he couldn’t meet me but that he knew who could. He asked me where exactly I was and then went on to explain to me where I could go to talk to the person he had in mind. I didn’t listen very much to what he was saying and got a bit annoyed that he wouldn’t come in to talk to me. He emphasized that help was quite near where I was standing, in fact just 50 metres down the street. Jim said that help was in a room around the side of the Church and that I would see a light on in this room window and to just go in and sit down quietly and to tell him all you told me. Who is this him I asked. It is Jesus, the one who can do great things for you. I got a bit hyper and loud and cross, when he said this to me, thinking he was having me on.

However after arguing and listening to Jim for half an hour I set off to get this help. I went into this room and saw three other people there sitting on chairs. I did likewise and watched what others were doing. They were all looking in the one direction. (later I was to discover that it was the Blessed Sacrament in a Monstrance that they were looking at) I did the same. I started thinking what Jim had said and suddenly found myself talking silently and pouring out all my troubles and problems. About an hour or more passed and I felt a lot better and much calmer. I went outside and rang Jim again. I just said thanks, and I feel better now and I put down the phone. Finally I went home. That encounter with Jesus that night has changed my life. I won’t say all my problems are solved but I am in a much better place now. I visit this Chapel of Adoration regularly now and I get great peace and contentment there. Thank you Jim, thank you Jesus.”

“It was a wet and windy Sunday morning and I was standing inside the Church door, out of the rain, waiting for a lift to do some study in the University as exams were on the horizon. Mass was not something that interested me much, since my Confirmation. Mass was going on as I stood in from the rain. During the Mass a man was invited by the priest to speak to the congregation. He kept talking about Adoration. At one point during the talk he pointed at the Tabernacle and said very slowly ‘He is there. Jesus is there’, quoting some saint. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. My lift never arrived and I waited until Mass was over to challenge the speaker. I felt he was just saying ‘He is there’ for effect and to get the people to listen.

I went straight up to the speaker and blurted out ‘did you do that for effect, to get the people to listen when you said and pointing to the tabernacle ‘He is there’. The reply with a smile was calm and definite. I meant everything I said and Jesus is there. Come around to the Adoration Chapel and I will show you Jesus, true God and true man, in the Monstrance, the same Jesus who walked the Holy Land just over 2000 years ago, the same Jesus that performed all the amazing miracles there.

I was gobsmacked and got a bit emotional at this point. I asked him if he would be speaking at the evening Mass and saying the same thing, as my parents usually go to that mass. He said, why do you ask me that? Well I feel that my parents don’t know that Jesus is there in the Tabernacle or in the Monstrance, and that it is really Him. Why do you say that? He asked. Because my parents never told my brother or myself. If they knew I feel they would have told us. I found myself going back to that evening Mass with my parents and from then on Mass has become a must for me. I really enjoy telling others about my journey back to my faith again. I now understand why people love to go to Adoration. I now drop in when passing to the Adoration Chapel. ”

“Jack – had just retired a few months previously and was looking forward to golf, gardening and travelling. If after all his favourite activities, he had a few spare moments, he decided that he would do something small for the Church to thank God for all the graces and blessings experienced by him and his family over the years. Jack was diagnosed with cancer, some 4 months later and ended up having a major operation. When he was returned to a room after a week in intensive care, he asked the nurse to turn on the television. To his amazement the Monstrance appeared on the channel that she pressed. That channel had a link to the Oratory and Adoration was in progress. Jack took this as a definite sign as to what he should do for the Church and promised the Lord that, if he got better, he would do something to promote or make known Eucharistic Adoration. Months later, having recovered, he joined his local Adoration Parish Committee and so began his active involvement in the promotion of Eucharistic Adoration. Jack never had a relapse and is a devoted adorer and promoter of Adoration to this day.

“In recent times I had a feeling I wanted to do more than go to Mass each week. I felt in recent times, as if the Lord was calling me to do a little more. Then one Sunday a few months ago, a speaker from the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration was speaking at all the Masses in our Parish. During his talk he invited people to think in terms of a weekly commitment to Eucharistic Adoration. Weekly Adoration for at least two days a week was about to begin in our Parish. There was emphasis on the need for commitment of an hour a week and that the spiritual benefits to individuals, families and the parish were enormous. A card was given to us as we entered the Church and the speaker invited us to fill out that card. I did so quite reluctantly as I was afraid of not been able to keep the weekly commitment. But since I have started weekly Adoration I look forward so much to my hour with the Lord. It is now, even after a short time, a real priority in my life. I continue to pray that other members of my family will follow. I keep telling them how much it means to me and that you have to experience it to appreciate it.   Angela”

“One of our 3 parish churches was burned to the ground in a devastating sectarian attack almost 14 years ago in June 2001. A beautiful new church was built on the site and reopened just over 2 years later in October 2003. The Parish immediately established daily Eucharistic Adoration from 9.00am to 6.00pm. Parishioners quickly committed to specific weekly Holy Hours. In the past 10 years our parish has flourished. We now have many new initiatives, such as Adult Faith Catechesis programs, a lively youth group, flourishing cell groups, a brand new parish pastoral centre, 2 young men studying for the priesthood and, in fact, the joy of one of them being ordained in the newly rebuilt church. God’s ways are mysterious, but for me it provides great food for thought that the church in our parish, which was once the victim of a sectarian attack, has in recent years become the flagship for the spread of Eucharistic Adoration throughout our diocese; the Diocesan Adoration Apostolate, to which I belong, was formed and trained in our new parish church nearly 5 years ago. We have, so far, worked successfully in two thirds of our parishes, spreading Eucharistic Adoration throughout the diocese, and are now well on our way to completing this task.Our newly rebuilt church has a 40 foot high steel cross, which stands alone outside the church. Through effective use of lighting, this cross is dramatically reflected in the clear night sky across the entire local area, of mixed population…”

“This, for me, is another wonderful example of the triumph of the cross and of how God enacts his marvellous plans, out of an apparent disaster, and from the charred ruins of our beloved parish church.”

I’m a very private person, so if I’m telling my story about Perpetual Adoration, it has very little to do with me. It has everything to do with praying before Christ at our Perpetual Exposition Chapel. We at {X} are greatly blessed with one of the few Perpetual Exposition Chapels in the diocese, and we’ve experienced fairly dramatic conversions at our little chapel. …

My story is not so dramatic, but it is an ongoing conversion. I’ve been involved with Perpetual Adoration from the beginning, and we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary on the feast of St. Jude. My commitment has been in the middle of the night, mainly. I was drawn to it for several reasons. A poll taken at that time suggested that only 30% of Catholics still believed that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist. I found that alarming! I wondered how I was going to pass on the faith that had been given to me to my young family. I’m going to date myself, but as a new member of {X} I can remember what the sisters taught from the catechism. That the very essence of creations was to know, love and serve God in this world and be happy with him forever in the next. That we were to love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves. Those seeds planted in me as a child, stayed with me.

My original intent with Perpetual Adoration was to be an example of faith to my family. I felt a need for guidance toward God’s Will away from secular thinking and acting. I recognized that prayer before Jesus in the Eucharist would be showing God love through the action of a visit. I could also accomplish the action of love of neighbor through intercessory prayers. A couple of my Protestant friends always talked about their personal relationship with Jesus. I knew that we Catholics had the ultimate gift of Jesus in the Eucharist, yet we never talked about a personal relationship with Him. I thought how can I develop a personal relationship with God unless I visit Him on a regular basis, expand my knowledge of who He is and what He expects. My search took me deeper into the teachings of the Church.

With each visit, I began to see my failings more clearly and forgive others more generously. I began to appreciate the sacrament of reconciliation as a gift of mercy. I could feel myself falling in love with the poor, the oppressed, the exploited and the marginalized. I also began to feel in my heart what I knew in my heart. I found the Holy Father to be a true leader with a strong backbone. In some of the Holy Father’s writings, he says Christ is Love and Truth, and if you love Him, you will reside in His truth. It made me realize my responsibility to seek and profess the truth of the Catholic Church and that if I didn’t stand for something, I would fall for anything.

My other hero became Mother Theresa. When Mother Theresa was asked what would save the world, she responded: prayer. She also said that prayer leads to faith, faith leads to love, and love leads to action. We know the Mass is the greatest form of prayer and Perpetual Exposition is an extension of the Mass. The Missionaries of Charity, which is the order founded by Mother Theresa, have in their constitution daily Perpetual Adoration. Their order is thriving and the work they do is known worldwide.

Praying before Christ in the Eucharist does not provide immunization against suffering. In the last few years, I have had innumerable crosses, that is, I’ve had the opportunity to die to myself, and my two main support were taken from me through death: my mother, who was my most trusted spiritual guide, and my spouse, my strongest emotional support, not to mention my future. Prayer before the Eucharistic Lord has provided me with an inkling of the divine insight that sees suffering not as an evil, but as an antidote which unites us, our loved ones, and the entire church to our savior on the cross. We are all called to be examples of faith in whatever walk of life we are in. Now that I’m a grandmother, I find it even more crucial to live it out.

A few years ago the Society of Perpetual Adoration initiated a campaign to have at least two people in adoration at all times, which are guidelines for Perpetual Exposition. We need two people in adoration at all times or could have to close some of the hours that are left open. It would be a shame to lose part of this gift because of our lack of responsiveness. Fr. Bill says that the best way to get people involved in the parish is to do a personal invitation. I am taking this opportunity to invite every single one of you to prayer before God in the Eucharist for one hour a week. Even if you can only start as a substitute, you are needed.

Especially when I need to connect in prayer to God, when I can’t seem to reach Him in any other way, He finds me in the Adoration Chapel. I just need to wait for Him there.

Spending time in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel has really been a plus for my husband and me. We have the time slot during the middle of the night. This time has worked out for us because when we come to the chapel, our every day activities have stopped and we are free to spend time with Jesus uninterrupted.

During that time, I talk over with Jesus the problems and joys of the day. That quiet time spent in His presence helps me to sort out what is important and helps me focus my energy towards those things.

I have been coming to the chapel since it opened. I marvel that in a time when churches are locked even during the day we can go any time of the day and find Jesus there waiting. We are fortunate to have such a treasure in our parish.

From the very first introduction of Perpetual Exposition, I was drawn to it. Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament was one of the devotions of my childhood that had seemingly become outdated. I had been looking for something to re-ignite people’s love and understanding of the Eucharist and I was certain that prayer before Christ Himself would accomplish that. This very humble peaceful chapel has given many of us the awesome responsibility of having someone in prayer before God the Son at all times. It has been good and challenging at the same time. It has forced the coordinators to be patient, persevering, in not only gaining the commitments, but in getting people to keep them. We’ve also had to practice the same tolerance Christ has for all of us with our lack of faithfulness.

  • “When God finds a pastor who puts no limits to the glory given to His Son in the Blessed Sacrament, He puts no limits to the outpouring of graces on the parish!”

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