We need committed adorers to spend one or more hours each week to be with Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Keep in mind that you are not limited to commit to these hours only. The hours below refer to the hours that will be the most helpful for us to fill.
To sign up as a substitute, contact:
Coordinator of Substitutes: Doris Urban at
972-539-1239 or 214-263-5067 or email@example.com
A Prayer for Eucharistic Adoration
Heavenly Father, increase our faith in the Real Presence of Your Son Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
We are obliged to adore Him, to give Him thanks and to make reparation for our sins.
We need Your peace in our hearts and among nations. We need conversion from our sins and the mercy of Your forgiveness. May we obtain this through prayer and our union with the Eucharistic Lord.
Please send down the Holy Spirit upon all peoples to give them the love, courage, strength and willingness to respond to the invitation to Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
We beseech You to spread perpetual exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament in parishes around the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.
What is PEA?
First, PEA is an acronym for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
Perpetual Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a given parish unite in making continuous hours of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week.
Pope John Paul II said, “The worship given to the Trinity of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…must fill our churches also outside the timetable of Masses…This worship must be prominent in all our encounters with the Blessed Sacrament…Adoration of Christ in this sacrament of love must also find expression in various forms of Eucharistic devotion: personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, hours of adoration, periods of exposition – short, prolonged, and annual (Forty Hours) – Eucharistic benediction, Eucharistic processions, Eucharistic Congresses…Let us be generous with our time in going to meet him adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease.”
1374 Catechism of the Catholic Church
The mode of Christ’s presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all sacraments as “the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, STh III, 72, 3c.) In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ, and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.” (Council of Trent (1551): DS 1651): This presence is called ‘real’ – by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be ‘real’ too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present.” (Paul VI, MF 39)
The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Ann is dedicated in honor of Pope John Paul II for an increase to Vocations from our parish.
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