"We are a community of Catholic parents who, after the death of our child, have united in faith to seek God's comfort, hope and wisdom"
God of the seasons, Lover of the ages, Master of every moment: You who are beyond time yet within all time.
We return to you what you have given to us - the moments, the minutes, the hours, the days, the weeks, the months, and the year of 2021.
Time has been gracious to us again, and we thank you for freely giving us these human bodies, these events, and these relationships.
We have lived another year and we have died another year, and now you are granting us the beginnings of another.
We now hand over to you the blessed year, 2021, with all that it gave us and all that it took from us, knowing that both are necessary, just like our breath.
We trust you in both the giving and the taking, the inhaling and the exhaling.
May every breath of 2022 be a breath of the Holy Spirit, joyfully received and joyfully returned, beginning with this one right now.
~ Richard Rohr, OFM
...help deepen your encounter with God
Every year Pieta organises an annual Memorial Mass in November and a contemplative Retreat to help bereaved parents encounter God's love more fully. The Memorial Mass is a time for families to come together to remember their loved ones, and the Retreat offers parents a time of solitude to work through their conversations with God.