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PIETA

uniting bereaved parents in faith

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Pieta Singapore website is now https://pieta.familylife.sg/  

managed under Catholic Family Life. Please use this new link for updates on Pieta sessions and resources on bereavement support.

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"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"

Next Session (2024)

To join the meeting email us here.

Every 4th Tuesdays of the month:

 7.30pm to 9.15pm

23rd Jul (Zoom)

27th Aug (CFL)

24th Sep (Zoom)

22nd Oct (CFL)

Catholic Family Life (CFL)

Located at the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre, 2 Highland Road, Unit LG-01, Singapore 549102. 

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“Remain in Me, 

as I remain in you.”

~ John 15:4

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Next Memorial Mass will be held on

Fri 8th November 2024

(Details will follow in due course)

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In stillness and in prayer we hear and see God’s presence in our lives. 

Listen to open and honest sharing by Pieta parents about their faith journey through their loss and brokenness. 

“For Grief” by John O’Donohue


When you lose someone you love,
Your life becomes strange,

The ground beneath you gets fragile,
Your thoughts make your eyes unsure;
And some dead echo drags your voice down
Where words have no confidence.
Your heart has grown heavy with loss;
And though this loss has wounded others too,
No one knows what has been taken from you
When the silence of absence deepens.
Flickers of guilt kindle regret
For all that was left unsaid or undone.

There are days when you wake up happy;
Again inside the fullness of life,
Until the moment breaks
And you are thrown back
Onto the black tide of loss.

Days when you have your heart back,
You are able to function well
Until in the middle of work or encounter,
Suddenly with no warning,
You are ambushed by grief.

It becomes hard to trust yourself.
All you can depend on now is that
Sorrow will remain faithful to itself.
More than you, it knows its way
And will find the right time
To pull and pull the rope of grief

Until that coiled hill of tears
Has reduced to its last drop.

Gradually, you will learn acquaintance
With the invisible form of your departed;
And, when the work of grief is done,
The wound of loss will heal
And you will have learned
To wean your eyes
From that gap in the air
And be able to enter the hearth
In your soul where your loved one
Has awaited your return
All the time.

“For Grief” by John O’Donohue, from To Bless the Space Between Us:

A Book of Blessings (Doubleday, 2008).

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Pieta Events 

...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.

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We, who are left behind, we smile because he has lived
Those we love don't go away.
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
We do what he wants us to do....
OPEN our HEARTS, LOVE and CARRY ON.

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