Grief Support

John Paul Centre serves everyday people who have been given a tremendous cross to carry.
Let us support you through the complexity and trauma that happens with the loss of a loved one, from pregnancy through to adulthood.

Many people bury their grief deep within and sometimes we are looking for a way to embrace this grief with courage and hope, close to the Heart of Jesus. We can help you navigate your way through the different stages of grief and how to take practical measures to begin the healing process.

7 Sorrows Rosary Group

Adoration and a rosary prayer support group for those who have lost a loved one. 


Fourth Monday of the Month


St Teresa’s Church – 8 Puriri Street, Riccarton


7:30am (Mass at 7am)


Contact 02108148834 for more info. 

All Welcome

Memorial Garden to the Unborn

The Memorial for the Unborn is a place where families who have lost children can come, give their lost unborn children a burial or memorial, pray and find peace. 

With walkways, beautiful statues, and reflection points, the garden surrounds the infant cemetery where babies who have died due to miscarriage, stillbirth or other infant deaths are buried. 

If families wish to bury their unborn child or have a memorial plaque placed in the garden they can contact Thomas at

Memorial Garden Address:

Beatitudes Community

67 Leithfield Rd, Leithfield 7481


Online Support and Resources

Red Bird Ministries is a Catholic grief support ministry serving individuals and couples who have experienced the loss of a child from pregnancy through to adulthood.

Red Bird Ministry Resources:


Experience the healing and hope felt by other parents of loss as they share their experiences and provide insights into what helped them find a new sense of peace.


Listen in to the testimonies of other courageus women who have lossed a child and hear how they experienced the journey of grief and how they found meaning and purpose in life again.


Access free downloadable resources, books and video content that will hep you understand and process the phases of grief.


Contact Us

If you have experienced the loss of a child please contact us as we would love to support you through this time.