7 July 2018                                                                                         


Dear Parishioners


My name is Rosalia Cranfield and I am completing my final academic semester at The South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) in Newlands to attain my Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BAppSocSi) undergraduate. 

Given the aforementioned, I am eligible to complete 200 hrs of community work (practical counselling sessions) as part of my training.  I have chosen the Catholic Archdiocese as my placement site as I would like to gain experience working with couples.  Please note that my community counseling services to parishioners will be at NO CHARGE. 

If you and your partner (no need to be married) are experiencing any of the following, you are suitable for counselling:

·         Considering engagement / marriage

·         The honeymoon is over, what now?

·         Planning a baby / experiencing the change that a baby brings to the relationship (now we are 3)

·         Any factors that impact a relationship (Ailing parents/ family members/ children / teenagers/ friends / work / death of a loved one)

·         The empty nest syndrome (children leaving the family home)

·         Arguments about the same things continuously

·         Wanting a stronger connection with your partner

·         Feeling unheard in your relationship

·         A strained / a harmed relationship

I’d like to acknowledge that it takes courage to seek support and I am both willing and available to provide you with that support.  The work that I do will be confidential and ethical principles will be adhered to always.  In addition, I have a Supervisor (Clinical Psychologist) assigned to me so that I can draw from her immense knowledge and expertise for guidance.

Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.


Kind regards

Rosalia Cranfield


Parents Prayer

Oh, Heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly.

Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me.

May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power. Let me not tempt my child to lie or steal.

And guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.

Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.

May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgement of adults.

Let me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and make decisions.

Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.

Make me fair and just and kind.

And fit me, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.

Child Safeguarding Policy

'The Archdiocesan Child Safeguarding Policy, promulgated in October 2015 seeks to support this celebration of life and to guide us in our interactions with the children and youth entrusted to our care.

This Policy states that: Each child shall be cherished and affirmed as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all.

1.1. The Archdiocese is committed to safeguarding all children who interact with the Church; Should you wish to read the full policy you can access it on the Archdiocesan website at

Our Parish Council has adopted the Child Safeguarding Policy and has begun the implementation of the policy in 2017 through ensuring that all those who are required to have the necessary clearance to minister in the parish have done so. This is an ongoing process and will be repeated each year. The contact details of the Archdiocesan Contact persons are on display in the Parish Centre and the the Church Foyer.'