The Redesign Committee with the input of Fr George, parishioners, families, staff and Brisbane Catholic Education Design team, have decided to launch our new logo, which is the culmination of 4 years work to bring the Parish, Primary school and College together under one Logo. The elements of the new logo are contained in the previous 3 separate crests and the significance of these elements are explained in below as part of the launch.
The Lamp of Knowledge reminds us that “His light shines out of darkness and in our hearts" (2 Corinthians 4:6) It takes Courage to trust and walk in God's light to give us knowledge of His glory.
The Celtic Cross reminds us of the heritage of our founding Sisters of Mercy and Christian Brothers. We are reminded to always seek to assist those in need. “The righteous care about Justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern." (Proverbs 29:7)
'Our Lady, Star of the Sea is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris. It came to be symbolic of Mary's role as “guiding star" on the way to Christ.' Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)
The Bible reminds us through the Gospels of the importance Jesus placed on Service to others (Mark 9: 35) “And he said to them, “if anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."
The Cockerel has significance to remind our community of the 1st Parish priest in Maryborough originally from France, Fr Paul Tissot in 1861.
Service - Seek to understand and support needs in our Community.
Courage - Make a difference while staying true to our beliefs.
Justice - Shape a more just and compassionate community.
These Values are common and connect our founding orders.
A representation of the recognisable window above the Church altar and a visible sign of the connectedness between the Parish, Primary and College within our St Mary's and wider Maryborough Catholic community.
On 22 January the St Mary's Parish, Primary and College staff joined together for Mass and afterwards celebrated the launch of the new unified logo.
Mr Bob Grant - Principal of St Mary's Primary School is positive about the changes “this new logo will capture and reflect the values of the founding religious orders who offered a catholic education to children in Maryborough. Together as one St Mary's Community, we are privileged to continue this work and acknowledge their part in building this vibrant regional community".
The new logo helps symbolise the connections that already exist between the Church and Schools. It is a renewal of that recognition that we are joined not only by faith but also in the shared goal of strengthening the Maryborough Community in providing excellent learning opportunities for our young people.
Our St Mary's community would like to thank all of the members of the Redesign team and those in the community members involved in previous committees over this time, for their work to bring this part of the journey to a conclusion. We acknowledge and thank our wider community who have also been very supportive and responsive to proposal and invitation to be part of this process.