About Our Logo
First, there is the color green, which has long been associated with St. Pius Church and St. Pius School.
Second, there is the PX, or the Greek letters chi and rho, the first two letters of Christ in Greek. The two letters superimposed on one another invoke Jesus’ crucifixion and His status as the Messiah. This symbol has been used in the Catholic Church for centuries and reminds us that we are part of a universal church with a rich history and tradition. At St. Pius, it is on our Eucharistic hosts and our presider’s chair. The PX also stands for St. Pius X, the patron saint and namesake of our parish.
Third, there are the people gathered together in community. They are different colors to represent the diversity and intergenerationality at St. Pius. Our parish community is made up of people from all races, ages, and walks of life. You may also notice that the people are gathered around a circle. This circle — with the letters PX — represents the Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith, or Christ Himself. St. Pius is a Christ-centered community that is called to be the Body of Christ to the world. The circle can also represent a table. When we come together for Mass, we gather around the table of the Lord to partake in a meal. It also recalls the Christian family unit, the communion of saints, the choirs of angels, and the disciples at the Last Supper.
The people also look like king's crowns, in reference to Christ the King, who is depicted in our stained glass windows. If you are familiar with Eucharistic Adoration, this symbol looks like a monstrance, with a Eucharistic host in the center. If you look only at the dark green lines, you can see a cross. If you look only at the light green lines, you can see an X for St. Pius X. You can also see a bird’s eye view of our church, with the altar at the center. If you go into the church and look up, it also looks like our circular light fixtures.
What do you see?
We’d love to know!
The imagery of a Eucharistic host is central to the identity of St. Pius Church. St. Pius X was the "Pope of little children," whose love for Christ and children moved him to change the requirements for First Communion so that children as young as 7 years old could receive the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is also an important part of our Catholic identity. We believe that the bread and wine truly become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
Our logo was designed by Samantha Yee for the use of St. Pius Church only.