The Parish Logo


Parish Crest

The logo of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish has its origins in the Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible. Chapter 12 of this book makes mention of a woman clothed with the sun and standing on the moon, and with a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and in agony of giving birth. A dragon stood before the woman, ready to devour the child when it was born. The lady gave birth to a male child who was snatched away and taken to God, and the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared for her by God. The woman was Mary, represented by the letter 'M' in the logo, and the Child was Jesus.

The twelve stars on the logo represent the crown of twelve stars worn by Mary. The crown above the 'M' and the sceptre below are traditional signs associated with Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of our Parish, and also of Australia. The sceptre also alludes to the iron rod with which the Son will rule the nations.

The Southern Cross is a symbol traditionally used to refer to Australia and also signifies Our Lady as the Patron Saint of Australia.