Our parish logo is imbued in Sacred Scripture and expresses our identity as a parish dedicated to St. John the Evangelist:
- The eagle symbolically represents St. John the Evangelist (cf. Ezekiel 1:10; Revelation 4:7).
- The eagle is gazing up toward the heavens, because the Gospel of St. John is considered to be the most mystical/contemplative of the Gospels.
- Blue, white and gold are our diocesan colors. Blue typically represents Marian devotion, gold typically represents divinity, and white typically represents purity. All three of which are characteristic of St. John the Evangelist’s writings.
- The motto “Sanctifica eos in veritate” means “Sanctify them in the truth” (Jn. 17:17), and is taken from Jesus’ priestly prayer.
- Within the coat of arms, the “sun” refers to “I am the light of the world,” (Jn. 8:12) and is also a reference to the fact that we are located in Daylight.
- The Sacred Scripture logo in the top-right corner refers to the Word of God: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Jn. 1:1).
- The central cross and the two waves in the bottom-right corner represent the blood and water which flowed from Christ’s side when he was on the cross (cf. Jn. 19:34). This reference is also present in the Divine Mercy devotion. In addition, the waves refer to those which are on our diocesan coat of arms, representing the Wabash and Ohio Rivers of southwestern Indiana.
- The central cross and the “M” in the bottom-left corner represent Mary at the foot of the cross. From the cross, Jesus entrusted St. John, the Beloved Disciple, to her and her to St. John (cf. Jn 19:26-27). They also refer to the coat of arms of St. John Paul II, under whose pontificate our current Church building was constructed.