SHIP OF THE CHURCH

For Christians, since the days of the apostles, THE SHIP has been a symbol for the Christian Church.  The mast and yardarm form a simple CROSS (in wood) which stands for Jesus who saved us by giving Himself on a cross that we might be forgiven.  The CHI RHO (in metal) is a combination of the first two Greek letters of the name Christ, meaning "The Anointed One" or "The Messiah."  THE WAVES symbolize the troubles and difficulties of life on earth.  THE SAILS are filled with wind, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, which empowers the Church. Thus, the Christian Church, under the Cross of Christ carries the faithful safely across the troubled seas of life to heaven.
 

THE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

Depict in design, upward motion, and the blue green colors, an invitation to experience God’s mystery.  Light and water are the most precious elements we need to live.  They are eternal, as is God. Through the waters of Baptism we are invited into God’s grace and through Jesus we see His way and truth.