The Pasig Diocesan School System(PaDSS) and Pasig Catholic College (PCC)
S.Y. 2019-2020 Theme Logo
As Pasig Catholic College journeys with the Philippine Church in her 500 years of Christianity, it continues to bank on its Catholicity and highlights for this school year, 2019 – 2020, the Church’s loving attention on the youth with the logo that carries its advocacy. The characters, which form the logo, convey the following symbolisms:
3 images of the youth drawn in positions showing different school activities: reading/learning, writing/creating, and praying.
The Reading Youth symbolizes learning and from it they understand that they are God’s beloved children. Having the privilege and opportunity to learn characterizes their being special in the eyes of our Creator, the Great Teacher.
The Writing Youth indicates giftedness, which enables them to create and be creative. Talents and skills emerge as the youth remain to be the channels of God’s continuous grace to themselves, to humanity, and to mother nature.
The Praying Youth means they are empowered, because in prayer, they communicate to the Source of all wisdom and goodness. It is through this connection with Him that the youth are likewise inspired to live in holiness, to evangelize, and to be in communion with others.
The position of the young people gathered around the cross symbolizes their rootedness in Christ. This can also be translated to the teachers or Catholic educators who, upon their practice of their vocation also need to acknowledge that their activities, the learning, creating and praying with the students, should also be rooted in Jesus.
The varying colors of red, orange and yellow are the colors of fire, which represent the Holy Spirit, the life giver and source of their giftedness and primary animator of the youth.
The glowing blue circle drawn at the center of the cross is a symbol of wholeness in mind, body and spirit by which the youth are called as is written in the letter of St. Paul to Timothy “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12).
It also symbolizes that the three movements are connected in a way that it binds them towards the fulfillment of Christ’s mission, which is the establishment of God’s kingdom. The bluish glow identifies the Marian character of PCC. Mary, our Patroness, guides all our efforts of engaging the youth in Mission.
Overall, this school year, in the one hundredth and seventh year of existence and in keeping with its Catholic culture, PCC continues to commit to the holistic Catholic formation of the youth recognizing them as God’s beloved, gifted and empowered among all of His creations. And because of this, they in turn should render themselves as pleasing and worthy of honor as they lead towards the advancement of Christ’s mission particularly in the schools.