It symbolizes the “Trinity” -- Source of all things, object of our faith. It also symbolizes “A Holy Temple” -- the place where God and His chosen people can interact. It also symbolizes “The Mystical Body of Christ” -- that is, Christ and His followers form one body for life and for action.
The Lighted Candle
lt symbolizes “The Risen Christ, the Glory of God.” It is the Light of World. The candlelight also reminds us of the lighted candle that we received at our baptism. Furthermore, this candlelight symbolizes our mission -- to enlighten the world.
Our logo also looks like a pyramid: It symbolizes the immigrant nature of American society, wave after wave, the immigrants came, they struggle and labor hard to build the American society into a great pyramid. The pyramid is also an arrowhead pointing toward the sky; it symbolizes the noble spirit of the Chinese who strive to establish themselves in the American society. In the struggle for betterment, the lighted candle symbolizes the FAITH, the spiritual resources from which the Chinese Catholics draw their strength.
Located in Houston's Chinatown District, Ascension Chinese Mission is surrounded by a diverse environment of Asian and Pacific Island cultures.
Ascension is a Chinese Mission Parish, but it is a diverse community, open to people of all cultures!