Motto and Logo

The motto of the 2000 Kilmore Diocesan Congress was, “Set your hearts upon the deep” from Luke’s Gospel (5:4). The theme of that Gospel is the mission of the Church to evangelise – to launch out into the world and embrace the whole of humanity by offering it the Good News of Christ.

Pope Saint John Paul II took that text as the theme of his great encyclical for the new millennium at the beginning of 2001. In that letter he said:  “Launch out into the deep! These words ring out for us today, and they invite us to remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with enthusiasm and to look forward to the future with confidence.” (Novo Millennio Ineunte, [At the Close of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000], n.1)


It is very appropriate that the logo of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre is a boat in full sail upon the waves. The Church here in Kilmore has launched out into the deep of a new millennium, a new culture, and an increasingly secularised, pluralist society. We confidently offer it the message of Christ, the Good News of freedom and salvation. We offer once again the offer of Christ to his first disciples: “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”