Please join The Asian Catholic Communities of the Diocese of Cleveland who invite all to the annual Asian Gathering on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at St. Clarence Parish.
with The Most Rev. A. James Quinn
Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 12 Noon.
St. Clarence Parish
30106 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
From I-71, I-77 or I-271, take I-480 West to North Olmsted. Take exit 3 Stearns Road (Turn right) and head north about 3/4 mile. At Lorain Road, turn left going west. The church is about 3/4 mile down on the right.
2013 Asian Mass logo designed by Teenager from Vietnamese Community. Here is the explanation from the designer.
The Year of Faith celebrated in 2012 to 2013 has become a very meaningful time for me. Catholics are called to follow Jesus’ path and strengthen their faith during this year. Obviously, this year’s Asian Mass and dinner celebrated in the Year of Faith has inspired me to create a design for this our theme, Come Together in Faith. As the main logo of the Year of Faith is a ship, I transform the phrase “Come Together in Faith” into the shape of a ship as well. That ship is heading toward all of us; it welcomes us to participate in the journey with God. The cross is placed at the center and extends to the edge in order to get our attention and emphasize the power of God. The fish symbol is a decoration on the ship to illustrate Jesus guiding and accompanying our trip to the kingdom of God.
The Asian celebration occurs during Ordinary Time according to the Catholic calendar. In keeping with this liturgical season, the design is done in green, the main color of this period, and red, the theme color of the Year of Faith. Finally, the yellow background shows the joyful spirit so characteristic of the Mass itself. I also used yellow as a substitute for gold to signify the presence of God among our Catholic community. As we can “come together in faith”, we travel together with God on this ship!
Hien Tran Nguyen