The youthful shepherd

The youthful shepherd reminds us of David and how God has promised that, starting with David, He will always provide shepherds for His flock.  These successors to David find their high point in Jesus, The Good Shepherd, and those who follow him in imitation of his pastoral care. 

The Cross

Jesus laid down his life for his flock on the cross and taught us the way of the cross as the way to follow him and find Life. 

The Circle

The Good Shepherd wants his flock to have the fullness of life, represented by the circle, which also symbolises the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of Catholic living and Catholic pastoral care.