Sharing a unified identity is an important part of coming together, as it tells our story to the greater community. As we begin this five year transition, our communications team has developed a transitional brand that identifies us while giving us room to grow. It also provides time to develop relationships, discover who we are as a Family of Parishes, and most importantly - reflect in prayer as we ask our Heavenly Father to guide us to how He envisions us to best serve Catholics in the Tri-County area.
THE NAME The “Tri-County” in Tri-County Catholics does not refer to three counties, but to the Tri-County Area of Greater Cincinnati. The name allows us to connect to our community and gives us history to ground ourselves in; something we don’t yet share as a Family of Parishes. Not yet together, the Catholic parishes of St. Gabriel, St. John, and St. Michael all stood tall as the land around them evolved from humble farms to a bustling Tri-County Area. It is here where our roots are firmly planted and where we will grow together in a collective future. THE COLORS We use the colors of the Archdiocesan Beacons of Light initiative for the Tri-County Catholics transitional branding identity. These colors serve as a placeholder, symbolizing this interim period for our Family of Parishes. It reminds us to keep an open mind and to allow ourselves time to establish a shared identity throughout the journey of Beacons of Light.
THE LOGO The logo is composed of three simple geometric triangles. Together, they emulate the stained glass windows which can be found in each of the churches in our Family of Parishes and represent the many “Tri” aspects of our Family of Parishes; three parishes, Tri-County area, the Holy Trinity.
THE VISION OF THIS WEBSITE The Tri-County Catholics communications team has strived to make every aspect of our transitional branding symbolic of our journey through Beacons of Light, and this website is no different. Each of the parishes within Tri-County Catholics connects back to this site. As portions of our individual parishes come together, they will merge on this site and be removed from the individual websites. As this website grows, the websites of the parishes within our Family of Parishes will become smaller, until each is a tab on the Tri-County Catholics website. There, each will contain documentation of their individual histories, as well as helpful information such as campus maps, directories, and office hours.