Logo and Coat-of-arms



We now present you the symbolism of the diocesan logo following the changing of the name of the archdiocese.  Indeed, since November 2005, our official name has gone from Gatineau-Hull to Gatineau.  The logo has a form that is both simple and exudes friendship.  Its round shape is a link to the former logo that had been created in 1991.

The logo is in some way the public signature of our diocesan Church.  It’s a communication tool that aims to create a sense of belonging among the parishes, as well as the parishioners.  The logo will be seen on our stationery, our website, and in our diocesan publications. 




Here is the symbolism of the logo entitled the burning bush:

  • The stylized tree represents the Tree of Life.
  • The tree also makes a link with the Outaouais region, where the lumber industry played a very important part in its history.
  • The cross is the symbol of the Christian faith, and is a unifying symbol.
  • The flames of the burning bush symbolize the parishioners, the parishes and the pastoral units.  Together, the flames form a strong and united Church: the diocesan Church of Gatineau.
  • The flames also represent a movement towards the outside, towards the Outaouais community.  The Church of Gatineau is there to proclaim the Gospel, and help us strengthen our faith in Jesus.
  • The 7 red flames, (black in the black-and-white version), represent the 7 days of the week, and the 12 orange flames, (gray in the black-and-white version), represent the 12 months of the year.

The numbers 7 and 12, in the Bible, respectively represent the spiritual plenitude (Lev. 4: 6; Heb. 2: 4), the 12 tribes of Israel, and the 12 Apostles.






Diocese of Hull: April 27th, 1963
Diocese of Gatineau-Hull: March 1st, 1982
Archdiocese of Gatineau-Hull: October 31st, 1990
Archdiocese of Gatineau: October 28th, 2005

Heraldic description

  • Logo: In Christ, we have Redemption.
  • Cross: Symbol of Redemption.
  • Three fleur-de-lis: Represent the Province of Quebec.
  • Tower: Symbol of our French ancestry
  • Wavy lines: Represent the Ottawa River