History: 1989 to Present
In 1989 we celebrated our 100th year as an organized parish. Before our centennial celebration we did extensive remodeling. The cry room was moved from the front to the back of the church on the right hand side. The tabernacle was moved behind the main altar to its' own Eucharistic Chapel. The organ was moved to the left of the main altar. In 1993 the parish purchased a grand piano to accompany the organ. The Baptismal Font was moved to the right hand side. The main altar was extended fourteen feet out into the congregation: this provided space for chairs to be placed on both sides. The chairs on the left-hand side are used for the choir. During the time of the renovation, Mass was held in the parish hall. Father Arnold Grambow was assigned to All Saints Parish in July of 1996. He came to us from St. Mary Parish in Norway.
Under Father Arnie the parish continues to grow and flourish. Our parish has approximately 850 families. He cares about each one of us, from the smallest one he cradles after a Baptism to the oldest shut-in. His homilies are well received, one always leaves Mass with a new thought linking today's world with Jesus. Toward the end of the Centennial history pages enclosed here are names of those who previously served our parish within the educational and pastoral and organizational ministries. A few of those names still remain employed at All Saints.
Also toward the end of the Centennial notes it states that a released time catechetical program continues to the present time. These history notes were written in 1989, and those who led the programs were also listed then. The following notes of this article describe our Faith Formation/Whole Church Program to the present. Following are those in our parish history who led Faith Formation from 1989 until the present. In 1989 Christine Rabitoy was hired as High School Facilitator along with Mary Hale and Theresa Desotell, both of whom continued on as co-coordinators of the grade school program. Christine was diagnosed with cancer but continued to work until her illness prevented it. Denise Dufek assisted Christine in the program as her illness progressed, and was hired in the position of High School Coordinator after Christine's death and continued on until summer of 2001. Denise then ended this ministry as she already had a full time job as instructor at Bay de Noc College.
In July of 2001 Sister JoAnn Jauquet, an Adrian Dominican Sister, was hired as Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Associate and continues on in that ministry to the present.
In May of 2003 Religious Education/CCD classes came to an end after over forty years. In October 2003 the parish moved into Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation/Whole Church which is a family centered program involving all generations of faith. This was a Diocesan directive.
In fall of 2009, following Bishop Alexander Sample's directive, all parishes in the Diocese again resumed CCD Religious Education Classes.
In 1999 All Saints purchased back the Gladstone Middle School which had originally been the Parochial School. The school building needed extensive repairs and therefore was demolished and we now share a parking lot with Skradski Funeral Home.
In 2007 the parish began a Capital 'Campaign headed by Virginia "Ginny" Bigsby to allow All Saints Parish to be accessible to all. After Easter in 2008 a major construction project began to install an elevator. The project was completed in July of 2008 and was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Alexander Sample on August 31 st, 2008.
The last published history of our parish ended in 1989, All Saints Centennial Year. The newest addition of parish history was completed in 2009.