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.