All Saints Catholic Parish
We are a community of one parish with four churches: St. Anne, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. John the Baptist and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
For many years, the four churches were parishes onto themselves.
On May 1, 2015, Bishop Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord gave the decree that these four parishes would combine into one parish with a temporary name of “Catholic Community of Alpena.” The merger became effective on the weekend of Pentecost (May 23rd / 24th, 2015 ) when we celebrated our first Mass as a merged parish.
Excerpts from Merger Decree:
- “At the request of the combined Parish Pastoral Council, the liturgical and sacramental life and the place of worship of the Catholic Community of Alpena will be centered at St. Anne Church.”
- “The parish administration of the Catholic Community of Alpena will be centered at St. Anne Church.”
On February 2, 2016, Bishop Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord gave the decree that the “Catholic Community of Alpena” parish would be renamed to “All Saints Catholic Parish”.
There is a rich history in each of our churches. Click on the links below to view a brief history and photos of each church.