With the Parish Center demolition well underway, the parking lot will not be available for the time being. When parking on the street, please be sure not to block the driveways of the local residents. The lot at the school on 5th Street can be utilized on evenings and weekends. Thank you for your attention and patience in these regards.
Interestingly enough, a “time capsule” was found in the cornerstone of the building, a copper box. The items had been waterlogged and are being given some tender loving care; among them was some newspaper dating from 1918 when the parish was opened (the school had served as the church for twenty years), a few coins of the era, some faded papers listing the founding members of the parish, including Fr. Matz and Archbishop Ireland, two holy cards of St. Rita, and three savings bonds (actual worth still to be determined). Parish archives also indicate that during the fifty years of the school’s operation, 54 girls who attended would become nuns, and four boys would become priests.
The cornerstone will be saved and incorporated into future projects. Be sure to remember in your family prayers the repose of soul of the founding pastor, Fr. Francis Matz, who faithfully served All Saints from 1918-1968.