WHAT: Blessing of All Saints Central Middle & High School
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16
WHERE: All Saints Central, 217 S. Monroe St., Bay City
BAY CITY — It will not be long before students, faculty and staff of All Saints Central Middle & High School truly feel the impact of a $1.1 million building enhancement at their school. The school’s new state of the art heating and cooling system will soon be flexing its muscles as fall gives way to winter and the temperatures begin to dip. During the summer, work was completed to remove the school’s old boiler system and install a new one. New ceilings and lighting on the second floor helped give the building a new look.
This Sunday, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. James Church in Bay City before presiding over the celebration and blessing at All Saints Central. The building enhancements at the school were made possible through a local donor-driven major gifts campaign to the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan, and the project was announced in May by Bishop Cistone.
The Legacy of Faith campaign began in June 2008 with a feasibility study to identify priority needs. Campaign co-chairs helped to secure funds for phase one of school projects at both All Saints Central Middle & High School in Bay City and Nouvel Catholic Central High School in Saginaw. Teachers and school staff were among the first to provide financial support. The projects were identified and fully funded through the generosity of local benefactors within the Bay and Saginaw communities. Both projects employed area contractors and were designed with environmentally friendly building practices and materials.
Mary Ann Deschaine, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, John Hoving, All Saints Central Principal, and Lucy Horak, Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan Vice President, will join Bishop Cistone in welcoming several hundred guests, including: All Saints Central faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni, additional staff and families from throughout the Bay Area Catholic Schools system, benefactors and local dignitaries.
There are 266 students attending school on the campus of All Saints Central.