All Saints (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)


All Saints (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)


"The growth of Cedar Rapids in the 1940s prompted Archbishop Henry P. Rohlman to establish a parish in the southeast quarter of the city in 1947. He appointed Father Bernard G. Collins pastor of the new parish, which was named All Saints. There were 80 families in the new parish, most of them former members of Immaculate Conception parish where Father Collins had been assistant from 1937 to 1945. A few others were former members of Saint Matthew Parish."

-Kurt, Rev. Msgr. Edgar, “Parish Profile #215,” The Witness, March 10, 1991.


The Archdiocese of Dubuque.
The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College.


Burback, Emily. Burns, Daniel. Gibson, Michael. Oberfoell, Carol. Waldmeir, Helen. Waldmeir, John.


Various primary and secondary sources.




Loras College
Kucera Center for Catholic Thought
Frank and Ida Goedken Series: "Spiritual Life in the Upper Mississippi River Valley"


History of the parish in the span of over 70 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

Table Of Contents

Ameche Festival Visit (1 document)
Anniversary (50th) (4 documents)
Annual Report (1 document)
Blueprints (1 documents)
1958 Chrism Mass (2 documents)
Elevator Plans Note (1 document)
History (1 document)
Pastor cards (1 collection)
Pastor List (4 documents)

Reynolds, John. “Rectory to be Built for All Saints Catholic Church,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 22, 1951.


“All Saints (Cedar Rapids, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed July 15, 2024,