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More Than Tasty, Cinnamon Rolls Help New Families
Friday, Jan. 22, marks the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe vs Wade. In this momentous ruling, abortion in the US became legal! This decision regarding the unborn has been a controversial topic for many years. Here at Holy Name of Jesus we have made the decision to support Pro-life causes.
In January of 1991, Tom Silver began leading a group of men in putting on an annual fundraiser. Tom decided that a cinnamon roll bake and sale could be done given the short deadline. With the help of many men of the parish, they were able to bake, package and sell 400 dozen rolls! A total success with the blessings and the grace of God! This was the start of the annual event that has been held for thirty years.
Tom has continued to chair this event with the help of many, many volunteers. Initially it was men only, but in recent years this event has been supported by many others in the parish; confirmation students, parents, K of C members and other volunteers who support pro-Life causes.
Holy Name of Jesus has a long association with a number of pro-Life groups that are supported by the proceeds of the cinnamon roll sale. Over the years, this fundraiser event has raised over $100,000 with all the proceeds being donated to the following organizations: Abria Northside Clinic, Southwest Options for Women, Birthright, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), Pro-Life Action Ministries, and Pro-Life Across America. Together these organizations provide the following: doing ultrasounds, serving women in need who are unexpectedly pregnant, giving financial assistance to pregnant women or new families, and educating the public about life issues.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 virus situation, the cinnamon roll bake sale will not be happening this year. The Community Caring for Life (ACCL) committee is asking the parishioners of Holy Name to help us to continue supporting the above organizations by making a monetary donation during this month of January. Please make your donation to Holy Name of Jesus with a notation: “Pro-life.” That will help the parish keep these funds separate from the general funds.
We would like to take this opportunity to say, “Thank You” to the parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus for supporting this very wonderful cause.
God Bless you!
A Community Caring for Life Committee