A Community Caring for Life

“We are the people of life because God, in his unconditional love, has given us the Gospel of Life… and we are called to act accordingly…”  - Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae

A Community Caring for Life (ACCL) exists to increase parish awareness of issues relating to respect for human life from conception through natural death and to support pro-life organizations in our community. Attend one of our ACCL quarterly meetings or contact Melissa Eckert to get on our current email list for life news and events. 

The ACCL expects there will be a greater need in our community to support pro-life organizations in Minnesota since the historic US Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade June, 24, 2022.   
(www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/251247/supreme-court-roe-v-wade-dobbs-decision

Want to act locally and get more involved in the Pro-Life movement? Support families in need by volunteering at Holy Name of Jesus ACCL annual events.

  • October Baby Shower 
  • January Baking for Babies Cinnamon Roll Bake and Sale
  • January Rally at the Capital 
  • Mother's Day Rose Sale
  • Father's Day Donuts with Dad
  • August Walk for Life at French Park

Mother's Day Rose Sale, May 11-12, 2024

Mothers Day Rose SaleHonor your mom, grandma, godmother or any other special person who has “mothered” you! A Community Caring for Life will be providing “Thanks, Mom, for Life” roses for Mother’s Day at all Masses. Look for our tables outside the church entrances after Mass if the weather is fine, or in the Gathering Space if not. cost is a free-will offering. Electronic donation available. All proceeds will go to help  Rachel’s Vineyard (a retreat ministry for women) or Prenatal Partners for Life (a ministry to families who receive an adverse prenatal diagnosis).


If you love flowers, maybe you’d enjoy spending a morning prepping roses for our annual Mother’s Day rose sale. On Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m., we will gather in the Good Samaritan Center at HNOJ to get the roses ready for sale. There are also opportunities to help sell after all Masses May 11 and 12. You may sign-up through Sign-up Genius, or contact Louise Magnuson. For more information, contact A Community Caring for Life member Laura Ricker.

Sign up to volunteer here!

 

Election Resources

Forming consciences for Faithful Citizens this Election Year.
Please check out mncatholic.org for your election resources! The bishops of Minnesota have put together a statement found here.

Local & National Programs & Resources: Assistance, Outreach & Support


Adoption
Holy Family Catholic Adoption Agency
612-209-5869
www.holyfamilyadoption.org


Adverse Prenatal Diagnosis
Prenatal Partners for Life
763-772-3868
https://prenatalpartnersforlife.org/


Domestic Violence
Minnesota Day One Crisis Line
866-223-1111
www.dayoneservices.org


Educational Material 
Abortion Pill Information
612-791-8267
www.abortionpill.xyz

Abortion Pill Reversal
877-558-0333
www.abortionpillreversal.com

Pro Life Action Ministries
https://plam.org/who-we-are/

Pro Life Across America
https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/

40 Days for Life
https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/


Shepherding Home for Women Homeless During Pregnancy or Postpartum 
Enkrateia House of Hope
www.enkrateiahouseofhope.org
507-516-2229


Infertility and Natural Family Planning
AALFA Family Clinic
https://www.aalfafamily.org

In His Time
[email protected]

Integrated Fertility Care Center: Natural Family Planning & Infertility
www.integratedfertilitycare.com


Miscarriage and Child Loss
Tiny Treasures Perinatal Loss Resource
www.teamtinytreasures.weebly.com

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss
www.nationalshare.org


Pregnancy Resource Centers
Abria- Minneapolis
651- 695-0111
www.abria.org

Abria- St. Paul
651-350-1154
www.abria.org

Robbinsdale Women's Center- Minneapolis
763-531-9554
https://mychoicetwincities.com/

Southwest Options for Women- Eden Prairie
952-938-4496
www.southwestoptionsforwomen.org

Options for Women Cornerstone -St. Michael
763-478-7367
www.cornerstoneoptions.com

Pregnancy Choices -Apple Valley
952-997-2229
www.mypregnacychoices.com


Pregnancy Resource Directories
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Catholic Center
www.archspm.org/life.human.dignity/beginning.of.life.respect.life.outreach

Elevate Life Options
www.elevatelifeusa.org

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
www.mccl.org


Post Abortion Recovery
Project Rachel - Marian Project
651-291-4515
themarianproject.org, www.archspm.org

Rachel's Vineyard Twin Cities
763-250-9313
www.rvineyardmn.org


Side Walk Counseling 
Pro-Life Action Ministries 
https://plam.org/who-we-are/