Baking for Babies Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser, Jan. 22-23
Fresh and delicious cinnamon rolls will be on sale at Holy Name of Jesus after all Masses Jan. 22-23! The annual Baking for Babies cinnamon roll fundraiser is sponsored by HNOJ’s A Community Caring for Life group. All proceeds go towards supporting moms at local pregnancy centers.
Cost is a free-will donation.
We need volunteers! This is a great way to serve as an individual, family or group. Volunteers are needed in 2 to 3 hour shifts for baking, icing, assembling and selling rolls. All volunteer hours and cinnamon roll sales will be during the weekend of Jan. 21-23. Please sign up to volunteer today!
Baking for Babies
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish is 'Baking for Babies' Jan. 22-23! A Community Caring for Life (ACCL) is back in person baking cinnamon rolls. The following article was reprinted with permission from Providence Academy in Plymouth, MN by Kate Neill on Jan. 30, 2020.
"Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church holds a fundraiser each year combining two of the sweetest things on earth: cinnamon rolls and babies. With the help of many pro-life organizations and volunteers, they assemble and sell thousands of cinnamon rolls to benefit young mothers and their babies. The founders of this event, Tom and Lee Ann Silver and Jeff Van Beusekom, started the fundraiser as a way to raise money to combat the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the decision that officially legalized abortion throughout the country.
Each year soon after the anniversary of this case, HNOJ asks for volunteers from the pro-life community in and around the Wayzata parish to help bake cinnamon rolls. One family from HNOJ shared they had been volunteering at this event for as long as they can remember. They brought along the whole family, and all of the children contributed in their own way. Their youngest daughter, a self-proclaimed cinnamon roll connoisseur, got to work frosting the freshly baked rolls.
Her mother explained that the frosting was her favorite part. The little girl exercised her generous nature as she gave all of her rolls extra love and frosting. Once the rolls had been frosted they were cut and packaged to allow for easy pick up.
After a long morning of baking on Saturday, Jan. 25, Tom called together the volunteers to chat about the impact of this event. He emphasized the cause they were contributing to. He informed the group about the heartbreaking 61.7 million abortions performed legally in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade. Tom is a member of A Community Caring for Life."
The ACCL is thrilled to be back in the kitchen Jan. 22-23, with new leadership who carry a passion for LIFE, and want to continue this Holy Name of Jesus tradition. Volunteers will be needed; please keep an eye out for further announcements in the weekly bulletins and save the date!