Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent begins. The word ‘shrove’ comes from the verb ‘to shrive’, meaning ‘to impose penance upon,’ or ‘to hear confession and grant absolution.’ Shrove Tuesday points to the central themes of Lent; however the day itself is one for fun and celebration. This is ‘Mardi Gras’ time or ‘Fat Tuesday.’ The day came to be known as Pancake Day as cooks used up all their fats in the house, in preparation for the Lenten fast.
On Shrove Tuesday, February 13th, there will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake LUNCH at Noon and for those unable to make that time, a Pancake DINNER at 5:30 PM.
PLEASE SIGN-UP There are sign-up sheets on the table in the entryway. Space is limited, so sign-up early. Please see the sheet for ways you can offer to help with setup, cooking, or cleanup.