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Shrove Tuesday: Sausage, Pancakes (all the Toppings) and No-wait Confessions

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Shrove Tuesday Sausage, Pancakes (all the Toppings), and No-wait Confessions

February 13, 2024 5:30 p.m.

Prepare for a Holy Lent with pancakes, evening prayer, fun and confessions.

Shrove Tuesday is the last day of what traditionally was called “Shrovetide,” the week preceding the beginning of Lent. The word itself, Shrovetide, is the English equivalent for “Carnival,” which is derived from the Latin words carnem levare, meaning “to take away the flesh.” (Note that in Germany, this period is called “Fasching,” and in parts of the United States, particularly Louisiana, “Mardi Gras.”) While this was seen as the last chance for merriment, Shrovetide was the time to cast off things of the flesh and to prepare spiritually for Lent.  The old Shrove Tuesday tradition was empty your house of meat, dairy, eggs, and oil by removing them from your home in preparation for Lent. So, people emptied their pantries of these and made pancakes to enjoy their eggs and oils, then added the meats, cheeses, milk, and other dairies they would not have for the Lenten season. The old custom is to bless all these on Easter to celebrate their return.

Please sign up to bring a side: sausage, bacon, pancake toppings, or to be part of the setup and cleanup crew. Contact Cathy Messina for more information. SIGN UP HERE


February 13
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Cathy Messina


St. James Catholic Church
12447 Mandarin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32223 United States
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