Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes, Fun, Confessions
February 21, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Come start your Lent with confession, breakfast for supper, games, & libations. Purchase your tickets ahead of time at a discount. Come any time between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. This is our final feast and celebration before the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday!
“Shrove” is Old English for being given a penance after confession. The old Shrove Tuesday tradition is to make pancakes because the old Latin Rite custom was to give up meat, dairy, eggs, and oil. 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 season. The old custom is to bless all these on Easter to celebrate their return.