February 28 – 6 p.m.
Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is one of the traditional celebrations of the Church. It is not just Mardi Gras, but meant as a day of preparation for the journey into Lent the next day. The word shrove comes from shrive, meaning to “absolve.” This year we bring back the traditional observance with a simple Holy Eucharist on February 28 at 6 p.m. followed by a pancake supper. The idea of the pancakes is to eat rich, sweet foods on “Fat Tuesday” before the fasting of Lent. Note that the Pancake Dinner is a Youth Fundraiser. Suggested donation is $7.