All Saints' 2nd Annual Shrove Tuesday 'Ohana Pancake Supper is February 9th at 6:00PM in the Rectory. All are invited to attend. We invite you to a delicious supper of pancakes. There will be loads of bacon, egg dishes, fruits, desserts, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a "breakfast" side dish, preferably not the low-calorie kind :-).
Why a pancake supper the day before Ash Wednesday? With the season of Lent beginning the next day (Ash Wednesday), historically people tried to use up all of their rich and fatty foods like butter, eggs and milk. Also celebrated as Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in French), the celebration takes place in many parts of the world. It is a fun and festive way to enjoy those final sweets before we turn our hearts, minds, and stomachs to the penitent season of Lent.