Mark Your Calendar!
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 26th! Join us on
th at 6:00 PM
as we gather as a parish family for a Mardi Gras celebration and feast and enjoy the last day before our Lenten fast begins. Our Youth Ministry will be cooking and serving pancakes, sausages, applesauce, desserts, juice, coffee, and tea in the parish hall. The dinner is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.
Before we enjoy our pancake feast, we’ll gather in the side parking lot at
with Fr. Javier for the burning of the palms. Fr. Javier will bless the palms from last year's Palm Sunday and the ashes of the burned palms will be used on Ash
There will be something for everyone - children can make and decorate their own Mardi Gras mask and there will be Mardi Gras beads to collect! We'll also have three different stations in the parish hall that you can visit representing the three pillars of Lent (Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving). Each station will have resources, ideas, and information on upcoming parish events and activities to help you and your family celebrate Lent this year.
So let us do the cooking (and the dishes!) and bring the whole family to celebrate before Lent begins.
We look forward to seeing you. All are welcome.
Did you save your palms from last year’s Palm Sunday?
Bring them to the Pancake Supper with you or bring them to church with you on the weekends of February 15th & 16th or February 22nd & 23rd. We'll have a marked basket that you can place them in at the front entrance of the church.
About Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday originated in the Middle Ages and food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and sugar were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day coined the name "Fat
" or Mardi Gras.
on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00PM