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We hope you will be able to join us for this family Celebration. Mark your calendar for February 21, 2023, Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm. in the hall at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church.

Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday and Fat Tuesday.

Shrove Tuesday serves multiple purposes of encouraging Christians to repent of their sins before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday and giving them the opportunity to partake in a last round of jubilation before the beginning of the Lenten Season.

Interesting bit of information — Pancake Day started when Pope St. Gregory prohibited Christians from eating all forms of meat and animal products and any rich foods during Lent around A.D. 600. He told St. Augustine of Canterbury, a founder of the Christian church in southern England, to enforce those same fasting rules in England. So Christians made pancakes to use up their supply of eggs, milk, butter, flour in preparation for Lent.

When the tradition spread throughout Europe, people in France followed the trend. They made waffles, crepes, and a dessert many know as king cake to utilize their dairy products. The called it Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).

Lori McRitchie, Executive Director of the Airdrie Food Bank will be our guest speaker. 

This dinner is a mission outreach for the Airdrie Food Bank. We ask that you please bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary gift if that is easier for you. Thank you.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact: Margo Durocher:

See you Then!!