Monday, February 13, 2012

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 21,

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
$3.00 per plate, children under 12 free

All proceeds and donations to go to the
Augusta Rescue Mission

Call 803-341-0075 for tickets and directions.

Many churches celebrate an annual event known as “Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.”  At Holy Trinity this year, Shrove Tuesday is going to be the venue for raising funds for the Augusta Rescue Mission.

The Augusta Rescue Mission, located on Walker Street in downtown Augusta, has been ministering to the homeless of the Augusta area since 1965.  They address the cycle of homelessness among men by creating a healing environment and seeking to arm them with sound decision-making abilities and life skills.  

Fr. Rob… “As a pastor who has regular contact with the homeless of our area, as many pastors do, I have a great appreciation for the work of the Augusta Rescue Mission. We would love to be a support to them in any way we can, and this is one way we can.”

Shrove Tuesday is a centuries-old tradition. The name Shrove has its root in an old English word meaning to confess.”   Shrove Tuesday was a time to confess sins and prepare for the penitential the Season of Lent.  It was also a time to use up food items such as fats, eggs and milk that would be given up as part of an upcoming Lenten fast.  The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use up these food items.  In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day became known as "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras.

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