Shrove Tuesday: A Virtual Gathering

Virtual Shrove Tuesday Families Will Remember

In previous years, many churches had their traditional Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, the evening before Ash Wednesday.  Shrove Tuesday was a time to “rid our pantries of all the fat and sweet” items to get ready for Lent. Pancake Suppers have been the way we do this.  Shrove Tuesday is, also, known as Fat Tuesday.  It is the end and the highlight of most Mardi Gras celebrations.

Gathering this year is impossible, but letting this special celebration disappear would make many of our families sad.  It is a tradition, especially children, look forward to. Connection to each other is more important than ever.

This year, I have put together 4 delicious pancake recipes and two yummy topping recipes.  I am sending them out to everyone in our parish, encouraging them to make one or their own recipe.  Dress up or decorate their tables for Mardi Gras (if they would like) and join me for a Zoom Call at 6:00 PM on Shrove Tuesday.  The Zoom call is brief, just a chance to say grace together and then take a few minutes for everyone to show off their pancakes.  We end the call and everyone enjoys their meal.

If you would like a copy of the recipes, just drop me an email at Or put out a call in your parish and name the recipe for the person who sent it as a way for everyone to connect further.