St. Raphael’s Hosting Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper


Saint Raphael’s Parish is hosting a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 17th at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall, 105 Main Street in Blackville from 3 pm to 6 pm. The price for adults is $6 and $3 for children under 12. Supper includes pancakes, sausages, home baked beans and gingerbread with whipped cream for dessert. All faiths are welcome.

The Origins of Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish 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 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.

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