News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
 
 
SCS Home > News


Shrove Tuesday Celebrated at St. David Catholic School

photo
St. David Grade 8 Teacher, Lynsie Royer, cooking pancakes for the students and staff at St. David School

February 18, 2015 - St. David Catholic school celebrated Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Tuesday, by making pancakes for all staff and students. The school staff gathered at 7 am in the school kitchen and started the task of making pancakes for all 250 students and their teachers. In the Catholic faith, Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. The penitential season of Lent is a period of 40 days ending with the celebration of Easter. Eating pancakes the day before Lent started as a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar.

The students enjoyed their pancake breakfasts with their teachers. "They were yummy" commented grade 2 student Fred Ranger after finishing his meal. "I really liked the blueberry topping on my pancakes. I think the fruit was my favourite part" stated Tate Armstrong, grade 1 student. The students also learned the term "Mardi Gras" is French for "Fat Tuesday", again referring to the tradition of eating foods rich in fats and sugars on Shove Tuesday. "This is a wonderful tradition at St. David School. We have been making pancakes for the students and staff for as long as I can remember on Shrove Tuesday. It is a wonderful time to come together as a community of faith and enjoy good food and good company. It makes for a great start to the day", stated Nancy Costanzi, the school's resource teacher.

Share


 

More stories in the news...

•  The Harmony Movement visited St. Charles College
•  SCC Staff and Students Welcome International Students with Open Arms!
•  St. Charles College Student Dana Lewis was crowned Miss Wiikwemkoong
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools Welcome 30 International students!
•  Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
•  3, 2, 1. - these kids are ready for Kindergarten!
•  Welcome barbeque sees new Bears super excited for fresh starts and new beginnings
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools take top school categories in annual competition!
•  Learning Program at Sudbury Catholic Schools continue to benefit students during summer months!
•  Your story begins here! Registration for 2018-2019 will begin in August!
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools celebrate first two graduates from the International Education program!

 
  © 2018 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved