This week we start the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Lent is a season of fasting and prayer. Traditionally families cooked pancakes on the day before Ash Wednesday in order to use up the ingredients and to enjoy these treats before embarking on their period of sacrifice of special treats.
This day is called Shrove Tuesday and at OLD we continued to enjoy our pancake tradition. Pancake eaters donated a gold coin. This event kicked off our annual fundraising for Caritas, which will continue in a variety of ways through Lent. The theme for this year is “For All Future Generations”. Any money raised will help support children and families who are experiencing poverty so they may have a brighter future.