Our Youth served up an amazing Pancake Supper on Tuesday 13 February, at 6:30 in the evening.
If that seems a bit odd, you may have missed that Easter — and more particularly the pre-Easter season of preparation, Lent — crept up on us early this year. Easter can fall anywhere between 21 March and 25 April, and this year it falls on March 31. Hence, Lent can start anywhere between 4 February and 8 March. This year it started on February 14. That’s right: This year, Ash Wednesday — a day of solemn penitence and fasting, had to share with a day of chocolates, red roses, and romantic dinners for two.
And of course, the day BEFORE the start of Lent was Pancake Day: a chance to gobble up butter, cream, syrup, and any other delicacy before the abstinence and self-discipline of Lent locked in.