Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, and Mardi Gras

Whatever you call the day before Ash Wednesday, it has a religious significance all its own. As the day before the beginning of Lent, Shrove Tuesday's origins can be traced back hundreds of years and signify that tomorrow a solemn time of the Church calendar begins.

Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Vancouver will offer ashes at their Masses tomorrow. You can check this list of Ash Wednesday Masses, or, if your parish isn't listed here, visit their website.

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