Please bring a gold coin donation along on Tuesday the 16th of February to support Project
Compassion. Project Compassion is an annual appeal held each year during Lent to support
Caritas Australia and the work the do to support communities in need. Each child will receive a
pancake on Tuesday following the Covid-Safe Guidelines for distribution of food in schools.
*Please do not send any home-made pancakes to school on Tuesday to share with your child’s
class. If your child has any special dietary requirements, you may send along an item in their
lunchbox for them to eat.
With Pancake/Shrove Tuesday taking place before the start of Lent on
Ash Wednesday, it was traditionally the day when Christians were encouraged to go to
confession in preparation for the penitential season that would end 40 days and 40 nights later
with Easter Sunday. Dating back to 1000 AD, over the years Shrove Tuesday not only became a
day for confession but a time for Catholics to feast on eggs, sugar and dairy which are
traditionally restricted during the Lenten fast.