Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Shrove Tuesday

or Happy Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Paczki Day!!!!!!  One day, numerous names to choose from!

We celebrate this day by coloring our "Alleluias" so that we can hide them away until Easter Sunday. 

There is something very solemn about putting away the Alleluia for Lent then bringing it back out, both on paper and vocally, when Our Lord has Risen from the dead!

Another thing we do is put up our Lenten path so that we can trace our progress as Lent progresses.  It is a nice way to keep track of how long we have left to go.

This wonderful path is courtesy of Catholic Icing.  Go check out her blog for more great Lenten ideas.

Then, of course, we devour our Paczki's.  This year fresh strawberry and strawberry and cheese are the order of the day.  We definitely look forward to this every year!

I have a few ongoing posts planned for Lent so I'll be getting those going very soon. 

May your Lent prove to be fruitful for you and your family.