Come join us for Mardi Gras Gumbo! Some parishes do pancakes for Shrove/Fat Tuesday. We do Gumbo!
All are invited, this event is free and open to the public.
We celebrate the end of the Season of Light (Epiphany) and the beginning of Lent with what is known as “Shrove Tuesday”—the day immediately preceding Ash Wednesday—so named from the “shriving”, i.e. confession and absolution of the faithful that day. This Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras in French. Traditionally, Episcopalians celebrate with pancakes. At St. Philip, we are rejoicing in our Black and Caribbean heritage by enjoying homemade Gumbo.
Every season of fasting (Lent) should be preceded by a feast so come join us for Gumbo!