Burning of the Palms Liturgy at St. Liborius

On Friday the St. Liborius community gathered together for the burning of the palms.
This is a very old and important event if the preparation for the coming Liturgical Season of Lent.

Palms remaining from Palm Sunday the previous year are burnt, the Ash collected and this is worn on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday – the Holy Day that marks the beginning of Lent.

Shrove Tuesday

A very old tradition of the Catholic Faith is Shrove Tuesday; sometimes known as ‘pancake Tuesday.’

On the Tuesday before Lent – a time of fasting – people would ensure their food supplies weren’t wasted and enjoy a cookup of pancakes to use the butter, cream and jam. We continued this tradition at St. Liborius.