The First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. will host its 14th Annual Monterrey Dinner on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 5-7 p.m. This year, proceeds from the popular dinner will be used for local mission projects.
A Monterrey is a Central American dish consisting of a flour tortilla topped with beef, beans and a selection of toppings, including tomatoes, cheese, salsa, olives, etc. Both dine-in and take-out meals are available. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $6 for children 6 years and under.
Handicapped parking is available and the west entrance from Polk Street is handicapped accessible. For more information, contact a member of the congregation or call the church office, 620-792-5345, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
About Shrove Tuesday
The first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, marks the commencement of a period of fasting for many Christians. The day before that is known as Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday.
The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of Confession and doing penance. Thus Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the custom for Christians to be “shriven” before the start of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of “shrovetide,” somewhat analogous to the Carnival tradition that developed separately in countries of Latin Europe.
The day is also widely known as Pancake Day, and Mardi Gras.