Shrove Tuesday and Project Compassion 

February 21, 2023

There were plenty of smiles at Catholic Schools across the Diocese of Sale as students enjoyed delicious pancakes for Shrove Tuesday (February 21 2023) - the last day before Lent begins. 


Lent is a time of fasting and reflection in the lead up to Easter. 


Schools also began their Project Compassion Appeal for Caritas Australia which raises much-needed funds to improve the lives of people living in poverty.


Catholic Bishop of Sale, Most Reverend Greg Bennett, launched this year’s Project Compassion at Lavalla Catholic College in Traralgon. Social Justice captains from schools across the Diocese attended the launch.


Small contributions by many can have a big impact and help improve the lives of millions of people around the world. 

Photo above:  Social Justice Captains from St Francis Xavier Catholic College with Catholic Bishop of Sale, Greg Bennet.

Below are photos taken at various Catholic schools in the Diocese as students marked this special day. 

Photos above: Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha students flipping pancakes to raise money for Project Compassion.

Photos above:  Marist Sion Catholic College Food Technology students prepared pancakes to raise money for Project Compassion

Photo below: Preps and their buddies share Shrove Tuesday morning tea at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Wonthaggi.

Photos below: Everybody loves pancakes at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Morwell.

Photos below: Happy children at St Lumen Christi Catholic Primary School enjoy a pancake breakfast.

Photos below: More pancake creativity at Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School, Cowes.

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