March 5 2019 Shrove Tuesday

The plumbing at St. Cecilia’s Church seems to be NO FRIEND of the Knights.  For the second straight year the Knights and ladies had to put up with flood waters while cooking the sausages and pancakes for St. William and St. Cecilia schools.

This time, rather than a back up of water, a pipe burst in the east kitchen which flooded that kitchen, the main kitchen, the main hall and part of the north inside of the church.  Water was turned off at 6:30 AM throughout the whole church building for at least five hours and Bro. Knights used snow shovels, squeegees and mops to clear the water outside.

Trays ready to be delivered to St. William’s School.

To maintain our delivery schedule of providing 1200 sausages and pancakes we borrowed water from the Francis Klein Centre.  Hopefully, as we cook the sausages and pancakes for St. Matthew’s School our water problems will not occur.

My sincerest appreciation to ALL our volunteers who came through this very difficult time.  We kept our schedule for the school delivery times.

Also thank you to Society of St. Vincent DePaul ladies for providing oversized bags of pancake mix that were too large for their hampers. 

All our Johnsonville sausages were purchased on sale at Safeway with parish gift cards provided by Bro. Mike Driscoll so again we saved twice on the purchasing.

Our next cooking event —- the Stampede Breakfast.