Thursday, December 1, 2022

Lenten Fish Dinners

Reel-in some delicious meals this Lent at a number of fish dinners hosted by parishes and Knights of Columbus councils.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Catawissa will have a Lenten food sale on March 18 from 3-6 p.m. Yuengling-battered haddock platter (includes 8oz haddock, homemade mac-n-cheese, and homemade coleslaw) is $12. Yuengling-battered haddock sandwich is $5.50 Pierogies are six for $4 or 12 for $7. Chicken vegetable noodle soup is $8 per quart. Pre-orders strongly suggested; call or text 570-336-4771.

St. Cecilia Parish in Lebanon will serve Lenten fish dinners on the Fridays in Lent from 4-7 p.m. at 120 East Lehman Street. Cost is $12 and includes baked or fried fish, baked potato or French fries, pepper cabbage and a roll. Eat-in or take-out.

Knights of Columbus Council 9164 of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Quarryville will have fish dinners on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 4 is grilled cheese and soup, by donation. March 11 is a fish dinner, $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12. No dinners on March 18. March 25 is family night, with grilled cheese and soup free of charge. April 1 is a fish dinner, $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12.

Seven Sorrows BVM Parish in Middletown will hold its annual fish fry, drive-thru only, Fridays March 4-April 8 from 5-8 p.m. The menu includes fish & chips, baked haddock, fried shrimp, pierogies, mac’n’cheese, fish sandwich, coleslaw, and veggies. Three desserts will be available: chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, chocolate fudge cake, and lemon berry mascarpone cake. The fish fry is located at Seven Sorrows School. Service begins at 5 p.m. The school campus lot will only be accessible after 4:30 p.m. Call-in orders are not accepted. All orders are first-come, first-serve in the manner of a fast-food drive-thru. Cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted. Chocolate candy eggs will also be available in peanut butter, coconut, and butter cream hand-dipped in either milk or dark chocolate. Each egg is $2. For more information, including full menu (subject to change) and campus diagram, visit and click on “Fish Fry 2022.”

Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus Council 628, The Christopher Club, will hold their annual Ash Wednesday fish fry on Wednesday, March 2. Complete fish dinner and dessert is $10, take out only. Dinner runs from 4 p.m. until sold out.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall will begin its Lenten Fish Feasts on February 16, running every Wednesday through April 6 from 4-6:30 p.m. Menu features baked and fried fish, fresh-cut fries or baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce and a Bernie’s Bakers dessert. Cost for adults is $12, and a kid’s meal of chicken tenders and fries is $5. Drive-thru or take-out only. The parish will once again host a Fish Feast raffle with cash prizes totaling $2,400 during the Lenten dinners. The drawing for winners will be April 6.

St. Rita Parish in Blue Ridge Summit will have a fish fry on March 4 and March 25 in the parish hall from 4-7 p.m. Take-out will be available.

St. Peter Parish in Columbia will host its Lenten fish frys in the parish center beginning March 4 and each Friday through April 8. Eat-in or take-out options will resume this year, however, customers will be asked to wear masks when not eating and practice social distancing. The menu includes platters of baked cod, fried filet of fish, fried shrimp, fish sticks, fried scallops, fried oysters and breaded fried clam strips. Macaroni and cheese, French fries, stewed tomatoes, a vegetable, cole slaw, and a dinner roll are included in the price of the platter. A la carte items include a fried fish filet sandwich, an oyster sandwich, French fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw and cheesy bread sticks with marinara sauce. Homemade soups may also be purchased as a bowl, in a pint or by the quart. A variety of individually wrapped baked goods made by the women of the parish will also be available. The event is sponsored by the Parish Council of Catholic Women with assistance from men of the parish.

The Knights of Columbus on the New Danville Pike in Lancaster will have their Lenten meals on Fridays March 4-April 15. All meals are $18 each plus tax (except crabcake meals), except Kid’s Meals for $8 each plus tax. Kid’s Meals consist of macaroni and cheese and fish sticks in place of the main meal. All meals come with a side salad, roll and butter, and dessert. Curbside pickup; we will bring your order to your car when you arrive or you may choose to dine in our restaurant. Order must be placed no later than the Wednesday prior to the Friday event. Credit or debit is preferred, payment is made at the time of pickup which runs from 5-7:30 p.m. Place orders by calling Stephanie at 717-286-7449. March 4: Yuengling beer battered haddock, macaroni and cheese, and broccoli. March 11: Steamed shrimp, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables. March 18: Homemade crabcakes, roasted potatoes, baby carrots (market priced). March 25: Broiled salmon with mango salsa, rice, spinach. April 1: Cod with lemon butter, buttered pasta, cheesy cauliflower. April 8: Fish and chips, coleslaw. April 15: Crabcakes with shrimp, baked potato, green beans (market priced).

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill will have its Lenten Fish Frys for dine-in and take-out each Friday during Lent. Fish dinners are available for $12 and include a choice of entree, hot side, cold side, dinner roll, and choice of beverage or dessert. Entree choices are fried fish and baked fish. Hot side choices are French fries, baked potato, and mac-n-cheese. Cold side choices are apple sauce and coleslaw. A Kid’s Meal, which includes fish bites, is available for $7. The meal includes a hot side choice of French fries or mac-n-cheese, with apple sauce as the cold side. A choice of beverage or dessert is included. A pierogi dinner featuring pierogis with onions, a choice of apple sauce or coleslaw, and a choice of beverage or dessert is included. Price is $8. All food items are also available a la carte.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola is hosting baked fish, mac & chesse, crab cake and pierogi dinners on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 and 8 from 4-7 p.m. Dinners are take-out only. Menu includes seasoned baked cod, church-made baked macaroni & cheese, church-made pierogis, fresh-made crab cakes, veggie, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, roll, dessert and bottled water. Cost is $13 for baked fish or fish and pierogi dinner, $11 for mac & cheese or pierogi dinner. Crab cakes are $17 and $23. Children are $6 for any meal. Visit for order forms and updates.

St. Bernadette Parish in Duncannon will serve fish dinners on March 4 and 18 and April 1 from 4-6:30 p.m. Dinners include a fish fillet, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, stewed tomatoes, roll, apple sauce and dessert. Cost is $12, estimated. Take-out will be served; the parish may offer eat-in meals depending on Covid numbers. Dinners sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 8151.

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Berwick will host its Lenten fish fry beginning February 25 and every Friday during Lent. Dinners will be served in the parish center from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg will have its Lenten fish fry March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Xavier Center. Eat-in or take-out. Menu, subject to change, includes meals featuring fried haddock, roasted potatoes, roasted vegetables, macaroni and cheese, as well as fried fish sandwiches, pizza slices, cole slaw, corn pudding, beverages and desserts. Children 5 and under are free. In case of inclement weather, if Gettysburg schools are closed, the fish fry will be cancelled. Call 717-334-4048 or visit for updates.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Elysburg will have fish dinners March 4 and 18 and April 1. Dinner includes baked haddock, parsley potatoes, vegetable and cole slaw. The parish is also taking orders for homemade traditional paska bread for $7 per loaf and pick up on Palm Sunday. Call 570-672-2302 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Richard Parish in Manheim will have its Lenten fish fry on April 8 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for youth ages 18 and under. Shadow Stations, performed by youth of the parish, begin immediately following the dinner at 7 p.m.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Knights of Columbus Council 15137 in Harrisburg will have their fish fry March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 and 8 from 5- 7 p.m. Take-out only. Dinner choices are two pieces of battered haddock, or 12 breaded shrimp, or a combo meal, along with choice of baked potato or French fries, and cole slaw. Kids’ meals include six fish sticks, baked potato or French Fries, and cole slaw. Cost is $12 for adult meals, $6 for kids’ meals. Weekly meal choices may be subject to change due to supply chain challenges. Dinners can be ordered and paid for online at with pick-up in the social hall at your requested time. Orders will be taken online only from noon on Saturday until 7 p.m. on the Monday before the fish fry. Orders may also be placed via telephone at 717-545-0815 but only between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. on Sunday or Monday. Leave a message with your order and a call-back number. Walk-in orders will not be available.

Saint Matthew’s Knights of Columbus Council 15351 will host its Lenten Fish Dinners on Fridays, March 11 and March 25, from 4 until 6:30 p.m. at the Parish Activity Center, 607 Stoney Creek Road, Dauphin. Take-out meals will also be available.  The menu is as follows: Crab Cake Dinner, $17; Crab Cake/Haddock Combo Dinner, $15; and Haddock Dinner, $13. The meal will include fish, roll, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, applesauce, and a drink. Children’s menu of cheese pizza is $2. Homemade pierogies will be available, three for $2 or a dozen for $6.  Homemade desserts made by the Women’s Guild will be available at an extra cost.

Saint Ann Byzantine Catholic Parish, 5408 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, will host hot fish dinners and frozen perohi and kielbasa for sale the Wednesdays during Lent.  The takeout only dinners will be available from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The fish dinners will be $12 and includes baked haddock, pirohi’s, (two),haluski and green beans. The perohi will be sold frozen by the package for $6 and have fillings available of potato and cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune and farmer cheese. The smoked kielbasa will be available in rings for $6 each.  These offerings will be on Wednesday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6.   St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus is hosting the dinners. Visit or call 717-652-1415 for more details.

Saint John the Baptist, New Freedom, Knights of Columbus Council #8891 will host three take-out Lenten Dinners on Fridays, March 4 and 18, and April 1 from 4-7 p.m. in the Capitani Social Hall. Entrees: Panko breaded deep fried fish with fries ($12), Breaded deep fried shrimp with fries ($12), Panko breaded deep fried fish sandwich ($12), Cheese and Spinach Ravioli with Marinara or Garlic Herb Olive Oil ($10). The Kids’ Menu includes mac and cheese or pasta with marinara or butter for $5. A la carte items will consist of fries, mozzarella sticks, Caesar salad w/dressing ($3 each), applesauce, fruit cups ($1 each) and beverages ($1-$2). Visit for a full-page menu.

Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra is hosting a curbside to-go Lenten Fish Fry. Dinners are available on Fridays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 and 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. Meal offers feature North Atlantic Haddock (baked of fried), crab cakes, shrimp, clam strips, perogies, soup, and mac-n-cheese. In-person or online ordering is available. Outdoor seating will also be available in the pavilion. For more information, visit

Knights of Columbus, 336 Garfield Street in Chambersburg, is hosting a Friday Fish Fry, March 4 through April 15 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes choice of fish, two sides and a roll for $15. Beer battered haddock, beer-battered shrimp or baked haddock. Sides: mac n cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw and green beans. No substitutions or extra sides. Pre-order by Thursday at 5 p.m. by e-mailing or call 717-264-1666. Provide full name, phone number, type of fish and two sides, and pick up time (5-5:30, 5:30-6, 6-6:30 or 6:30-7). Pick up by entering the parking lot off Garfield Street.

The Saint Lawrence Lodge will hold its annual Fish Fry every Friday starting March 4 during Lent (except Good Friday) at the Lodge, 13 Highland Street, Steelton, from 5 to 8 p.m. Music will also be provided. Junior and Adult tambura groups will hold a bake sale at each fish fry. Two piece entree is $15 and three piece entree is $18.  All sides included: mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, fresh cut French Fries, cole slaw, salad, beets, and apple sauce.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg will have its first Lenten fish dinner on March 4 from 4-6:30 p.m. or until sold out. Cost of $14 for adults includes potato-crusted cod, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink. Cost of $7 for youth includes fish sticks, mac ‘n cheese, applesauce, roll, dessert and drink. Eat-in or take-out (no drinks for take-out).

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Catawissa will host a Lenten food sale March 4 from 3-6 p.m. Haluski is $8 per quart; pierogies are 6 for $4 or 12 for $7; soup is $8 per quart; Yuengling beer-battered haddock sandwich is $5.50. Pre-orders strongly suggested; call or text 570-336-4771.

St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg is hosting Friday fish fry dinners beginning March 4-April 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. Dinners are take-out only, at a cost of $12 per dinner. Choice of fried fish, baked fish or crab cake dinners. All dinners include coleslaw, choice of French fries, baked potato or macaroni and cheese plus dessert and beverage. Frozen potato and cheese pierogi will be available for $10 per dozen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Spring Grove will host seafood dinners March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 and 8 from 4-6:30 p.m. Fried fish, baked fish, kids’ meal, oyster pies and vegan selection available! Pre-orders are welcome and strongly encouraged and can be placed via our website or by calling 717-225-1704. Visit for full menu and to pre-order.

St. Joseph Parish in Hanover will host Lenten dinners on March 11 and 25 and April 8 from 5-7 p.m. Items are à la carte; prices vary.

St. Monica Parish in Sunbury will have Lenten dinners on March 4 and 18 and April 1. Pre-orders are encouraged. Dinners will be available for pick-up from 4-4:30 p.m., 4:30-5 p.m. and 5-5:30 p.m. at the parish center. More information and order forms are on our website at Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. March 4 features breaded fish, macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, mixed vegetables, coleslaw and dessert. March 18 is cheese ravioli with a marinara sauce, tossed salad, bread and butter, and dessert. April 1 is breaded fish, macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, mixed vegetables, coleslaw and dessert.

For information about services at parishes not listed, please contact the parishes directly. You can find their contact information by clicking here.

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