Saturday, July 20, 2024

Lenten Fish Dinners

Reel-in some delicious meals this Lent at a number of fish dinners hosted by parishes and Knights of Columbus councils. Submit your parish’s information via e-mail to for promotion in The Witness.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg will have its annual Lenten fish fry on Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Dinners feature fried and baked fish and a variety of side dishes and desserts. Specials vary from week to week; check the parish bulletin at for updated weekly menus.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall will have its Lenten Fish Dinners every Wednesday through March 27. The parish offers fried fish, baked fish, fried shrimp, chicken tenders or a combo meal, with coleslaw or applesauce, baked potato or French fries, a roll and a homemade dessert for $12. Kids under the age of 12 can get a dinner for $6. Drive through or take out.

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg will host its 13th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners on Friday, February 16 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 (no fish fry February 23) from 5-7 p.m. at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road. The menu includes baked cod (subject to availability), fried haddock, mac & cheese, seasoned potatoes, roasted vegetables, coleslaw, corn pudding, pizza, dessert and beverages. Dine-in or take-out. Call 717-334-4048 or 845-325-5916 or visit or for more information, menu, and updates. No reservations are required. If Gettysburg schools are closed or if a remote learning day is announced due to inclement weather, the fish fry is canceled for that date.

Knights of Columbus Council 13100 of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg will be hosting two Fish Frys on February 23 and March 8 from 5-7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg will have its Famous Friday Fish Dinners beginning February 16 and every Friday until March 22 from 4-6:30 p.m. A brand-new menu is available, featuring a blend of classic favorites and delicious new items. Visit us in Waldron Hall to enjoy fantastic food, a lively atmosphere and great company!

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Elysburg will have its Lenten Fish Dinners on February 16, March 1 and March 15. Dinners include baked haddock, buttered potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert for $11. Take-out only. Lobster bisque and tomato bisque will be available by the quart.

Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra will have its annual Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays, February 16 and 23 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 3-7 p.m. Dine-in, to-go, and online curbside to-go is available. Featuring North Atlantic haddock (baked or fried), crab cakes, shrimp, clam strips, pierogi, soup and mac-n-cheese.

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Berwick will have its annual fish fry on Fridays through March 22 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Baked, fried, shrimp, chicken fingers, baked potatoes, corn, baked beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese. Eat-in or take-out. Pre-orders are welcome; call 570-759-9227.

St. Peter Parish in Columbia will have its 45th annual Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays, February 16 through March 22 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the parish center. Dine-in or take-out. Menu includes platters of one or two crab cakes, baked haddock, fried filet of fish, fried shrimp, scallops, or oysters, fish sticks, 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 eat-in platters. Prices for platters range from $9.00 to $21.00. A la carte items are a crab cake, fish filet sandwich, or oyster sandwiches, French fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw and cheesy bread sticks with marinara sauce. Quarts and pints of homemade soups include potato soup on February 16 and March 8; minestrone on February 23; cream of crab on March 1; cheesy broccoli on March 15; and Maryland crab on March 22. Soup may also be purchased by the bowl. A variety of individually wrapped baked goods made by the women of the parish will also be available for purchase as well as a variety of drinks. The event is sponsored by St. Peter’s Parish Council of Catholic Women with assistance from the men of the parish. Proceeds are used to fund various activities in the Parish, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School, Water for Life and other non-profits.

St. Ann Byzantine Parish in Harrisburg will host hot fish dinners and a frozen perohi and kielbasa sale on Wednesdays in Lent, February 21 and 28, and March 6, 13 and 20. The dinners will be available from 4-6:30 p.m. The fish dinners, hosted by St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus, will be $13 and include baked haddock, two perohi, haluski, green beans and a drink. The perohi will be sold frozen by the package for $7 and have fillings available of potato & cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune and farmer cheese. The smoked kielbasa will be available in rings for $8 each. These will also be sold during Lent on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Cash, personal checks and credit/debit cards will be accepted. Visit or call 717-652-1415.

St. Joseph Parish in Milton will have its Lenten Fish Dinners every Friday from February 16-March 22 from 4-6 p.m. Dinner includes breaded fish, potatoes, mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for $14. Take-out only.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola will host its Lenten dinners of baked fish, mac & cheese and pierogi on February 16 and 23 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 4-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Menu includes seasoned baked cod, church-made baked macaroni & cheese, church-made pierogis, fresh church-made crabcakes, veggie, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, roll, dessert and bottled water. Baked fish is $15 for adults. Fish and pierogi dinners are $15, pierogi dinners are $13, and crabcakes are $18 and $25. Children are $6 for any meal. Visit for order forms and updates. Menus also available at the back of the church.

Knights of Columbus Council 15137 of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Harrisburg will serve Lenten fish dinners on Fridays, February 16 and 23 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the social hall in the church basement. Featured dinner choices are beer battered haddock, lightly seasoned oven baked cod or large breaded shrimp (2-item combo plates available). Half portions and fish sticks are available for the kids. Dinners also include fresh coleslaw, choice of homemade mac & cheese, baked potato or French fries, beverage and dessert. Adult dinners are $12 per person and kids’ meals are $6. Take-outs are available. Proceeds enable the Council to support the needs of the parish and other charitable functions. Handicap accessible ramp is located on Woodbine Street.

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill has fish fry dinners in the parish hall every Friday from February 16 through March 22, from 4-6:30 p.m. Dine-in, take-out and limited curbside menu available. Menu includes complete dinners and a la carte items. Entrees: baked haddock, fried cod, fried shrimp, broiled crab cakes, and pierogies. Hot sides: French fries, baked potato, homemade mac-n-cheese. Cold sides: coleslaw, apple sauce. Two freshly made soups each week (one fish/one non-fish). Kids’ meals (12 and under only) include chicken or fish nuggets. Homemade desserts, drinks, Easter eggs, and live music each week. Cash and credit cards accepted. All proceeds fund parish ministries and outreach. Full menu and more info at

Holy Angels Parish in Kulpmont will have Lenten fish dinners on Fridays, February 16 through March 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. Dinners available via drive-through at the parish activity center door. Donation of $10 includes baked fish, potato, vegetable, coleslaw, bread and dessert.

St. Cecilia Parish in Lebanon will hold its Lenten fish dinners on Fridays, February 23-March 22 from 4-7 p.m. in the social hall on Lehman Street. Eat-in or take-out. Dinners are $12 and include breaded or baked fish with cheese sauce, baked potato or French fries, pepper cabbage, roll and butter.

St. Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus in Hershey will hold fish frys on February 23, March 8 and March 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the parish social hall across from the church. Menu is beer-battered deep-fried cod or baked haddock, one side choice of either fresh, hand-cut fries, mac and cheese or pierogies, and a second side of either coleslaw or applesauce. Dine-in or take-out.

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Lykens will have its annual Lenten fish fry every Friday from February 16 through March 22 from 4-7 p.m. in the parish social hall. Eat-in or take-out. Call 717-453-9931 to order.

Knights of Columbus Council 9164 of St. St Catherine of Siena Parish in Quarryville will have Lenten dinners every Friday from February 16-March 22 starting at 5:45 p.m. in the church. Cost is $12. Dinners on February 16 and 23 and March 1 and 15 are baked salmon and/or cod with vegetables, roll and dessert. The March 8 dinner will be shrimp-pasta, and the March 22 dinner will be cheese pizza.

St. Monica Parish in Sunbury will hold Lenten suppers on Fridays, February 16 and March 1 and 15 in the parish center. Please call the parish office to preorder at 570-286-1435, ext. 110. Menu features breaded fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, bread and butter and dessert. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Spring Grove will serve its Lenten dinners on Fridays, February 16 through March 22 4:15-6:15 pm. Fried fish, baked fish, our delicious salmon cakes, kids’ meals, and a vegan selection are 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 pre-ordering.

Seven Sorrows BVM Parish in Middletown will hold its annual fish fry, drive-thru only, on Fridays, February 16-March 22  from 5-8 p.m. Menu includes fish & chips, baked haddock, fried shrimp, pierogies, mac and cheese, fish sandwich, coleslaw and veggies. Four desserts will be available: chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, triple chocolate cake, lemon berry mascarpone cake and carrot cake. Service begins at 5:00 p.m. The school campus lot will only be accessible after 4:15 p.m. No call-in orders may be placed. 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. Delicious 2.8-ounce chocolate 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 the full menu (subject to change), visit

St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg will have its fish fry on Fridays, February 16-March 22 from 5-7 p.m. in the school gym. Fried or baked fish, crab cake dinners or pierogi dinners available for eat-in or take-out. All dinners are $12. Seafood dinners include choice of hot side (fries, baked potato or macaroni and cheese), cold side (choice of coleslaw or applesauce) plus drink and dessert. Pierogi dinner includes six homemade potato and cheese pierogi plus choice of cold side, drink and dessert.  Homemade frozen pierogi will be available for takeout for $12 per dozen.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Catawissa will have fish dinners on February 23, March 8 and March 22 from 3-6 p.m. February 23 features Yuengling beer-battered haddock sandwich with cheese, lettuce and tartar sauce for $6, haluski for $8 per quart, and pierogies with butter and onions (six for $4 or 12 for $7). March 8 features the beer-battered haddock sandwich for $6, a beer-battered haddock dinner with mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes and a roll for $14, pierogies with butter and onions (six for $4 or 12 for $7) and assorted baked goods for purchase. March 22 features beer-battered haddock dinner with baked potato with butter and sour cream, coleslaw and roll for $14, the beer-battered haddock sandwich for $6, pierogies with butter and onions (six for $4 or 12 for $7) and assorted baked goods for purchase. Pre-orders are strongly suggested. Call or text 570-336-4771.

Knights of Columbus Council 13692 of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Abbottstown will host Friday Lenten Dinners on February 23, March 1, March 8 and March 22 from 4:45-6:45 p.m. Eat-in or carry-out. Menu will include baked or fried fish, steamed shrimp, fried shrimp and crab cakes. Children’s menu includes fish sticks or fried fish. Meals include beverage, dessert and two of the following; applesauce, coleslaw, French fries, stewed tomatoes and mac and cheese. Fish meals are $10, shrimp meals are $10 and Crab Cake meals are $12. Kids’ meals are $5. Children 5 and under are free.

The Chambersburg Knights of Columbus will serve fish dinners on Fridays, February 16-March 29 from 5-7 p.m. at 336 East Garfield Street. Cost of $15 includes a choice of fish, two sides and a roll. Fish includes beer-battered haddock, crab cake or baked haddock. Sides are mac & cheese, French fries, stewed tomatoes and coleslaw. No substitutions. Pre-order by the deadline of Thursdays at 6 p.m. by calling 717-264-1666 (leave a message if no one answers). Orders will not be accepted via email. When ordering, provide your full name, phone number, time arrival in half-hour intervals between 5 and 7 p.m. and your order with choice of fish and two sides. Pick-up will be at the side door, and payment is cash only.

San Juan Bautista Parish in Lancaster will have its third annual Lenten Fish Fry Fridays on February 16-March 22 from noon-7 p.m. Cost $12 per meal.

The Knights of Columbus and The Christopher Club of Mount Carmel will have a fish dinner on Friday, March 8 from 4 p.m. until sold out. Dinner includes soup, fried haddock/cod, mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes and dessert: Donation is $12; eat-in or take-out. No smoking, per LCB regulations.

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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