Thursday, September 21, 2023

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.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus Council 15137 in Harrisburg will have Lenten fish dinners every Friday beginning February 24 through March 31 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the community center, located in the basement of the church. Featured dinner choices are beer-battered haddock, lightly seasoned oven-baked cod, or large breaded shrimp (two-item combo plates available). Half portions and fish sticks are available for the kids. Dinners include fresh coleslaw, choice of homemade mac & cheese, baked potato or French fries, beverage, and dessert. Adult dinners are $12, and kids’ meals are $6. Take-outs are available. Proceeds enable our Council to support the needs of our parish and parish community. Handicap accessible ramp is located on Woodbine Street.

St. Matthew’s Knights of Columbus Council 15351 in Dauphin will sponsor its Lenten fish dinners on Fridays March 3 and March 31 from 4-6 p.m. at the Parish Activity Center. Take-out meals will also be available. The menu is as follows: crab cake dinner, $17; crab cake/haddock combo dinner, $15; haddock dinner, $13; children’s menu of cheese pizza, $2. The meal includes fish, roll, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce and a drink. Homemade pierogis will be available, 3 for $3 or a dozen for $7. Homemade desserts made by the Women’s Guild will be available at an extra cost.

St. Peter Parish in Columbia will have its Lenten fish fry in the parish center each Friday from February 24 through March 31, from 4-6:30 p.m. Dine-in or take-out. Menu includes platters of one or two crab cakes, baked cod, fried fillet of fish, fried shrimp, fish sticks, fried scallops, fried oysters and breaded fried clam strips. Macaroni and cheese, French fries, stewed tomatoes, a vegetable, coleslaw, and a dinner roll are included in the price of the platter. Platters range from $9-$20. À la carte items are a crab cake sandwich, a fried fish fillet sandwich, an oyster sandwich, French fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw and cheesy bread sticks with marinara sauce. Quarts and pints of homemade soups are cream of crab on March 10 and 31, Manhattan clam chowder on March 3, potato on February 24 and March 17 and minestrone on March 24 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 the 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.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Catawissa will have Lenten food sales March 3, 17 and 31 from 3-6 p.m. Walk in or pre-order. March 3 is Yuengling beer-battered haddock sandwich and homemade haluski and pierogies with butter and onions. March 17 is beer-battered haddock sandwich and/or Yuengling beer-battered haddock dinner with scalloped potatoes, green beans and roll; pierogies with butter and onions; baked goods available. March 31 is Yuengling beer-battered haddock sandwich, Yuengling beer-battered haddock dinner with mac and cheese, coleslaw and roll; pierogies with butter and onions; baked goods available. To pre-order, call 570-336-4771.

St. Theresa Parish Knights of Columbus in New Cumberland will host their annual Lenten fish fry on Friday, March 17 in the school cafeteria from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, menu includes baked or beer-batter cod fillets with baked potato/coleslaw/roll. $5 for children (under 12), with a menu of fish/fries or pizza. Free drinks include coffee or a cold dink (lemonade or iced tea). Our famous fish fry milkshakes and desserts will be sold à la carte.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall will serve Lenten fish dinners every Wednesday through April 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the parish hall. Adult dinners are baked or fried fish, fried shrimp or chicken tenders, coleslaw or applesauce, baked potato or French fries, and a homemade dessert for $12. Children’s dinners are chicken tenders will all the fixings for $6. Drive-through and take-out options.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Quarryville will serve fish dinners on February 24 and March 3 and 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Fresh salmon and a white fish, like cod or haddock. All fish is baked, and meals include two sides, dessert and drinks. Cost of the meal is $12 for adults, $7 for children.

St. Ann Byzantine Parish in Harrisburg will serve Lenten dinners on Wednesdays in Lent at St. Ann Byzantine Parish in Harrisburg. Hot fish dinners and frozen perohi and kielbasa will be for sale. The dinners will be available to eat-in or take-out from 4-6:30 p.m. The fish dinners are $12 and include baked haddock, perohi (two), haluski, green beans and a drink. St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus are hosting the dinners. Perohi and smoked kielbasa will be for sale, frozen, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The perohi will be sold by the package for $6 and have fillings of potato and cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune and farmer cheese. The smoked kielbasa will be available in rings for $6 each. These will be offered on Wednesdays during the Lenten dinners on February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon on February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and April 1. There is no sale on March 25. Cash, personal checks and credit/debit cards will be accepted. Visit or 717-652-1415.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola is hosting six dinners during Lent, eat-in or take-out, February 24 and March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 4-7 p.m. Menu includes seasoned baked cod, church-made baked macaroni & cheese, church-made pierogies, fresh church-made crab cakes, veggie, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, roll, brownie and bottled water. Baked fish and fish & pierogi dinners are $15, macaroni & cheese and pierogi dinners are $13, fresh crab cake(s) $20/$25. Children $6 any meal. Visit the parish website for order forms and updates,

St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg will have fish fry Fridays beginning February 24 through March 31 from 5-7 p.m. Fried or baked fish, or crab cake dinners available for eat-in or take-out. All dinners only $12, including coleslaw, choice of baked potato, French fries or macaroni and cheese, plus drink and dessert. Homemade frozen pierogi will be available for take-out only.

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg will host its 12th annual Lenten fish fry Dinners on Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 5-7 p.m. at 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, 845-325-5916, or visit or for more information, menu and updates. No reservations are required. If Gettysburg schools are closed or a remote learning day is announced due to inclement weather, the fish fry is canceled for that date.

Knights of Columbus Council 1530 of St. Joseph Parish in Dallastown will have their annual Lenten fish fry dinners every Friday evening in March from 5-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the parish center. The menu consists of a fish sandwich, French fries, coleslaw and beverage for $10. Kids’ menu is fish sticks, French fries, applesauce and a beverage for $5. Dine-in or take-out.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Elysburg will have Lenten fish dinners February 24, March 10 and March 24 from 4-5:30 p.m., or until sold out. Take-out only. Cost of $11 includes two baked haddock fillets prepared in butter & lemon, parsley potatoes, creamy coleslaw, green beans and fruit cup.

The Mater Dei Knights of Columbus Council 17914 in Harrisburg will have a fish fry each of the Fridays in Lent following the 6:30 p.m. Mass at St. Lawrence. $10 buys a plate with fried fish, French fries, mac and cheese, and salad. To-go options are available and can be scheduled in advance. Food pickup/dining area access is via the double doors on Buttonwood Street at the entrance to the school building. For more information or to place an order, please e-mail

St. Bernadette Parish in Duncannon will have Lenten fish dinners, February 24, March 10 and March 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. Fish fillet (baked cod or fried haddock), French fries, green beans, roll, applesauce and dessert for $15. Eat-in or take-out. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 8151.

Knights of Columbus Council 13110 of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg will have a fish fry March 10 and 23 from 5-7 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg is hosting Lenten fish dinners starting February 24 and every Friday in Lent from 4-6:30 p.m. Eat-in or take-out.

St. Joan of Arc Parish Knights of Columbus in Hershey will host a fish fry on February 24 and March 10 in the parish social hall at the Areba Campus from 5-8 p.m.

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Lykens will have its weekly Friday fish fry during the Lenten season, February 24 through March 31. No fish fry on Good Friday, April 7. The menu will include a variety of seafood, both baked and fried. The church social hall will be open for diners each Friday from 4-7 p.m. For take-out orders, please call 717-453-9931.

Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra will have its Lenten fish fry on Fridays, February 24 through March 31 from 3-7 p.m. Baked or fried cod fillets for $15, crab cake dinners ($13 for one cake, $17 for two), fried shrimp dinner for $12, fried clams dinner for $12 and pierogi dinner for $9. Dinners include French fries (except the pierogi dinner), dinner roll, dessert and choice of coleslaw or applesauce. Sides include crab cake, French fries, pierogi, New England clam chowder, mac and cheese.

St. Peter Parish in Elizabethtown will offer take-out-only fish dinners every Friday during Lent beginning February 24, excluding Good Friday. Drive-by fish fry dinner includes beer-battered haddock fillet with a roll, coleslaw, applesauce, fresh cut French fries and a desert for $12.50. Dinners will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross will take place at 7 p.m.

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Middletown will hold its annual fish fry, drive-thru only, beginning Friday, February 24, and continuing weekly through March 31, from 5-8 p.m. The menu includes fish & chips, baked haddock, fried shrimp, pierogies, mac and 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 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

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill will have its Lenten fish fry in the parish hall each Friday from February 24 through March 31, from 4-6:30 p.m. Dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru. Dine-in and take-out menu includes platters of 8oz baked cod or 8oz breaded fried cod, your choice of one hot side (French fries, baked potato, or macaroni and cheese), and your choice of one cold side (coleslaw or applesauce). Fish platters are $15. Pierogi platters are available with your choice of applesauce or coleslaw for $9. Kids’ meals (12 and under ONLY) include chicken nuggets, applesauce, and your choice of French fries or macaroni and cheese. Check out our weekly specials: March 3 (fried clam strips platter), March 10 (shrimp platter), March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day specials), March 24 (Captains Platter), March 31 (Sampler Platter). Beverage, dessert and a dinner roll are included in the price of all platters. All entrees and sides are available a la carte. A special limited drive-thru menu is available. Drive-thru orders must be pre-ordered online at or by calling our fish fry line, 717-980-3620. New this year – each purchased adult meal is entered into a raffle each week for a gift card! All proceeds are used to fund various activities in the parish.

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Berwick will have its annual fish fry on Fridays during Lent from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Baked or fried fish, potato, French fries, corn, mac & cheese, baked beans, chicken tenders, shrimp and desserts.

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York will have its annual Lenten seafood dinner fundraiser beginning Friday, February 24 and continuing every Friday through March 31 from 4-6 p.m. in the parish center dining room. To see the menu, please visit the parish website at Stations of the Cross will begin at 7:15 p.m. on the same Fridays.

The Knights of Columbus in Chambersburg will have their Friday fish fry February 24-April 7 from 5-7 p.m. at 336 Garfield Street. Dinner includes choice of fish, two sides and a roll for $15. Menu features beer-battered haddock, beer-battered shrimp, baked haddock, mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw and green beans. Pre-order by Thursday at 5 p.m. to or call 717-264-1666 with your full name, phone number, arrival time, fish selection and two sides (no extras available). Pick up by entering the lot off Garfield Street and pulling up to the side door. Cash only.

The Father Daley Council 4191 of the Knights of Columbus of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Ephrata will have their Lenten fish fry dinner at the Father Jackson Center every Friday from February 24-March 24. Two four-ounce Yuengling-battered cod fillets, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and pudding for $7. Dinner served from 5:30-7 p.m., prior to Confession and Stations of the Cross.

St. Cecilia Parish in Lebanon will serve Lenten fish dinners on Fridays March 3-31 from 4-7 p.m. in the hall at 120 E. Lehman Street. Baked or fried fish, baked potato or French fries, pepper cabbage and roll for $12. Eat-in or take-out.

Knights of Columbus Council 8891 of St. John the Baptist Parish in New Freedom is sponsoring Lenten Dinners on March 3, 17 and 31 from 4-7 p.m. in Father Capitani Social Hall (adjacent to the school). Dine-in or carry out. Hand panko-breaded fried fish dinner ($13), fried jumbo shrimp dinner ($13), baked Phillips jumbo lump crab cake dinner ($17). All dinners include green beans, coleslaw and dinner roll. A la carte items: baked potato ($3), mac & cheese ($4), French fries ($3), mozzarella sticks with marinara on the side ($3), small pasta with marinara or butter ($3). Free drinks available for dine-in, BYOB. Menu available at

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