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Lent 2018: Catholic churches hosting Friday fish fries


On Feb. 14, many people will celebrate Ash Wednesday, which will mark the beginning of the Lenten season. Since it’s a common religious practice for Catholics who are observing Lent to abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the 40-day period, Christians may be wondering where to go for a fish fry. From Friday, Feb. 16 through March 23, numerous Catholic churches will host a fish fry to help people adhere to this.

The following 10 metro Atlanta churches will offer a variety of fish options for dine-in and takeout throughout Lent.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, Feb. 16 – March 23 

Time: 6-7:30 p.m. 

Menu: Feb. 16 – fried and broiled fish, fried shrimp, french fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw

Feb. 23 – fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, shrimp and grits, rolls or French bread and coleslaw 

March 2 – fried and broiled fish, fried shrimp, french fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw

March 9 – Latin night menu will feature cheese enchiladas, rice and beans, fried fish, french fries and hush puppies
March 16 – fried and broiled fish, fried shrimp, french fries, hush puppies, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw

March 23 – seafood gumbo, fried fish, french fries and hush puppies

Drinks options will be water, tea and lemonade; wine and beer will be available with a donation.

Cost: $12 (adults), $10 (seniors) and $5 (children) Dine-in or take-out available. 

Location: School cafeteria at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 2885 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta.

Info: 404-636-1418, ihmatlanta.org 

 

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, Feb. 16 – March 23 

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Menu: Fried cod, baked tilapia with pesto, shrimp poppers, macaroni and cheese, french fries, steamed vegetables, dinner rolls, ice cream, iced tea, lemonade and coffee; a salad bar will be available as well.

Cost: $8 (adults), $6 (children) 

Location: Parish Hall at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 11330 Woodstock Road, Roswell.

Info: 678-277-9424, stpeterchanel.org

Catholic Church of St. Monica 

Date: Fridays, Feb. 16 – March 23

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Menu: Bake and fried fish, shrimp, pasta and shrimp (premier entrée), green beans, coleslaw, french fries, pasta with marinara sauce, pierogis, water, tea and lemonade. Free dessert while supplies last.

Cost: $10 (adults, premier entrée), $8 (adults), $4 (additional entrée), $4 (children three to 12 years old), free (children under 3 years old). Take-out available.

Location: St. Augustine Hall at Catholic Church of St. Monica, 1700 Buford Highway, Duluth.

Info: 678-584-9947, saintmonicas.com 

 

St. John Neumann Catholic Church 

Date: Fridays, Feb. 16 – March 23 

Time: 5-8 p.m. 

Menu: Fried fish, baked fish, fried shrimp, fish nuggets, grilled shrimp, fish and shrimp skewers, clam chowder, hush puppies, cheese quesadilla, macaroni and cheese, french fries, coleslaw, salad, desserts and beverages 

Cost: $8.50 and up (adults), $4 (children) 

Location: Reynolds Hall at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 801 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn.

Info: 770-923-6633, sjnlilburn.com

 

Saint Brigid Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, Feb. 16 – March 23

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Menu: Baked tilapia, baked salmon, fried shrimp, fried fish, fish sandwich, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, french fries, green beans, hush puppies and clam chowder

Cost: $11 - $15 (adults), $5 (children), $7 (additional entrée item), $4 (clam chowder), $2 (additional side item), $4 (beer and wine), $1 (soft drinks); baked desserts will be available a la carte

Location: Corbett Hall at Saint Brigid Catholic Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. 

Info: 678-393-0060, saintbrigid.org/fish

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, Feb. 23 – March 23

Time: 5:30-8 p.m. 

Menu: Fried fish, baked salmon, fish tacos, quesadillas, hush puppies, french fries, coleslaw and macaroni and cheese. The preschool will also host a bake sale.

Cost: Advance online ticket prices are $8 (adults), $5 (children four to 13 years old), family maximum of $35. Tickets purchased at the door will be $10 (adults), $5 (children four to 13 years old), family maximum of $40. Donations will be accepted for beer and wine.

Location: School cafeteria at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 7171 Glenridge Dr., Atlanta.

Info: 770-394-3896, stjudeatlanta.net

 

Saint Joseph Catholic Church 

Date: Fridays, Feb. 23 – March 23

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Menu: Fried, baked and blackened fish, fish tacos, clam chowder soup, french fries, hush puppies, green beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, ice tea and lemonade; adult beverages will also be available

Cost: $9 (adults), $7 (teens 13 – 17 years old) $5 (children three to 12 years old), free for children under three years old; family maximum will be $25 (two adults and three or more children) or $35 (two adults and three or more teenagers)
Location: 87 Lacy St. NW, Marietta.

Info: 770-422-5633, saintjosephcc.org

 

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, Feb. 23 – March 23

Time: 6 p.m.

Menu: Baked and fried fish, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, salad, french fries, lemonade and water

Cost: $10 (adult), $5 (children under 10 years old), free for children two and under; $35 maximum per family

Location: Marist Hall at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 1350 Hearst Dr. NE, Atlanta.

Info: 404-261-7181, olachurch.org

 

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, Feb. 23 – March 23

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Menu: Baked and fried fish, popcorn shrimp, penne pasta, green beans, french fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese; desserts will be provided by Alpine Bakery

Cost: $9 (adult), $8 (seniors over 60 years old), $5 (children under 12 years old); $25 (two adults and all children under 12 years old)

Location: Parish Hall at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 535 Rucker Road, Alpharetta. 

Info: 770-475-4501, sta.org

 

St. Benedict Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, Feb. 23 – March 23

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Menu: Fried cod, baked tilapia, french fries macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, iced tea, lemonade and cookies

Cost: $7 (adults), $3 (children under 12 years old), $30 maximum family price (immediate family members); chowder and specialty desserts will be available for $2 each

Location: 11045 Parsons Road, Duluth.

Info: 770-442-5903, stbenedict.net


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