Delmarva Churches Recognize Lent: Fish Fry and Lenten Dinners
“Bigger than Your Plate” fish platters, fried shrimp dinners and yyster stew.
Hungry yet? These options are all meals Catholics are able to eat on Fridays during Lent.
Catholics are required to abstain from eating meat on both Good Friday and each Friday in Lent, making fish a common substitute for meat-based meals.
This tradition is typical throughout the United States and it is a tradition Delmarva churches have been known to participate in.
Here’s the list:
(Note— Events are on Wednesdays & Fridays)
St. Francis de Sales Fish Fry, Salisbury, Md.- http://visitstfrancis.org/upcomingevents.html
The dinner will feature a “Bigger than Your Plate” fish platter, fried shrimp platter and a seafood platter, including 10-ounce breaded haddock, four fried shrimp and two sides. Dinner sides include green beans, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw and potatoes.
The event will be held on Feb. 19 & March 4, 4- 7 p.m.
Fish dinners range from $5-12.
Address: 535 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801
St. Mary Star of the Sea Fish Fry, Ocean City, Md.- http://stmarystaroftheseaocmd.com/
The dinner will feature fried cod, french fries, salad, rolls, homemade coleslaw, macaroni & cheese, as well as a light dessert.
The event is open to the public Feb. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12.
Address: 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD, 21842
St. Joseph Parish Lenten Dinner, Middletown, Del.- http://www.kofc6543.org/
The dinner will feature fried haddock, baked seasoned talapia, macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, roasted potatoes, dinner rolls and light desserts.
The event is open to the public Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 4 and March 11, 5:30- 7:15 p.m.
The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, and children 10 and under eat free.
Address: 371 E. Main St., Middletown, DE 19709
Our Lady of Lourdes Fish Fry, Seaford, Del. – http://www.ollseaford.org/
The dinner will feature your choice of baked breaded flounder or vegetable lasagna, fresh vegetables, scalloped potatoes or baked macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, homemade soup, beverage and dessert.
The event is open to the public 4-7 p.m., every Friday from Feb. 12 through March 18.
The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10.
Address: 532 East Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973
St. Philip’s Lenten Dinner, Laurel, Del. – http://www.dioceseofdelaware.net/saint-philips-laurel/
The Lenten dinner includes homemade soup, bread, coffee and iced tea.
The event is open to the public every Wednesday, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a service following dinner from 7-8 p.m. about the “7 Last Words of Christ.”
The event is free to the public.
Address: 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
If you would like your fish fry or lenten dinner included, Lauren Holloway at email@example.com. Please be sure to include full details about the event.