Whether you celebrate Lent (the season of penance and prayer before Easter) or not, tis the season for Fish Frys!
What is a fish fry, you ask?
As defined on Wikipedia, they “are very common in the Midwestern and northeastern regions of the United States. This is especially true for predominantly Roman Catholic communities on Fridays during Lent, when regulations call for abstinence from most meat products.”
There’s a great article in the Frederick News Post, titled, “You Don’t Have to Be Catholic To Enjoy Lenten Fish Frys”.
The author even reviews one that she enjoyed!
Lent 2020 begins on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 and ends on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
However, be sure to check each church’s link (provided) to confirm dates and times.
Some churches don’t offer dinners every Friday during Lent.
Local Fish Frys
Here in Frederick County, we have several Fish Fry’s offered!
They are typically offered every Friday throughout Lent.
I’ve listed them below in no particular order.
Click on the highlighted link for more information!
1. St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church
Fridays, 5pm to 7:30pm.
Group discounts and take-out service is available.
Click here for more info.
2. St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church Fish Frys
St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church – located in Buckeystown.
All-you-can-eat on Fridays, 5pm to 8pm.
3. St. Peter’s Church Lent Fish Frys
St. Peter’s Church in Libertytown – located in Union Bridge; gluten-free options!; carry-out is also available!
Fridays, 5pm to 7pm.
4. Saint Ignatius of Loyola Fish Frys
Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Ijamsville MD – proceeds benefit a local Boy Scout Troop!; carry-out is available!
Fridays, 5pm to 8pm.
5. Holy Family Catholic Community Lent Fish Frys
Soup Suppers on 3/6/2020 and 3/20/2020 at 6 PM.
Fish Frys on 3/13/2020 and 3/27/2020 starting at 5 PM.
See their calendar at www.thepastorate.com/calendar for more information.
6. Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ – For Members & Their Friends Only
They are offering 2 public fish fry events.
More information here.
7. Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Fridays in March, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Click here for more details.
With the exception of # 6, you don’t have to be a member of a church to attend one of these Fish Fry’s, and you don’t have to be a Christian either.
If you’d like some good home-cooked food, consider bringing your family for a special meal out!
If you know of any Fish Fry’s in Frederick County that I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments below!
For fish recipes you can make at home, click on over to:
- Easter Bunny Cake Recipe Like Mom Used to Make - April 12, 2019
- Lennar Homes Review: Westview South in Frederick, Md - November 28, 2017
- Le Parc Bistro Restaurant: A Hidden Gem in Frederick, Md - February 7, 2017