All Saints Catholic Church served more than 8,000 meals during the Lent season in 2015. Photo credit: All Saint’s Catholic Church

12 Catholic Churches that are hosting Friday fish fries during Lent

Today marks Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the Lenten season. Because of this, many people might be wondering where they can go for a good fish fry on Friday.

It’s a common religious practice for Catholics who are observing Lent to abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the 40-day period. Starting this week and going through Good Friday (March 25) in select locations, many Catholic Churches will be hosting fish fries to help people adhere to this.

Some of these local fish fries are small affairs, but others are pretty elaborate efforts.

BJ Van Gundy has been helping his church, All Saints Catholic Church, host Lenten fish fries for several years now.

According to him, the church sold more than 8,000 meals in seven nights in 2015.

At Saint Brigid Catholic Church, people wanting to obtain a fish plate to go can utilize a drive-thru service.

Van Gundy said church fish fries not only help people abstain from eating meat on Fridays, it also allows them to have some fun.

“It makes [sacrificing during Lent] a social and community thing,” he said.

We’ve compiled a list of a few local churches that will offer a variety of fish options for dine in and takeout throughout Lent.

All Saints Catholic Church

Dates: Feb. 10 and Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 18

Times: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Menu: fried fish, fried shrimp, broiled fish, broiled salmon, French fries, roasted potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, hush puppies, clam chowder

Prices: $8 - $9 (adult meals), $4 (kids meals), $1 (side items), $2 (clam chowder)

Additional Info: Senior (ages 60 and up) discount is $1 per dinner from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: gym at All Saints Catholic Church, 2443 Mt Vernon Road, Atlanta


St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 25

Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Menu: fried cod, baked tilapia with pesto, Shrimp poppers, macaroni and cheese, French fries, steamed vegetables, salad, dinner rolls, ice cream, iced tea, lemonade and coffee

Prices: $8 (adults), $5 (children under 12 years old), $30 (family maximum), $1 (ice cream) Additional Info: Stations of the Cross to follow at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

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


St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 18

Times: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Menu: fried catfish, baked tilapia, fish sticks, salad, pasta, green beans, baked potatoes, fries/tots, tea, lemonade and other drinks

Prices: $8 (adults), $5 (children), $25 (family maximum)

Location: St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 636 W Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur


Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church

Dates: Feb. 12, 26 and March 11

Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Menu: fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, salad, French Fries and dessert, tea, lemonade and water (included in meal price); beer and wine are available for a donation

Prices: $10 (adults), $5 (children under 12 years old), free (children under 5 years old)

Location: school cafeteria at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 2885 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta


Catholic Church of St. Monica

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 18

Times: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Menu: fried fish, baked fish, shrimp, fish tacos (3), grilled salmon, green beans, coleslaw, French fries, oven roasted potatoes, spaghetti with marinara, macaroni and cheese, dessert, water, tea, lemonade

Prices: $8 (adults), $ 4 (children under 12 years old), free (children under 3 years old), $10 (salmon entrée), $4 (additional entrée to meal)

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


Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 18

Times: 6:30 p.m. (after 6 p.m. mass)

Menu: baked and fried fish, fried shrimp, tater tots, hush puppies, roasted vegetables, coleslaw

Prices: $10 (adults), $5 (children 2 years old and older), free (children under 2 years old)

Additional Info: RSVP by Tuesday each week at (under “event sign up”)


Location: McDonough Hall at 4465 Northside Dr., Atlanta


St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 18

Times: 5 p.m. – 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

Prices: $8.50 - $9 (adults), $4 (children)

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


St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 - March 18

Times: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Menu: fried white fish, baked tilapia, grilled salmon, fried shrimp, crab cakes, grilled cheese or fish sandwiches, shrimp bisque, French fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, salad, green beans, corn on the cob and hush puppies, desserts

Prices: $8 - 11 (adults), $4 - $6 (children under 12 years old), free (macaroni and cheese for children under 4 years old) Additional Info: raffle tickets sold for prizes, including a flat screen TV; drawing held at last fish fry

Location: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 319 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville

Info: 770-963-8992

St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church

Dates: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Times: Feb. 12 – March 18

Menu: fried white fish, grilled salmon, grilled mahi-mahi, fried shrimp, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, seafood salad, clam chowder, baked potatoes, onion rings, macaroni and cheese, meatless pasta dish with garlic bread, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, canned soft drinks and desserts

Prices:  $8 - $13 (adults), $3 - $6 (children), $25 (family meal), free (macaroni and cheese for children ages 4 and under) 

Location: St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church, 85 Gloster Road, Lawrenceville

Info: 770-318-4705

St. Michael of the Archangel Church

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 18

Times: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Menu: varies each week

Prices: $8 (adults) $5 (children, ages 5-12), free (children, ages 4 and under), $25 (family rate for a household of four or more)

Location: 490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

Info: 678-231-2998

Saint Brigid Catholic Church

Dates: Fridays, Feb. 12 – March 18

Times: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

Prices: $11-$15 (adults), $5 (children), $7 (additional entrée item), $4 (clam chowder), $2 (additional side item), $4 (beer and wine), $1 (soft drinks)

Location: 3400 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek


St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church

Dates: Feb. 19 and March 11

Times: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Menu: fried fish, baked salmon, cheese quesadillas, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese

Prices: $8 (adults), $5 (children), $25 (family maximum)

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


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