Several area churches will start to host fish fries beginning Friday.

Lent 2019: Metro Atlanta churches hosting Friday fish fries

On March 6, 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, March 8 through April 12, 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, March 8 – April 12

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

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

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

Cost: $10 (adults), $8 (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, 

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, March 8 – April 12

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

Menu: Fish tacos, salad bar, baked tilapia, fried cod steamed green beans, French fries, pizza by the slice, sautéed zucchini/squash, apple sauce, cole slaw

Cost: $8 (adults), $6 (children) 

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

Info: 678-277-9424,

Catholic Church of St. Monica 

Date: Fridays, March 8 – April 12

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Menu: Baked 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, 

What is Lent? Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It started as a Christian commemoration of Jesus' sacrifice during his 40 days of fasting in the desert leading up to his crucifixion.  Mardi Gras is closely associated with Lent, since it falls right before Ash Wednesday. Today, many people have adopted the Christian custom of abstaining from certain foods, alcohol, etc., whether they affiliate with Christianity or not. Some religious leaders have said the practice of sacrific

St. John Neumann Catholic Church 

Date: Fridays, March 8 – April 12 

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,

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: $10 (adults), $5 (children)

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

Info: 678-393-0060,

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church

Date: Friday March 15 and April 12

Time: 5-8 p.m. 

Menu: Fried fish, baked salmon, fish tacos, quesadillas, hush puppies, French fries, mac and cheese, and cole slaw

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,

Saint Joseph Catholic Church 

Date: Fridays, March 8 – April 12

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: $10 (adults), $3 (children 3-13), free for children under three years old; family maximum will be $30.
Location: 87 Lacy St. NW, Marietta.

Info: 770-422-5633,

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,

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, March 8 – April 12

Time: 6 p.m.

Menu: Baked and breaded cod, coleslaw, hush puppies, fries, salad, and lemonade and water.

Cost: $10 (adult), $5 (children under 10 years old, children 2 and under free); $35 per family

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

Info: 770-475-4501,

St. Benedict Catholic Church

Date: Fridays, March 8 – April 12

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Menu: Choice of fried or baked cod, French fries or macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, Italian green beans, coleslaw or applesauce, iced tea or lemonade and cookies. 

Cost: $8 (adults), $4 (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,

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