2019 Lenten fish fries offer delicious fellowship

Clarion Herald

ALL SAINTS, Ash Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m., continuing every Friday through April 19. Menu on Ash Wednesday: fried fish, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, bread, cake, a drink. March 8, 15, 22: fried fish or eggplant casserole, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, bread, cake, a drink. March 29, April 5, 12: choice of fried fish or eggplant casserole or stuffed crab and macaroni and cheese, potato salad, bread, cake, drink. April 19: choice of fried fish, eggplant casserole, crawfish balls, crawfish jambalaya or stuffed crab, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, bread, cake, drink. 300 Ptolemy St., New Orleans (Algiers) behind church. Place orders: 368-0335.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, Knights of Columbus, Council 9623, March 6, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., under the Knights’ tent, 1809 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace. Adult plates:  two pieces of fish (fried or grilled), Cajun boiled corn, potatoes $10; child plates: one fried or grilled fish, Cajun boiled corn, potatoes, $8. Credit/debit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit the Rev. Benjamin Piovan Scholarship program. (985) 652-2615.

ST. CLETUS, Knights of Columbus Hall Council 8615-sponsored fish fries, March 6, 5-8 p.m., fish plates only with sides; desserts and drinks sold separately. Every Friday during Lent (March 8-April 12 same time):  fish, shrimp, oysters, salad, bread, white beans or fries. Prices vary; dessert, drinks sold separately. 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna, behind church. 201-4449.

Starting March 8

ST. ANSELM, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12. Drive-through begins at 4 p.m.; dine-in 5 p.m. Take-out available. Fried shrimp, catfish, soft-shelled crab, seafood gumbo, sides; child’s plate available. Prices vary; desserts sold. 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Stations of the Cross every Lenten Friday (except Good Friday), 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. (985) 845-7342. stanselmparish.org.

BLESSED FRANCIS X. SEELOS (Bywater), March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 5-7:30 p.m., parish hall. Plates: $10 adults with fried fish, two sides, bread, dessert; $5 for children with fried fish, one side, bread, dessert. Sides: macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw. Drinks sold. 3037 Dauphine St., New Orleans. 943-5566.

ST. MARK, March 8, 15, 22, 29. Fried fish, fried shrimp, half fish/shrimp or shrimp stew plates $9; Ama special plate with fried fish, shrimp and shrimp stew $12. Adult plates have coleslaw, bread, fries or potato salad; child’s plate has choice of fried fish, shrimp or shrimp stew with fries $5. Homemade desserts, soft drinks sold. In Father Cote Center, 175 St. Mark Ave., Ama. Call-in orders at 431-8506 at 4 p.m.; eat-in or take-out from 5-7 p.m.

HOLY NAME OF MARY, Algiers, fish fries sponsored by Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Council 1724, 5-8 p.m., March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12. Catfish plate $9; shrimp plate $11; shrimp and catfish plate $10; shrimp Creole $7; crawfish boulettes two for $1; dessert $1. Served with fries, choice of potato salad, green beans or coleslaw, bread; Dine in or take out. Benefits KC home insurance and KC charitable donations. 342 Olivier St., Algiers Point.

ST. MARGARET MARY, fish fries March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 5-8 p.m. Fish, macaroni and cheese, bread, vegetable. Shrimp pastas served select Fridays. Cost: $10 a plate. Drive-thru and take-out service. Girl Scouts sell desserts; Boy Scouts sell drinks. 1050 Robert Boulevard, Slidell. (985) 788-3985.

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday), March 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and again 5-7 p.m. Fried fish dinner $9; blackened fish dinner $10; shrimp and okra gumbo dinner $9; weekly specials such as shrimp and grits, fish cakes, shrimp Alfredo. All served with two sides, homemade school rolls. Other a-la-carte items sold. Eat in or use drive-thru. 6851 River Road, Waggaman, www.oloacatholicchurch.org, 436-4459, 300-3229.

ST. PETER COVINGTON, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 12906, every Lenten Friday beginning March 8 (excluding Good Friday), 5:30-8 p.m. $10. Eat in or take out. Crispy fried catfish, gulf shrimp, homemade potato salad, coleslaw, fries, French bread. Drinks, desserts sold (free Abita root beer refills). Online Fast Trac: https://kofc12906covington.org. Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7 p.m. Fish served in cafeteria, 130 E. Temperance St., Covington.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, De La Salle Council 3411, Lenten fish fries, March 8, 15, 29; April 5, 12 after 6 p.m. Dinners include fish and fries or crawfish pasta, coleslaw, vegetable, dessert, drink for $9 adult plate; $6 for children. Dine-in or take-out service. Stations of the Cross in St. Stephen Church, Napoleon Avenue at Magazine Street. Fish fries held in Mother Pauline Center, 4219 Constance St., New Orleans.  

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, Knights of Columbus Council 9347 fish fries every Lenten Friday March 8-April 12, 4 p.m. until sold out. Church parking lot facing West Metairie Avenue, drive-thru only. Catfish plates: four pieces of fish, potatoes, corn, a roll $9; crawfish pie plates have two pies, potatoes, corn, roll $9. New item: pints of shrimp etouffée and rice: $5. Boy Scout Troop 172 sells desserts. Stations of the Cross in church at 7 p.m. 466-4511, www.oldp.org.

GENTILLY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 2925, Lenten fish fry, every Friday during Lent March 8-April 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Two large catfish fillets, vegetables, potato salad, bread $12; sodas, desserts sold separately. Call in pre-orders: 606-4761. St. James Major, 3736 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans.

ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5,12 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Baked or fried fish, macaroni and cheese, tossed salad or potato salad, vegetables, bread, dessert, drink. $10. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. Parish hall, 5010 Piety Drive, New Orleans. Those donating new socks or travel-size toiletries for the homeless get free dessert. Large orders, call 282-0296.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, Father Peter Boerding Council 6357 Knights of Columbus fish fries, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 5:30-8 p.m. Catfish dinners $10; shrimp dinners $11; fish and shrimp combo $12; oyster dinners, fish and oyster combo or shrimp or oyster combo $13; catfish po-boys $9; shrimp po-boys $10; oyster po-boys $11. All plates include coleslaw, French bread and either fries or white beans. Sides: soup du jour $6.50; white beans and rice $4; French fries $1.50. Military members get a 10-percent discount. Soft drinks, desserts sold separately. $1 raffle. KC Hall, 9016 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse.

ST. GENEVIEVE, Knights of Columbus fish fries, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12. Fried fish, potato salad, peas, roll $10. St. Joseph Altar blessed March 18 after 6 p.m. Mass; reopens March 19, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 58203 Hwy. 433, Slidell. (985) 643-3832.

ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE, Knights of Columbus Council 9107, fish fries 5-8 p.m., with to-go orders starting at 4:30 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12. Fish dinner, shrimp dinner or combo dinner with fries, green beans, coleslaw, hush puppies, $10; gumbo $6; cheese pizza $2 a slice; soft drinks and water $1. 3101 Eton St., Algiers.

OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA, Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies’ Auxiliary  Unit 123, fish fries March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 includes fish, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, green peas, bread and dessert. April 19, the Ladies Guild will offer fish, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, peas, dessert and bread for $10 between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1835 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans.

Starting March 15

ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS, Lenten fish fry, March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $10 includes soda or bottled water. 3501 North Miro St., New Orleans. Advanced orders: 945-3186; fax orders to 945-9115. Delivery available (minimum of four dinners).

ST. ANN, Men’s Club annual seafood dinner, March 15, April 5, 6-8 p.m., cafeteria; 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie (dine in at Loveland Street entrance or drive-thru on Meadowdale). Shrimp or fish dinners $10, combo meal $12, served with potato salad, garlic bread. Seafood gumbo:  $5. StAnnMensClub@gmail.com.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, March 15, 29, April 12, 4 p.m. until all meals sold. Fried catfish with white beans, bread, salad; or seafood gumbo with potato salad. $10 a meal; drinks, desserts $1 each. Pickup or dine in. 15405 Hwy. 90, Paradis. (985) 758-2668.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, March 15, 22, 29, 5:30-8 p.m. Fish plate includes green beans, French fries, coleslaw for $8; drinks, desserts sold separately. Stations of the Cross, reconciliation 5 p.m. every Lenten Friday in church. 3368 Esplanade Ave.(cafeteria). www.olr-nola.org, 488-2659, office@olr-nola.org.

ST. RITA CATHOLIC SCHOOL Lenten fish fries: March 15, 22, 29; April 5. Fish, macaroni and cheese, peas, potato salad, cake, bread, drink. Location: cafeteria (dine-in or take-out). 65 Fontainebleau Drive, New Orleans. 866-1777.

ST. MARY MAGDALEN, Lenten seafood fries, March 15, 29, 5:30-8 p.m., fish and shrimp platters with hot potatoes, coleslaw, bread $9; crawfish pies (with shrimp base) $3 each; gumbo $4; cheese pizza slice $2; soft drinks, beer, to-go and drive-thru orders available. Cafeteria, 6421 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. 733-1433.

ST. RITA, Harahan, March 15, 29, 5-8 p.m., fried and broiled fish and shrimp, sides of corn, potatoes, dessert, $10 a plate (fish, shrimp or combo); kids’ cheese pizza $5 for two slices. Cafeteria, 194 Ravan Ave., Harahan. Outdoor movie weather permitting.

ST. BENILDE, March 15, April 12, 5 p.m. pre-sale; 5:45 p.m. general public. Eat in or take out. Adult fish plate $10 pre-sale; $11 door; child’s fried fish plate $6 pre-sale; $7 door; fish and shrimp combo (guaranteed presale only) $11 pre-sale; $12 door; soft shell crab plate (guaranteed pre-sale only) $11 pre-sale, $12 door; grilled redfish with shrimp cream sauce $11 pre-sale; $12 door; seafood muffuletta (pre-sale only) $8 half; $14 whole; crab and corn bisque $6; seafood gumbo $5; fish taco $6; Thai shrimp taco $6; cheese pizza slice $2; bread pudding with blueberry sauce $5; drinks/beer $1 or $3. 1901 Division St., Metairie.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, fish fry March 15 and March 29 sponsored by the Men’s Club STEAM. Drive-thru 5:30-7 p.m.; dine-in or take-out service 6-8 p.m., while supplies last. 4921 West Metairie Ave.,  Metairie. 888-0703.

MATER DOLOROSA, Knights of Columbus fish fries, March 15, 29; April 12,  5-8 p.m. $10 a plate includes two large pieces of fish, coleslaw, Jacques-Imo’s macaroni and cheese, fries, garlic bread, a drink. Dublin and Plum Streets (church backyard), New Orleans.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES, Men’s Club fish fry, March 15, 29; April 15, 5-8 p.m. Fried fish, fried shrimp, Baked Fish OLL “Ooh La La” with sautéed shrimp served with crab-boiled smashed potatoes, salad, roll, dessert. Prices vary. Cheese pizza slices: $2. Drinks sold. Dine-in or drive-thru service. Various seafood dishes offered March 22-24 at the OLL Bayou Bash Fair. Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. with Mass at 6:30 p.m. every Lenten Friday. Msgr. Frank Lipps Gym, 345 Westchester Place, Slidell.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, fish fries March 15, 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fried fish dinners with drink, dessert: $10 adults; child’s dinner with fried fish or cheese pizza, beverage, dessert, $5. Dine in or take out. Lycée Francais cafeteria (enter from parking lot behind school and church on Constance Street between Eleonore and State streets).  891-4479.

Starting March 22 or 29

ST. ANGELA MERICI, fish fries, March 22, 29, April 12, 5-9 p.m. Adult fried fish dinners $9; child fried fish $7; grilled fish dinners $11; fried shrimp plates $13; seafood gumbo $5; cheese pizzas or fries, $2. Drive-thru available. 835 Melody Drive, Metairie; 835-0324. 

BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL, fish fry March 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m., dine in or take out.  4401 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, Benson Mall. Dine- in or take-out.  www.brothermartin.com, 283-1561.

April 5 only

ST. JOSEPH/ST. ANTHONY ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY, fish fry, April 5, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church and Shrine cafeteria, 610 6th St., Gretna. Mass and stations at 6:30 p.m.

ST. MARTHA CHURCH, fish fry April 5, 5:30-7 p.m., 2555 Apollo Drive, Harvey. Fried catfish, fries, Houston’s famous coleslaw, homemade sweet cornbread. Adults $10, children $8. Dine in or take out.  To preorder: text (504) 460-4319 before 5 p.m. with your name, number of plates, pickup time desired. Stations of the Cross in church at 6 p.m. every Lenten Friday from March 8-April 19. On April 19, the Passion will be read at 3 p.m.

SACRED HEART CHURCH, Knights Lenten fish fry, April 5,12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and again 5-7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Fish or shrimp, salad, vegetable, bread and dessert $8; combo fish and shrimp plates $9; shrimp only $10. Rouquette Hall (church grounds), 28088 Main St., Lacombe. (985) 882-5229.

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