Fish Fry Fridays Around the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, by Amy Hall
March 2, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tn. — Whether it’s fried, baked or blackened, it’s all about that fish every Friday at parishes across the Diocese of Memphis during Lent.
Chances are you either have a fish fry at your parish or you have one near you. A Friday fish fry is a great time to meet parishioners and community members, enjoy a meal with those who are working hard to serve up some good eats and be in solidarity with those who are also on this 40-day journey of prayer, self-awareness and sacrifice.
Most parishes also offer Stations of the Cross led by parishioners or the clergy following the fish fry. Inquire about this this popular Lenten devotion, started by St. Francis of Assisi, to further delve into discovering the unconditional love of Christ during your Lenten journey.
Here is a partial list of the Fish Fry’s in our diocese:
St. Ann Catholic Church
6529 Stage Rd, Bartlett, TN 38134
Stations of the Cross begins at 5:30pm in the Chapel. The Knights of Columbus sponsor a Fish Fry on March 6, March 27 and April 3, from 6-7 PM in the school cafeteria.
In advance: $8 Adults/$4 Kids (under 10)/Family Max—$30 (2 adults + kids)
AT THE DOOR PRICE: $9 Adults/$5 Kids (under 10)/Family Max—$30 (2 adults + kids)
St. Brigid Catholic Church
7801 Lowrance Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38125
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM dinners are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on Fridays during Lent with the exception of Good Friday (which isn’t technically Lent). Stations of the Cross begin at 7:00 PM. Adoration is held immediately following the Stations of the Cross.
$8 for Adults, $3 for Children, no family pays more than $25.
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
4851 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Fish Fry Every Friday during Lent. 5:30-7:00 PM, in the Cafeteria.
Adults $10; Children $5; Family $35
WEEKLY MENU: We hand bread our fried fish here, add a little something special to our homemade hush puppies, hand cut our homemade French fries from fresh potatoes, create a shrimp rice pilaf, season our green beans, and sprinkle a little lemon pepper or Cajun seasoning on our baked fish. We serve tea, lemonade, and fresh baked cookies with your fish dinner. In a hurry and can’t stay, you can get it to go!
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 1695 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus; Dinner held in Marian Hall.
$10.00 for adults; Children $6; max $35 per family. Stations of the Cross follow the fish fry.
WEEKLY MENU: Fried and Baked Catfish, Cheese Pizza, French Fries, Slaw, Salad, Green Beans, Hushpuppies, Beer $3, Wine $4
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
1303 E. Reelfoot Ave, Union City, TN 38261
The first of three Knights of Columbus Fish fries will be every Friday in Lent from 5-7 PM.
Adults $9, children under 6 Free. Children ages 6-12, $5. Family of 5 or more $40.00.
Catholic Church of the Incarnation
360 Bray Station Rd, Collierville, TN 38017
The Knights of Columbus host a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent from 5 – 7PM. Stations of the Cross start at 7 PM.
$10.00 per Adult / $5 per Child / $45 Family
WEEKLY MENU: Beer Battered Fish, Southern Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Vegetables, Pizza, Mac&Cheese, French Fries, Baked Potatoes, Hush Puppies, Salad,, Coleslaw, Soup, Drinks, Dessert
St. Louis Catholic Church
203 S White Station Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
The St. Louis Men’s Club will hold Lenten fish fries on Friday, February 28, March 20, and April 3, at 5:30 PM in the Dining Hall.
Adult catfish plate is $10; child’s catfish plate is $5; cheese pizza is $5.
MENU: Fried catfish, Hushpuppies, French Fries, Cole slaw, Desserts and cold beverages will be served.
Cheese pizza will be available for children.
Catholic Church of the Nativity
5955 St. Elmo Bartlett, TN 38135
Different ministries sponsor “Soup and Salad” meals for fellowship after the Stations of the Cross each Friday of Lent. Stations begin at 6:30 with the meal to follow at 7 PM. Occasionally, one of the groups may sponsor a fish fry, instead of soup and salad, but it is not every week.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
8151 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138
The OLPH Men’s Club sponsors a weekly Lenten Fish Fry every Friday of Lent. They serve from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
$11.00/$5.00 for pizza.
St. William Catholic Church
4932 Easley St, Millington, TN 38053
Fish Fry Every Friday during Lent. 5:00-6:30 pm, in the Family Life Center
Adults $8; Children ages 6-12 $6; kids 5 and under are free
St. Francis of Assisi
Lenten FISH Supper Nights are Fridays, Feb. 28, March 20 and April 3rd
MENU: Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Hush Puppies, Green Beans, Salad, Cheese Pizza, Tea, Desserts for sale by Youth Group
St. Mary’s, 155 Market Ave, Memphis, TN 38105
Lenten Fish Fry’s are each Friday of Lent from 5:30-7:00 and the cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Included – fried catfish, hush puppies, fries and coleslaw. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Resurrection Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry 2020, 5475 Newberry Ave, Memphis 38115
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 10327
Join us for Lenten Fish Fry every Friday at 5:30 PM in Family Life Center Gymnasium
Cost: $8 per person Children Ages 6-12 $5.00
Children Age 5 & under eat FREE
Followed by + Stations of the Cross & Benediction at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
St. Philip the Apostle Lenten Fish Fry Dinners
Join us for Lenten Fish Fry every Friday at 5:00 – 6:45 PM in Family Life Center Gymnasium
Cost: $10 for Adults, Children Ages 4-12 $5.00
Children Age 3 & under eat FREE
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1665 Hwy. 45 By-Pass, Jackson TN 38305
Knights of Columbus – Lenten Fish Fry in Holy Family Hall – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
March 6 & 27 and April 3
All You Can Eat – Catfish, White Beans, Fries, Hushpuppies, Coleslaw, Dessert, Lemonade, and Tea
For Only – $8.00 – 5 & Under Free and $40.00 max per Family
Stations of the Cross starts at 7:00 p.m.
Ascension Catholic Church
Fish fry March 27 at 6:30pm