Parishes Announce Take-Out Fish Lunches/Dinners


By Justin Kirkland

Bishop Mark is permitting parishes to sponsor fish lunches/dinners this Lent, but only in the format of take-out service. There is to be no indoor dining, according to his directives, and anyone who assists in food preparation and serving must be screened by temperature check. All workers must wear masks and gloves and practice physical distancing. Patrons should not enter the building to place their order or to receive their order, the Bishop added. Arrangements should be made for this to occur outdoors

The following is a summary of fish lunches/dinners and other take-out food sales planned throughout the diocese.


Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona

– Drive- Thru Fish Lunch
– Ash Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and Fridays, except Good Friday, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
– Cost: $9

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Altoona

– No Ash Wednesday Fish Fry this year due to COVID-19

Our Lady of Lourdes, Altoona

– No Fish Fry this year this year due to COVID-19

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona

– Curbside takeout only, phone or curbside orders
– Fridays 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM (or until sold out)
– Cost: $10


St. Benedict, Johnstown

– No Fish Fry this year due to COVID-19


Holy Spirit, Lock Haven

– Every Friday of Lent except Good Friday.
– Drive Thru for 4 – 6 pm
– $11 Baked or fried fish; $6 kids’ meal. Meals include mac n cheese, coleslaw, stewed tomatoes, bread, and dessert.

Our Lady of Victory, State College

– Pierogi Sale, Drive – Thru in front of Parish Activity Center
– Fridays during Lent except Good Friday 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
– Cost: $10 per dozen

St. John the Evangelist, Bellefonte

– Fish Fry, Take- Out only at St. John’s School
– Fridays 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto

– Men’s Turkey Dinner, Drive – Thru order and vehicle delivery
– March 21 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
– Cost: $12

Holy Family, Portage

– Fish Dinner, Curbside takeout only at handicap ramp off Orchard St., no pre-order
– February 26 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (or until sold out)
– Cost: $10

Immaculate Conception, New Germany

– Fish Dinner, Curbside takeout with no pre-order at New Germany Grove Hall
– March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
– Cost: $10