Lenten fish dishes at Holy Family
VERNON » This Lenten season brings the 35th year that the Church of The Holy Family has offered its Lenten fish dinners.
The Holy Family Lenten fish dinners began in 1984, a joint venture of the parish’s Social Committee and the Men’s Club. The dinners provide income for the parish and promote unity and social engagement between parish members and the larger community.
Some of the profits have gone to improve lighting in- and outdoors of the church, for everyone’s safety while on church grounds. Another safety item provided by the dinners was installation of a kitchen fire suppression/ alarm system. In addition, donations have been made to local Red Cross Disaster Relief, Haitian earthquake victims, Unity Acres, and 10 percent of yearly profits go to the Catholic Relief Services to provide assistance to needy persons around the world.
Holy Family also has an onsite donation shed for the community to donate clothing, with the donations going world-wide to clothe the less fortunate.
Dinners are held the first six Fridays of Lent, Feb. 16 through March 23, at the Floyd E Booth Parish Center, 4352 Peterboro St. from 4- 6:30 p.m. The eatin dinner includes fried haddock, baked potato, macaroni salad, coleslaw, homemade baked beans, pickled beets, tossed salad, and a choice of five beverages for $9. The church offers gift certificates, takeout for $8, as well as a weekly bake sale.