Lenten Dinners and Events

Lenten Dinners in the Diocese

St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church in Harrisburg will serve Lenten dinners featuring broiled fish and Perohi on Wednesday evenings from 4-6:30 p.m. Homemade side dishes, soups and desserts will also be available. Perohi will also be sold frozen for $5.50 per dozen each Wednesday and Saturday during Lent in the parish hall. Wednesday times are from noon-1 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday sales are 9 a.m.-noon. Fillings include potato & cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune, farmer cheese and apple. For more information, call 717-652-0545, or visit www.stannbyz.org. Lenten Dinners and Perohi sales begin Ash Wednesday, March 5. Proceeds from the dinners support charitable programs; Perohi sales benefit parish educational programs.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall will serve Lenten fish dinners on Wednesdays March 5-April 16 from 4-7 p.m. in the parish social hall at the intersection of Route 419 and Cornwall Road. Menu includes baked or fried fish and baked potato or French fries, applesauce or cole slaw, homemade dessert, coffee or tea. Salad will also be available. Cost is $8 for adult dinners and $2 for child’s (12 & under) fish dinner.

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Berwick will hold its fish fry on Fridays Feb.28-April 11 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Batter dipped fish, baked fish, chicken tenders, breaded shrimp. Choice of French fries or baked potato, and choice of corn, cole slaw or baked beans. Dinners are $8. Additional charge for extra fish or sides. Shrimp, chicken, pie, rice pudding and beverage available for additional charge. Eat in or take out. Factory orders must be placed by 10 a.m. Call 570-759-9227 or Fax 570-759-6637.

The Knights of Columbus of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Mifflintown will serve its annual Lenten fish dinners in the church social hall on Fridays Feb. 28-April 11 from 4-7 p.m. All-you-can-eat meal includes fried and baked fish, popcorn shrimp, fried clams, French fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, corn, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, puddings, and a selection of homemade desserts. Pay at the door: adults $10; ages 6-12 $6; children 5 under free. St. Jude is located at 3918 William Penn Hwy (Old Route 22), Mifflintown, across from Tuscarora Junior High School.

Divine Redeemer Parish in Mount Carmel will host the following Lenten meal:  April 13, a spaghetti dinner will be held on Palm Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Divine Mercy Hall, 400 Block of West Cherry Street, Mount Carmel. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti & meatballs, bread & butter, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased in advance at the parish office or at the door. Eat in or take out. Bring your own containers for take outs.

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Lykens will sponsor its weekly Friday fish fry March 7-April 11.  The menu will include a variety of seafood, both baked and fried. The church social hall will be open for diners each Friday from 4-7 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York will hold its Lenten seafood dinners each Friday through Lent, starting March 7. Take-out or eat-in lunch runs from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and take-out or eat-in dinner from 4-8 p.m. A special lunch on Ash Wednesday, March 5, is offered from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Entrees include crab cakes, shrimp, and baked and fried fish, crab imperial, fried clams, scallops, grilled cheese sandwiches and more. Lighter fare and $4 kids’ menus also available. Entrees are served with beverage, potatoes or pasta, cole slaw or vegetable of the day. Homemade macaroni and cheese, soups and desserts are available. For take-out service, place orders by calling 717-854-1371.

Holy Angels Parish in Kulpmont will serve Lenten fish dinners on Fridays during Lent from 4-6 p.m. in the Activity Center. Donation of $8 includes soup and salad bar, baked fish, potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, bread, dessert and beverage.

St. Joseph Parish in Milton will serve Lenten Fish and Shrimp Dinners every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) at the parish center on Cemetery Road from 4-6:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $7.50 for a small adult dinner, and $5 for children under 10. Hand-breaded fresh haddock, homemade macaroni & cheese, cole slaw, dessert and beverage. For take outs, call 570-742-4481.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg is holding Lenten fish dinners Fridays March 7-April 11 from 4-6:45 p.m. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children. Advance tickets on sale after Sunday Masses on Feb. 16, 23rd and March 2.

St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Millersville will host Lenten meals served by parish organizations prior to Stations of the Cross. Meals are served from 4:30-6:30 p.m., or until sold out. Meals available for take out. Prices range from $3-$4.50. Stations of the Cross begin in the church at 7 p.m.  April 11 served by the Boy Scouts, spaghetti, salad, butter bread, dessert and drink.

St. Peter Parish in Elizabethtown is hosting an “all you can eat seafood buffet” Fridays from March 7-April 11 in the parish center. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner is served until 7 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children, free for children under 2. Take outs available. Bring a canned food item for the Elizabethtown Food Bank and receive $1 off dinner. Proceeds benefit Hope Within Ministries, local food banks and St. Vincent de Paul. For information, call 717-367-1255 or visit www.stpeteretown.org.

Knights of Columbus Council #15137 from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Harrisburg will serve Lenten fish dinners Fridays March 7-April 11 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Community Center located in the basement of the church. Dinner choices will feature beer- battered haddock, baked lemon pepper tilapia, and breaded shrimp along with mac & cheese with fish sticks for kids. Adult dinners are $10 per person and kids’ meals are $5. Dessert and beverage included. Take-outs are available. Please join us for Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. each Friday.

Knights of Columbus Council #13692 will hold a Super Fish Fry and Dinner Specials every Friday during Lent through April 11 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish hall in Abbottstown. Serving for the dinners, which include beverages and desserts, will be from 4:45-7 p.m. Take outs are also available.

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg will host Lenten fish frys on Fridays March 7, 14, 28 and April 4 and 11 from 5-7 p.m., at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. (No Fish Fry on March 21). Dine in or take out. Adult, senior, children and reduced portions available. Children under 5 eat free. Menu features cod, haddock, shrimp, clams, shrimp salad, vegetable choices, mac & cheese, pizza, dessert, beverages. For further info, call 717-334-4048.

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Middletown is holding its annual fish fry on Fridays March 7-April 11 from 5-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The menu features all-you-can-eat batter-dipped fish plus lemon-pepper fish, crab cakes, jumbo fried shrimp, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, a variety of delectable desserts, and more. The fish fry is handicap accessible. Overflow parking is available at nearby Feaser Middle School. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; service begins at 5 p.m. Dine in or place your takeout order by calling 717-944-5488 after 4 p.m. Cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted. Also available for sale during the Fish Fry – delicious handmade chocolate eggs available in peanut butter, butter cream, and coconut dipped in white, dark, or luscious milk chocolate. For more information, including full menu, visit www.sevensorrows.org and click on “Lenten Fish Fry.”

St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey will hold Soup & Stations on Fridays during Lent from 6-7 p.m. March 7-April 11. A meal of hot soup and a presentation on The Book of Revelation will be held in the school cafeteria, followed by Stations of the Cross in the Church.

St. Matthew Knights of Columbus Council 15351 in Dauphin is hosting three Lenten Fish Dinners March 14, March 28 and April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the St. Matthew Parish Activity Center, 607 Stoney Creek Drive, Dauphin. Menu: homemade crab cake dinner $12, haddock fillet dinner $8, crab/haddock Dinner $10, children’s dinner $5. Dinners include stuffed potato, cole slaw, applesauce, roll and drink. Homemade pierogies are available a la carte. Assorted desserts will also be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church.

St. Peter Parish in Columbia will hold its Lenten Friday Fish Fry in the parish center on Fridays through April 11 from 4-6:30 p.m. Soups, platters, a la carte, non-fish choices, desserts. Eat-in or take out.

Knights of Columbus Council #8151 will host a Lenten fish fry dinner April 11 from 4-6:30 p.m. at St. Bernadette’s Church social hall in Duncannon. Pay at the door. Take-outs available. Dinners include fried of baked fish, macaroni and cheese, sides, roll, beverages and dessert. Cost is $10 for those ages 11 and older, $5 for ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and under.

Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra will host a fish fry dinner every Friday in Lent, excluding Good Friday, from 3-7 p.m. in the parish social hall. The dinners are followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m.

Lenten Events in the Diocese

Holy Angels Parish, Kulpmont
Bible Study from Catholic Scripture Study International, Sundays March 9-April 13 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Registration is $15, due the first night. RSVP by March 5. Call Kathy at 570-205-4704 or Debbie 570-274-5861.
Lenten Afternoon of Reflection, March 23 at 2 p.m., by Rev. David Dormer.
Stations of the Cross, Fridays during Lent at 2 and 7 p.m.

Holy Spirit Parish, Palmyra
Communal Penance Service will be held in the church April 9 at 7 p.m.

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish, York
Vespers with Adoration and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament every Sunday of Lent at 4 p.m. Visit www.stmarysyork.org.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Spring Grove
Lenten Healing Retreat, Essence of the Spirit, “Where is God in Our Everyday World?” Palm Sunday weekend, April 12 and 13, with Father John McFadden. Saturday begins with Mass at 10 a.m. in the parish center, and includes morning and afternoon sessions, lunch, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass at 5 p.m. in the church, dinner at 6:30 p.m., and Essence of the Spirit screening at 7:45 p.m., followed by a Q&A. Sunday begins with a religious education presentation at 9:10 a.m., Mass at 10:45 a.m. in the parish center, a healing program and prayer at noon, and closing remarks by Father Paul CB Schenck. Register at 717-225-1704, jcrimmins@hbgdiocese.org, hmerrill@hbgdiocese.org, or tburns@hbgdiocese.org.

St. Catherine Labouré Parish, Harrisburg
Lenten Soup Suppers are held on Wednesday evenings during Lent, beginning with Mass at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Soup Supper sponsored by the Parish Pastoral Council. A free-will offering taken each week will be for Operation Rice Bowl. Following the supper will be “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass – Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy” video series based on the revised translation of the Mass.
Inspirations for Lent, entitled “40 Days, 40 Ways” are meditations that focus on the Corporal Works of Mercy as a means of being united in the sufferings of Christ through the sufferings of the poor. Anyone can subscribe to the series through the parish web site: www.sclhbg.org.

St. Margaret Mary Parish, Harrisburg
DVD series by Father Robert Barron, “The Seven Deadly Sins – Seven Lively Virtues,” offered in the Divine Mercy Room after Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent. The four-week program runs Fridays March 14-April 4. No charge or registration. For information, call 717-233-3062.

St. Patrick Parish, Trevorton
Praying of the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 6 p.m. Lenten Deanery Penance Service on April 10 at 7 p.m.

St. Peter Parish, Elizabethtown
Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 7 p.m., led by the parish’s religious education students, in the Historic Church at 1 St. Peter Place. On Good Friday, April 18, our youth will have a special presentation of the Living Stations at 7:30 p.m. in the New Church, 1840 Marshall Drive.
Adult education with Monica Malpezzi, who will present “The Way of the Cross as a Way of Life” Tuesdays March 11, 18, April 1 and April 8 at 7 p.m. in the New Church. Call the parish at 717-367-1255 or visit, www.stpeteretown.org.

St. John the Baptist Parish, New Freedom
Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 7 p.m. in the Main Church, beginning March 7.
Passion Experience, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Main Church, in place of Stations.
Friday, 6 a.m. Lenten Masses in the Historic Church beginning March 7; no Mass Good Friday.
Living Stations of the Cross, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Main Church.
Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. in the Historic Church April 17, 18 and 19.

Way of the Cross
The Way of the Cross, sponsored by Pax Christi, will be held on Good Friday, April 18, in Harrisburg. Participants will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Dauphin County Court House at Front and Market Streets and will walk to sites throughout downtown Harrisburg in prayer, silence and reflection. The Way of the Cross is an hour and a half. The walk connects Jesus’ journey with the Cross with current themes of peace and justice. Call 717-737-7211 or 717-238-8328 for more information.

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