Lenten Dinners and Events

St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church in Harrisburg will serve fish and perohi dinners this Lent on Wednesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Homemade soups, side dishes and desserts will also be available. Perohi (pierogies) will be sold frozen for $6 per dozen each Wednesday during the dinners and from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Fillings available will be potato and cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune, farmer cheese and apple. Smoked Kielbasa will also be available for sale for $6 a ring. The newly renovated parish gift shop will also be open during the Wednesday sale times. For info: 717-652-0545, or www.stannbyz.org.

Soup and Stations at St. Benedict the Abbot Parish in Lebanon and “The Parables of Jesus in The Gospels” presented by Father Michael Rothan. Each Friday in Lent beginning at 6 p.m., we will serve meatless soups and bread. At 6:15, Father Rothan will give a brief talk on the Parables of Jesus in the Gospels. Stations will follow in the Church at 7 p.m. in English. Stations in Spanish will be before the soup and bread meal at 5:30 p.m.

St. Patrick Church in Trevorton holds Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 5 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. every Friday During Lent. On March 2, a Lenten talk given by Father Steven Frenier, OFM., Conv., will focus on the “Seven Last Words From The Cross.

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Berwick will hold Lenten fish dinners on Fridays Feb. 13-March 27 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Batter-dipped fried fish, baked fish, chicken tenders, breaded shrimp. Choice of French fries or baked potato. Choice of coleslaw, corn or baked beans. Homemade pies, rice pudding and beverages available. Factory orders welcome – call 570-759-9227 or fax 570-759-6637 before 10 a.m.

The Knights of Columbus of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Mifflintown will serve their annual Lenten Fish Dinners in the church social hall on Fridays Feb. 13-March 27 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 $12; ages 6-12 $6; children 5 and under are free.

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York will be holding its annual seafood fundraiser during the Lenten season. The event will kick off with a lunch on Ash Wednesday (February 18th) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 pm. The lunches and dinners will be served every Friday through March 27th.  Lunches will run from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 pm. Dinners will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.saintroseoflimayork.org.

Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra will hold fish fry dinners every Friday in Lent, excluding Good Friday, from 3-7 p.m. in the social hall. Menu includes fried fish, baked fish, butterfly shrimp, single crab cake dinners and pierogie dinners. Average price is $8.50.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Spring Grove will be hosting Lenten seafood dinners every Friday through March 27. Meals will be served from 4-8 p.m., and there will also be children’s activities. Cash and credit cards accepted. Take-out orders can be called in at 717-225-1407. New expanded menu items include homemade soup, crab pretzels, haddock, salmon, shrimp, omelets, pasta, crab cakes, handmade personal pan pizza and homemade desserts. Full menu is available online at www.sacredheartsg.com.

Our Lady of Hope Parish in Coal Township will host a crab cake dinner Feb. 20 from 4-6 p.m. in the parish hall. Donation is $9 for adults, $4 for children.

Knights of Columbus Council #8151 of St. Bernadette Parish in Duncannon will sponsor Lenten fish dinners on Feb. 20, March 6 and March 20 from 4-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out.

Holy Angels Parish in Kulpmont will hold Lenten fish dinners on Fridays during Lent from 4-6 p.m. in the activity center. Take-out or eat-in. Donations are $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg will hold Lenten dinners on Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4-6:30p.m. The cost is $11, which includes soup, fish, vegetable, starch, roll, drink and dessert. Limited amount of pasta dinners for $9, child’s pasta and fish dinners for $5. Take-out is available. A family price will be posted in our bulletin online prior to the dinners.

St. Peter Parish in Columbia will hold its Lenten Friday Fish Fry on Feb. 20 through March 27 from 4-6:30 p.m. Menu features baked haddock, oysters, scallops, crab cakes and other non-meat dishes prepared by the women of the parish. Included in the price of the platters are: coleslaw, a dinner roll, macaroni and cheese, a vegetable and French fries. Macaroni and cheese, pizza, fish sticks, fish sandwiches and French fries may be purchased a la carte as well. Homemade desserts are also available. Eat-in or take-out.

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Lykens will hold its weekly Friday fish fry Feb. 20-March 27 from 4-7 p.m. in the church social hall. The menu will include a variety of seafood, both baked and fried. There will not be a fish fry on Good Friday.

The Knights of Columbus of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Abbottstown will host Lenten dinners in the parish hall beginning Feb. 20 from 4:45-6:45 p.m. Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. follow the dinners each Friday evening.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in New Holland will host fish dinners from 5-7 p.m. on Fridays Feb. 20 through March 27. Menu on Feb. 20 and March 20 is baked fish, or crab cakes, or macaroni and cheese with stewed tomatoes. Menu for Feb. 27 and March 27 will be baked fish, or peeled shrimp, or macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes. Menu for March 6 and March 13 will be baked fish, or battered fried fish sandwich, or macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes. All meals come with a choice of a baked potato or French fries, coleslaw or applesauce, stewed tomatoes or green beans, a dinner roll, beverage and dessert. Take-outs available. For information on ticket prices, location and meals, visit www.ourladyoflourdesnh.com.

St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Millersville will host the following Lenten meals, each at 4:30 p.m. On Feb. 20, the Boy Scouts will serve a spaghetti dinner. On March 6, the parish council will serve veggie lasagna. On March 13, the men’s club will serve grilled cheese and tomato soup. On March 20, the women’s auxiliary will serve fish sticks. On March 27, the youth ministry will serve a soup and salad bar.

Seven Sorrows BVM Parish in Middletown will hold its Fish Fry on Fridays Feb. 20-March 27 from 5-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Menu features all-you-can-eat batter-dipped fish (eat-in only) plus lemon-pepper fish, crab cakes, jumbo fried shrimp, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, and a variety of desserts, including coconut cream pie. Handicap accessible. Overflow parking  available at nearby Feaser Middle School. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Dine-in or place your take-out 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 –handmade chocolate eggs available in peanut butter, butter cream, and coconut dipped in white, dark, or milk chocolate. For more information, including full menu, visit www.sevensorrows.org.

Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council 869 at 145 Peach Street in Harrisburg will hold Lenten Fish Frys every Friday during Lent, beginning Feb. 20, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $10, all-you-can-eat. For information, call 717-545-6504.

Divine Redeemer Parish in Mount Carmel will host Lenten meals in Divine Mercy Hall from 11 a.m-6 p.m., eat-in or take-out. On Feb. 20 and March 20, potato cakes will be sold from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for 75 cents each. Batter will also be available for purchase. On March 6, there will be a dinner of fish, macaroni and cheese and stewed tomatoes, with a drink and a roll. Cost is $8. On March 29, a spaghetti dinner will be served, including salad, spaghetti and meatballs, bread, butter, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. Bring your own container for take-outs.

Knights of Columbus Council 15137 of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Harrisburg will hold fish dinners every Friday from Feb. 20-March 27 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the community center located in the church basement. Dinner choices will feature beer-battered haddock, baked lemon pepper tilapia, and breaded shrimp along with macaroni and cheese with fish sticks for kids. Adult dinners are $10 per person and kids’ meals are $5 per person. Coleslaw, dessert and beverage included. Take-outs are available. Please join us for Stations of the Cross at 7:15 p.m. each Friday.

St. Monica Parish in Sunbury will host Lenten meals Feb. 20, March 6 and March 20. Dinner on Feb. 20 is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the parish center, eat-in or take-out, featuring baked haddock, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, green beans, slaw, break and butter, drink and dessert. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and under. Menus for March 6 and March 20 to be announced.

The Abbottstown/East Berlin Ecumenical Soup and Sermon Series will take place on Wednesdays in Lent from noon-1 p.m., with a rotating schedule at local Churches. Feb. 25 at Zwingli UCC, East Berlin – Father Marcoe preaching/Palm Sunday. March 4 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church – Rev. Shawn preaching/Spy Wednesday. March 11 at Emmanual UCC – Rev. Cindy Garis preaching/Maundy Thursday. March 18 at Trinity Lutheran – Rev. Margaret preaching/Good Friday. March 25 at St. John’s Lutheran – Rev. George Scott preaching/Holy Saturday.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall will be holding Lenten Fish Dinners on Wednesdays, Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1 from 4-7 p.m. in the parish social hall. Menu includes baked or fried fish and baked potato or French fries, applesauce or coleslaw, 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.

A Lenten Soup & Speaker Series: The Questions of Jesus will be offered at St. Joseph Parish Life and Education Center in Mechanicsburg on Thursdays Feb. 26-March 26. Join us for a simple meal of soup and bread, followed by a presentation on one of the questions Jesus asks in the Gospels. Our speakers are Father Anthony Dill of St. John the Baptist Parish (Feb 26), Father Paul Fisher of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish (Mar 5), Father Mark Wilke of Holy Name of Jesus Parish (Mar 12), and Father Michael Reid of St. Katharine Drexel Parish (Mar 19). The series will conclude with a performance by St. Joseph’s Choir (Mar 26). Please register a week prior to each event so that we may prepare enough food. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., with the presentation at 6:45. Free-will offering. Contact Mary Vukelich, 717-766-9433 or adultformation@stjosephmech.org; or visit www.stjosephmech.org/adult-education

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg will host its fourth annual Lenten Fish Frys on Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 5-7 p.m. at Xavier Center. Dine-in or take-out. There will be adult, senior, children and reduced-portion portions available. Children under 5 eat free. For more information, call 717-334-4048.

St. Matthew Parish Knights of Columbus Council 15351 will be hosting baked fish dinners at the parish activity center in Dauphin Feb. 27, March 13 and March 27 from 4-7 p.m. Dinner options include homemade crab cakes and baked haddock fillets. Dinners include twice baked potato, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, and drink. A children’s meal will be available. Homemade pierogies will be available a la carte, as well as a variety of desserts.

St. John the Baptist Parish in New Freedom will host Lenten seafood dinners on March 6 and 20 from 4-7 p.m. For information, visit the parish Web site, www.sjbnf.org.

Cumberland-Perry District CCW Women’s Lenten Mini-Retreat will be held March 8 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Life & Education Center in Mechanicsburg. Sister Geralyn Schmidt, SCC, will present “Be Not Afraid.” The day includes lunch, presentations, small group discussions, and concludes with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. Attendees are welcome to attend Mass at 11:15 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Registration deadline is Feb. 27. Cost is $15. Contact Mary Vukelich at 717-766-9433 or adultformation@stjosephmech.org.

Anthony Ciucci will be featured in a Lenten program of music for organ, as well as music for organ and violin, along with violinist Rodolfo Leuenberger, Jr., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Mechanicsburg, on Sunday, March 15, Laetare Sunday, at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Ciucci is the organist and music director at the Church of The Good Shepherd in Camp Hill. The program will include works by Denis Bédard, Richard E. Frey, Gerald Near, Craig Phillips, Frank Bridge, Joseph Jongen, William Lloyd Webber, Flor Peeters, Noel Rawsthorne, Dale Wood, Charles Callahan and Robert Lau. More information is available at http://www.steas.net/lenten-music-program-march-15/.

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Berwick and Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts (LYSPA) in Ashland, a non-profit 501c3, are presenting Christ’s journey of love, titled: “Born for This” at St. Mary’s on March 15 at 6 p.m. This presentation, based on the Gospel of Mark, is the story of the Passion told in song. It is a visual recreation that brings the events of Passion week to life. “Born for This,” with music written by Mike Stanley and Joann Boyce with pros by Jude Martin, is an original work of CMJ Music (http://www.cjmmusic.com/about). Purchase your ticket by calling the church office at 570-759-8113.

Our Lady of Hope Parish in Coal Township will host a crab cake dinner March 20 from 4-6 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children. Eat in or take out. Tickets available at the parish office, or the day of the dinner.

Living Stations of the Cross presented by the youth of the diocese will be presented March 23 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Mechanicsburg. Contact Richard Groff, 717-766-2472 or rgroff@sjsmch.org for information.

Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts will present “Born for This,” a production detailing the final hours of Jesus Christ, on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Elysburg. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the parish office or by calling 570-672-2302 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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