Dispensation from Lenten Obligation on March 17th
Bishop Barbarito has granted a general dispensation from the Lenten obligation of abstinence from meat on Friday, March 17th, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This dispensation does not detract from the serious obligation of abstinence on the other Fridays of Lent and this particular exception should deepen our appreciation of this penitential practice.
Bishop Barbarito wishes all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day as we celebrate the richness which the Irish heritage has brought to Catholicism.
During the Lenten Season when we as Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays, many of our parishes will hold Fish Dinners on Friday nights to offer a meal and fellowship to our faith community. This calendar page lists some of the opportunities submitted to the diocesan Events Calendar by our parishes. Please carefully read each entry as some parishes may not hold a dinner on each Friday.
We suggest contacting a parish directly for further information on these events or to find out if a parish has a Friday Night Lenten Dinner that may not be listed here. Please utilize our online Parish Directory to find the location, address and contact information for our parishes.
Lenten Fish Dinners will be held in the Parish Center on Friday March, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7. Serving time is 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner menu includes fish dinner with sides, coffee and desserts. Cash Bar of soda, beer and wine will be available. Cost is $12.00 per person.
Lenten Fish Fry Supper will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays. Dinners will be held in the parish center on Friday March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7 and 14. Serving time is 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner menu includes baked or fried fish, French fries or baked potato/Cole slaw/brown rice, ice tea/coffee. Cost is Adult dinners $10; Child dinner $5.
St. Thomas More will also have Lenten Fish Fry Supper on Wednesdays during Lent. For details on the Wednesday dinners, please click here to view that listing.
Palm Beach Gardens
Provided by the Knights of Columbus. Lenten Fish Dinners will be held in the parish hall on Friday March 3, 10, 17*, 24, 31 & April 7. . Early Bird serving time begins at 4:30 p.m. with regular serving time from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner menu includes baked fish, soup of the day, choice of 2 sides & a roll/butter. Menu will change weekly. There is also cash "donation" bar, and a delicious dessert selection available. Take home meals are also available. Cost is Adult dinners $10; Children age 7 and under free.
*On March 17 there will be a St. Patrick's Day Dinner. Bishop Barbarito has granted a general dispensation from the Lenten Obligation on this day. Click here to view more information on this evening.
Port St. Lucie
Bread & Soup Dinners will be held in the parish hall and will be followed by Stations of the Cross on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7. There is no cost for this meal but a Free-Will Offering for the poor is encouraged.
Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be held in the parish hall on March 3, 10, 17 24, 31 & April 7. Serving time is 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner menu includes baked or fried fish, French fries, fried shrimp, hush puppies, coleslaw, coffee and one drink. Cost is Adult dinners $9; Child meal for children under the age of 9 years old is $5.
Royal Palm Beach
Friday Fish Fry Dinners followed by Stations of the Cross will be held in on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7. Dinners will be served in Celebration Hall from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner includes baked fish, fried fish or fried shrimp; French fries or rice; Cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert coffee and soda. Cost is Adult dinner $8.00; Child meal is $5.00; Family is $24.00. Stations of the Cross will following meal time and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
West Palm Beach
Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be held in Fatima Hall on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & on April 7. Serving time is 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cost is Adult dinners $10; Children $6.
Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be held on the Church patio on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7. Serving time is 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner includes fish, rice & beans, Coleslaw and dessert. Cost is Adults $6.00; Children $3.00.