Saint James Lenten Fish Fry

As we begin a time of Lenten reflection and look towards renewal, consider coming to Saint James for fellowship, community, and yes–fish…delicious baked or fried. We will be preparing meals every Friday during Lent. The Fish Fry is all about community. Over the last decade plus, people have gathered, friendships have been made, faith has been shared, and a whole lot of fish has been fried! We look forward to seeing you!

The Saint James Fish Fry began in 2010 and has been going and growing ever since. We are a volunteer run, community fish fry. The donations we receive for the meals help fund the costs of the fry, meals to those who need assistance, and our social outreach programs which serve hundreds in our area.

We hope you can join us. We hold our Fish Fry at Saint James’ Parish School, Saint James Catholic School. Click on one of the following links for more information.

Fish Fry T-Shirt 2023

Every year our Fish Fry has a new theme. T-shirts with this year’s theme will be available for donations each Friday until supplies run out.

Check out our previous year themed t-shirts, click here.

Fish Fry Dates 2023

  • February 24
  • March 3
  • March 10
  • March 17
  • March 24
  • March 31

Food service begins at 5:00pm and ends at 8:00pm. We offer drive-thru and in-person dining.

Please visit our drive-thru page to get acquainted with where to go and park.


Our meals are prepared each Friday and include:

  • Fried* or Baked Fish
  • Hush Puppies
  • French fries or Baked Potato
  • Cole slaw
  • Rolls
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Chocolate, Vanilla, or homemade Carrot cake (has pecans)

Please Note: *The fish are fried in peanut oil. Meals are served as long as we have fish and fries. Other items may be substituted or omitted as the night progresses.


Donations accepted.


Many volunteers are needed to make the Fish Fry a success! We need help all day long on Fridays: setting up, preparing/serving food, and cleaning up. There’s a job for everyone, including teens in need of service hours. Volunteers are especially needed for the parking lot (order taking and directing traffic in Lot B) and cleanup.  It is a wonderful way to meet your fellow parishioners.

We usually still need an additional 20-25 volunteers as we come on Fridays, especially during the critical 5:30-8:00pm timeframe.  If you can volunteer any amount of time, please complete the online signup below. This is a great community event. Any questions, email Meaghan Kane [email protected].

Click here to volunteer for the fish fry.