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Lenten Fish Frys on the Westbank

One of the best parts of Lent is the weekly Friday fish fry that a lot of churches and organizations put on for a good cause. Here are a few places on the Westbank where you can get your Lenten fix this year.

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
Avondale, 329 S. Jamie Blvd
Every Friday during Lent, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Pick-up and eat-in.
Menu: crawfish pies, fish, shrimp gumbo, shrimp, oyster and combo plates

St. John Bosco Church
Harvey, 2114 Oakmere Drive
Every Friday during Lent, except March 30th, in the Family Life Center 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pick-up and eat-in.
Menu: fish plate, shrimp plate, fish and shrimp plate

Visitation of Our Lady
Marrero, 3500 Ames Blvd.
Every Friday during Lent, except March 30th, in the cafeteria, 5:00 to 8:00 pm Pick-up and eat-in.
Menu: Fish, shrimp, and oyster poboys, fish, shrimp, and oyster plates, and other specialty plates also available. Kid’s plates also available.

All Saints Catholic Church
Algiers, 300 Ptolemy St.
Every Friday during lent, except March 30th
Menu: Fried fish, eggplant casserole, stuffed crab with macaroni and cheese or French fries, potato salad, vegetables, dessert. Eat-in or take-out, call-in orders begin at 10 a.m.

Christ the King Catholic Church
Terrytown, 535 Deerfield Road
Every Friday during Lent, except the 30th. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria,
Menu: Fried fish, fried shrimp and more

Our Lady of the Angels
Waggaman, 6851 River Road
Every Friday during Lent, except March 30th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Menu: Fried fish dinner, shrimp and okra dinner, or blackened fish with alternating weekly specials. Eat-in or take-out.

St Andrew the Apostle Church
Algiers, 3101 Eton St.
Every Friday during Lent except March 30th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Menu: Fish, mac and cheese, fries, rolls, salad, hush puppies

Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church
Algiers, 500 Eliza St.
Every Friday during Lent from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Menu: Catfish, shrimp, shrimp and catfish combo, shrimp creole. Plates served with French fries, bread and choice of two sides: potato salad, green beans or coleslaw. Dessert, $1 Eat-in or take-out.

St. Joachim Church
Marrero, 5505 Barataria Blvd.
Every Friday during Lent, except March 30th
Menu: Fish plates, with fries, cole slaw, bread and snack. Fish cooked in peanut oil. Dine-in or take-out.

St. Cletus Church
Gretna, 3600 Claire Ave.
Every Friday during Lent, except March 30th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Menu: Fish, shrimp and oyster dinners, with desserts & drinks. Eat-in or take-out.

About the author

Marielle Songy

Marielle Songy was born and raised on the Westbank and currently resides in Gretna. She is a graduate of Archbishop Blenk High School and UNO. A true Louisiana girl, Marielle enjoys creole food, jazz music and the occasional swamp tour.

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