Lenten Fish Dinner FAQ

Lenten Fish Dinner FAQ

Dinner Q & A

Q: What are the dates for fish dinners in 2019?
A. All Fridays during Lent – March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 There is no dinner on Good Friday.

Q: What time does the fish dinner occur?
A: Meals are served from 3:30pm until 7:00pm or until we run out. We will try our best to have enough.

Q: Do you cancel the Fish Dinner if the weather is bad?
A: No – Rain, Snow, Blizzard we have prepared the food and it must be cooked. If the weather is really bad be sure to buy two dinners – one for today and one for tomorrow.

Q. Can we get it to go?
A. Yes, and you don’t even need to get out of your car. Drive-up take out service is available.

Q: How much does it cost?


Adult Dinners:

  • Baked or Fried Haddock – $10.00
  • Fried Shrimp – $12.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese only – $8.00

Child Dinners: Children under 5 are free for Dine-In only

    • Baked or Fried Haddock – $6.00
    • Fried Shrimp – $6.00
    • Macaroni & Cheese – $6.00

Q: What comes with the meal?


  • Fish Dinners include Baked or Fried Haddock, Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Roll & Butter, Homemade Dessert & Drink*
  • Shrimp Dinners include Fried Shrimp,  Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Roll & Butter, Homemade Dessert & Drink*
  • Macaroni & Cheese Dinners include Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Roll & Butter, Homemade Dessert & Drink*

*Drink for dine-in only – choice of Iced Tea, Lemonade, Ice Water, Regular/Decaf Coffee or Hot Tea

Q: What type of fish is it?
A: All fried and baked fish is haddock. Adult servings are 8-10oz in size.

Q: How many shrimp are in the shrimp dinner?
A. Adult shrimp dinners come with approximately a ½ pound of fried shrimp (8 pieces). The child dinner comes with 5 pieces.

Q: Do you have any gluten-free dinners?
A: No. Sorry, but all dinners contain gluten.

Q. Can I order ahead? Do I need tickets?
A. There are no advance sales. If you are dining in tickets are purchased as the door. For drive-thru a volunteer will take your order right at your vehicle.

Q. Do you deliver?
A. Delivery is not available but we do offer drive-thru take out service. Just pull up and we will take your order and bring your meal out to your vehicle.

Q: Where is Church of the Holy Family located?
A: 3600 Phyllis St. Endwell.

Q: Can I have the recipe for your Fish, Coleslaw, Macaroni and Cheese, etc?
A: Sorry – that is a “Holy Family” secret.

Volunteer Q&A

Q: How do I sign-up to volunteer?
A: Sign-Ups are done weekly after Masses on the previous weekend. Sign-Ups are for workers at the dinners as well as people to bake dessert.

Q: If I sign up to volunteer, what will I be doing?
A: There are lots of activities to help with – from assisting in the kitchen, serving line, clearing tables and clean-up. The sign-up sheets are separated into different areas and times.
We also have several “sit-down” tasks to be completed – like filling tartar sauce cups or wrapping silverware.

Q: I heard I have to wear a hat if I volunteer – is this true?
A: All workers in the kitchen and serving line need to have their hair covered. Workers clearing tables in the dining room do not need to wear a hat. We suggest bringing your own hat but we will have paper hats and hairnets available if you don’t have one or forget.

Q: I would like to volunteer my time but I cannot be there on Friday afternoons. Are there other ways I can help?
A: We have several other times for people to help throughout the week.

  • Wednesday 9am to 3pm: Kitchen Help (preparing fish, dishes, etc.)
  • Thursday 9am to 3pm: Filling cups (coleslaw, applesauce, tartar & cocktail sauce), wrapping silverware, preparing fish, washing dishes
  • Thursday 6pm to 7:30pm: set up social hall for Friday

Q: I signed up to volunteer but forgot what time I signed up for.
A: The parish office has a copy of the sign-up sheets. Sign up sheet copies are also posted weekly on the wall outside of the kitchen.

Q: I didn’t sign up to work/bake but now I want to help.
A: We can always use more volunteers and bakers. Call the parish office and let them know or just show up and we will find something for you to do.

Q: I signed up to work but now I cannot make it on Friday. What should I do?
A: It’s okay – we will find another volunteer to cover for you – but don’t forget to sign up for another week.

Q. My question wasn’t answered here. Who can I contact?
A. Please contact the Parish office at 607-754-1266 or churchoftheholyfamily@gmail.com