Lenten Fish Dinner FAQ

Lenten Fish Dinner FAQ

COVID-19 Update

  • We will be serving Lenten Fish Dinners for the 2021 Lenten Season.
  • Our dinners will be Drive-Thru Only.

Dinner Q & A

Q: What are the dates for fish dinners in 2021?
A. All Fridays during Lent – February 19, 26 and March 5, 12, 19, 26. 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?

A.

Adult Dinners:

  • Baked or Fried Haddock – $10.00
  • Fried Shrimp – $12.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese only – $8.00
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Q: What comes with the meal?

A:

  • Fish Dinners include Baked or Fried Haddock, Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Roll & Butter.
  • Shrimp Dinners include Fried Shrimp,  Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Roll & Butter.
  • Macaroni & Cheese Dinners include Macaroni & Cheese, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Roll & Butter.

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). 

Q: Do you offer a Child’s Meal?
A: We do not, but 1 adult meal is plenty of food for 2 small children.

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

Q: Does the meal come with dessert?
A: No, not this year.

Q. Can I order ahead? Do I need tickets?
A. There are no advance sales.  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 being done on-line using Sign Up Genius this year.  To get on the e-mail list to receive the sign-ups every week, call the Parish Office at (607) 754-1266 or e-mail us at churchoftheholyfamily@gmail.com.                                   Click here to to get to the sign up page:  Fish Dinner Volunteer Sign-Ups

Q: If I sign up to volunteer, what will I be doing?
A: There are lots of activities to help with both during the week and on Friday – from preparing the dinners to assisting in the kitchen, serving line, taking orders, and delivering meals to the cars. 
We also have several “sit-down” tasks to be completed – like filling tartar sauce or applesauce cups.

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: Kitchen Help (preparing fish, dishes, etc.)
  • Thursday: Filling cups (coleslaw, applesauce, tartar & cocktail sauce), preparing fish, washing dishes

Q: I signed up to volunteer but forgot what time I signed up for.
A: Once you sign up using Sign Up Genius, you can always go back and look at the time you have signed up for.

Q: I didn’t sign up to help, but now I want to.
A: We can always use more volunteers.  Call the parish office and let them know. 

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

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. We suggest bringing your own hat but we will have paper hats and hairnets available if you don’t have one or forget.

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