St. Isidore Church in Macomb Township held its first fish fry of Lent Feb. 19. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fish dinners are now offered drive-thru only. Cars line up to place their orders, then pull up and pick up the dinners.

St. Isidore Church in Macomb Township held its first fish fry of Lent Feb. 19. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fish dinners are now offered drive-thru only. Cars line up to place their orders, then pull up and pick up the dinners.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Fish fry Fridays return to local churches

By: Alex Szwarc | C&G Newspapers | Published February 24, 2021

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Lenten fish fry Fridays were one of the first activities impacted when the COVID-19 pandemic began almost a year ago.

When Lent began last week, the first fish fry of the year for St. Isidore Church Knights of Columbus in Macomb Township was Feb. 19. Each Friday through April 2, the fish fry will be available, drive-thru only, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The church is located at 18201 23 Mile Road.

Dennis Slowke, fish fry co-chair, said prices remain the same as last year. He facilitates the dinners with Mike Woloszyn.

Folks can drive up, entering the parking lot from 23 Mile Road, remain in their vehicle and place an order. Ordering by phone is not available.

“We’ll have you in and out in less than five minutes,” Slowke said.

The menu includes fried or baked fish with tartar sauce for $10, eight pieces of breaded or fried shrimp with cocktail sauce for $12, and two slices of cheese pizza for $6. All meals are served with redskin potatoes, coleslaw, mac ‘n’ cheese, and rolls with butter.

At Clinton Township’s St. Paul of Tarsus, a flyer states it’s offering drive-thru, carryout-only fish fry.   

St. Paul is located at 41300 Romeo Plank Road. Dinners at St. Paul run on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. through March 26.  

Three pieces of fried north Atlantic cod is on the menu at St. Paul’s, with french fries, coleslaw and dessert for $10.

Last year, the first fish Friday in Lent was a couple of weeks before the first COVID-19 case was reported in Macomb County.

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