CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Lent will be different for many this year but the tradition of fish fry events continues for those in the Catholic church. The pandemic has forced them to create a drive-thru system.
Cars will park at Incarnate Word Catholic Church. Then a volunteer will come out get their order information and bring them their food curbside.
“Everyone is going to stay in their car you can order online. Come to the front we’ll bring it to the front curb someone comes out and meets ya gets you your food and you’re on your way in a few minutes,” said parishioner Mike DiScala.
Incarnate Word Catholic Church in Chesterfield started its drive-up fish fry on February 12 and will have them every Friday until March 26.
Many Christians abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent, which is why some people think of this time of year as the fish fry season.
The church expects to have between 50-60 volunteers Friday. They are ready to serve more than 400 pounds of fish. This is the church’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
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