Every Friday during Lent starting on March 3 through April 14, hungry customers can enjoy the Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 21599 Parke Lane on Grosse Ile (just south of Church Street) from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Offered are a variety of fish dishes, including hand battered fried or broiled cod, fried lake perch or shrimp, and broiled salmon. Dinners include baked Idaho potatoes or French fries, homemade cold slaw, and fresh baked rolls. For a little extra, side dishes are homemade soups that vary weekly from onion, fish or clam chowder, and lobster bisque. Children can order fresh baked pizza or mac and cheese.
In addition to all that good food, there are separate stations for drinks and fresh baked desserts as well as live music to enjoy while dining. Fish dinners can also be ordered for take-out.
This popular way to celebrate the Lenten season is in its third year at the Parish Hall. Proceeds not only updated much of the equipment in the kitchen, but have allowed the Knights of Columbus to donate to several charities. In 2016, approximately 2,800 dinners were served with 450-500 meals prepared their last Friday night before Easter.