Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays are back

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Lent is just around the corner, which can mean only one thing: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays are back.

For a full list of local Knights fish fry’s, scroll to the bottom of this post.

For decades, the Knights of Columbus have gathered every Friday during lent to provide non-meat dinner options for the community committed to fasting. They also benefit parishioners through the spiritual enrichment of praying the Stations of the Cross and support many programs within the community.

“As part of building the domestic church while strengthening our parishes, we support many programs that pertain to faith, life, family and community by putting our faith in action,” said Clark Musser, State Programs Coordinator of the Knights of Columbus. “The dinners are just one way we can involve almost all aspects of our Faith in Action Initiative in one evening.”

By hosting these dinners, the Knights of Columbus make it easier for parishioners to participate in the Stations of the Cross during Lent by freeing up their meal preparation time and allowing them to bring their family to Church to attend Lent services.

“As Knights, we are Catholic men that support our clergy and church. This is just one way we can help bring families together and strengthen the faith of not just us Knights but of the parish and community also,” Musser said.

Everyone is invited to attend a Fish Fry dinner. While most Knights of Columbus councils serve Fish Fry’s, some of them serve soup for a minimal fee to cover expenses or even just a donation at some parishes.
For Musser, the dinners are more than just a Fish Fry, “It’s a faith, family and community building event.”

Fish Fry Fridays have become so popular that the Knights have their own recipe for the batter. The Knights of Columbus invite all to enjoy a delicious lent dinner, support their local parish, and strengthen their faith at the Stations of the Cross.

Below are all the fish fry’s we could find. Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for helping us compile this list!

Arvada Spirit of Christ 7400 w 80th ave Spirit of Christ March 6, 27 5pm
Arvada Shrine of Saint Anne Saint Joachim Starting March 13, all Fridays after that
Aurora Queen of Peace Catholic Church  13120 E Kentucky Ave Bishop Evans All Fridays
Aurora St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church 19099 E Floyd Ave Archangel Council All Fridays
Breckingridge St Mary Our Lady of the Summit Soup Dinners – all fridays
Colorado Springs St Patrick’s St Patrick’s Council Feb 28, March 6 6pm
Colorado Springs Saint Francis of Assisi Mount Saint Francis All Friday’s
Colorado Springs / Saint Mary Cathedral / Saint Mary Cathedral March 6, April 3, 6:30
Colorado Springs Divine Redeemer Divine Redeemer All Friday’s
Colorado Springs St. Paul’s St. Paul’s Feb 28, March 6, 13, 20
Colorado Springs Our Lady of Guadalupe Our Lady of Guadalupe All Friday’s
Colorado Springs St. Joseph  St. Joseph the Worker March 6 and 20th
Craig Saint Michael’s 678 School Street  Saint Michael the Archangel Feb 7th, 28th March 20th
Denver Church of the Risen Christ Roman Catholic Church 3060 South Monaco Parkway Our Lady of the Luminous Mysteries Council 5-7 before stations of the Cross
Florence Saint Benedict’s Florence Council Every Friday, except for Good Friday. Soup dinner
Foxfield Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church  18000 E Arapahoe Rd Our Lady of Loreto Feb 28, March 13, 27
Ft Collins St Joseph Fort Collins March 27, April 3
Ft Collins Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Every Friday
Greeley St Mary Parish FR BUD RANEY COUNCIL All Fridays 5-7
Greeley St Peter parish FR BUD RANEY COUNCIL Feb 28, April 3 5-7
Highlands Ranch Pax Christi Rev. Robert F. Houlihan, S.J. Feb 28th, March 13 and 27 7pm
Johnstown St John the Baptist Holy Trinity III March 27th, 5pm
Lakewood Christ on the Mountain Parish, Christ on the Mountain All Friday’s, 5 – 7
Littleton St. Francis Cabrini Parish Arch-Bishop James B. Casey All Friday’s, 5 – 7
Littleton Light of the World  Parish Father Francis Syrainey All Friday’s, 5 – 7
Loveland St John the Evangelist Big Thompson All Friday’s, 5 – 7, in the Knights Hall
Longmont Saint Francis of Assisi Longmont Every Friday 5pm
Longmont St John the Baptist St John the Baptist Council Every Friday, 5pm
Mead Guardian Angels Our Lady of the Angels Every Friday, 5pm
Northglenn Immaculate Heart of Mary Archbishop Fulton J Sheen All Fridays 4:30-6:45
Pagosa Springs Immaculate Heart of Mary Immaculate Heart of Mary All Friday’s
Parker Ave Maria Ave Maria Every Friday. 4:30
Pueblo Christ the King Parish North Pueblo Every Friday, except for Good Friday. 4-6:30
Salt Creek St Joseph 1145 S. Aspen Road Rev. Charles Murray SJ Council 9456 Feb 28th only
Security St Dominic 5354 South Highway U.S. 85 Holy Family March 20 6pm
Silverthorne Our Lady of Peace Our Lady of the Summit Fish – all fridays
Steamboat Springs Holy Name Fr. Printer
Thornton Holy Cross Holy Cross All Friday’s, soup dinners with a Fish dinner on the last Friday before Good Friday.
Westminster St Marks St Marks All Fridays 4:30-6:45
Windsor Our Lady of the Valley Our Lady of the Valley March 6, 13 5-7
Woodland Park Our Lady of the Woods Teller County Ash Wed, Every Wed after soup dinners

Saint John XXIII Council at Saint John in Ft. Collins,  2/28, 3/6, 3/13 & 3/20

Guardian Angeles at Guardian Angels Denver April 3 Soup Dinner

Mother of the Church at our Lady Mother of the Church in Commerce City, Feb 28, March 13 and 27 5-7

Coronado at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Denver, All Fridays during Lent except March 20

Our Lady of the Pines in Conifer, every Friday during Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

St. James Parish in Denver, every Friday during Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

St. John Paul KofC #17142 will be having a Soup Dinner 5:00pm to 6:30pm, prior to Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm on March 6th, March 20th & April 3rd at St. John Paul II Parish/Frassati Catholic Academy.

St Thomas More Council #10205 will be serving Fish Dinner every Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm before Stations of the Cross (except for Good Friday) at St. Thomas More, 8035 S. Quebec St. in Centennnial.

Don’t see your parish’s fish fry here? Let us know at info@archden.org and we’ll add it!

COMING UP: Catholic schools plan to reopen for in-school learning this fall

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Having endured a rather challenging last few months of the school year, parents of Catholic school students can now rest easy with the knowledge that Catholic schools will be open this fall.

In a letter issued May 29, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and Denver Catholic Schools Superintendent Elias Moo announced plans to reopen Catholic schools for in-school learning for the 2020-21 school year. At the forefront of these plans is the health and safety of students and faculty.

“We will carry out in-person instruction with increased health protocols and processes to ensure that our schools are going above and beyond to protect the health of every member of our Catholic school community, especially our most high-risk members,” said Archbishop Aquila and Moo in their letter. “We are confident our schools’ protocols and processes will keep our school environments as healthy and as safe as possible for all members of our communities.”

To help ensure healthy school environments are maintained, a task force composed of school leaders, nurse practitioners, doctors and a virologist has been assembled. This group is working with schools to identify the best health measures and policies in preparation for the coming school year.

For those parents who may not feel comfortable sending their children to school for any in-school learning, the archdiocese and Office of Catholic Schools are also formulating a virtual distance-learning option. Families who are interested will still be able to receive instruction in core content areas while remaining connected to their local school community. More details on this option will be available at the end of June.

Recognizing the unique challenges parents have faced over these past few months as schools have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Archbishop Aquila and Moo expressed sincere gratitude for their increased efforts in making distance learning a success.

“None of this would have been possible without the incredible efforts made by our parents to play an even bigger role in their children’s education,” they said. “While balancing your own work, caring for your families and other day-to-day responsibilities, you have stepped up to make sure we had a productive finish to the school year.”

Given the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, Archbishop Aquila and Moo said that Catholic schools will continue to abide by mandated health protocols while working to keep Catholic schools operating for the good of the communities they serve.

“Our Catholic schools are a critical part of the educational ecosystem and fabric of our state, and we remain committed to working in a spirit of cooperation with our local and state officials when possible as we all seek to advance the common good of our communities,” they concluded.

As plans for reopening Denver’s Catholic schools are continually developed, parents are invited to participate in a survey to help school leadership consider the needs of the community so they can open schools in the safest possible manner. The survey can be accessed by visiting denvercatholicschools.com.