Fish fries are popular during the Lenten season

If it’s Lent, it’s time to fry.

The St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Richmond is one of the 42 parishes in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that are holding Lenten fish fries this year.

The fish fry at St. Peter’s, which is sponsored by the church’s men’s club and a parish organization known as Moms of Ministry Service (M.O.M.S.), is in its sixteenth year.

“In addition to celebrating Lent, our annual fish fry is a way to create friendships and celebrate kinship within our community,” said men’s club representative Bruce Nutley. “We are trying to bring everybody together in fellowship and that creates a better, more loving atmosphere in the community. It is also a way for the church to raise money for various parish projects.”

St. Peter’s is averaging close to 150 dinners a night, according to M.O.M.S. Club president LeeAnn Hermann.

“We are thrilled to see the fish fries getting bigger and bigger every year,” she said.