Frying Fish and Having Fun

Our second of three parish fish fries was last night and everything appeared to have gone well, even with the absence of the Keeling Family and Tom Stoffel.  Our Grand Knight, Newton Grant, was busy as a bee and, with the help of the ladies of St. Thomas More Church’s Catholic Daughters chapter, things went very well.

The Knights are about Family.  We are here to create a family-friendly council that supports the mission and needs of our local parish.  We invite all local and area brother knights to join in and assist us in making our Fish Frys, Barbecues, Pancake Breakfasts, and other fundraising events possible.  It takes a lot of people to be successful in our mission.

We salute our Catholic Daughters and their helpers.  They were outstanding!  They arrived early to prep the kitchen, cooked and served food, and delivered the meals to the tables.  Bob Patterson was at the gate selling tickets, Jim Heffernan, Dario Sena, Jim Ferris, Peter O’Grady, Brendan Fitzgerald, O’Neil D’Cruz, Mike Pacilio, and Bill Jackson, and a few more that I am still looking for their names.  I would like to add your name to the list of Knights at our next Fish Fry event on March 31st.

Here is what you missed last night. Note the smiling faces!  We were having fun.  Okay, so there were a few shocked faces, too.  What would you do if you saw the watchful eye of a camera sensor or flash in your face!

Next Friday is your last chance to join in and contribute your time and energy to a very worthy parish project.

 

 

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Lenten Fish Fry Returns

We’re back!  The Knights of Columbus team has put together another outstanding series of Lenten Fish Fries for the St. Thomas More Church Friends and Family Hall.  Everyone is welcome to join in and enjoy a great fried fish dinner.

The dates are February 20, March 13th, and March 27.  Time is 5 pm for doors to open and we keep going until 8 pm or until the fish is gone.  But, don’t worry, we often restock with more fish, as needed, to take care of everyone.  Cost is $8.

For smaller kids we offer split plates for two.  For seniors and light eaters, try our one fillet plate for $7.

There is plenty of free parking and this event is open to everyone.  You’ll see cars pulling off the stalled traffic on US 15-501 and heading up our driveway all night.  The smell of frying fish  draws them in every year and our hospitality to our neighbors brings them back for the second and third fish fry.

We are preparing the food just in time for the crowds to arrive.  That means you will see a gentle wisp of steam coming  from your delivered-to-the-table plate.  Or, if you prefer, we can serve you from our beautiful serving area.  We want your dinner to be ready for you  when you are ready for it.

You get a generous portion!

You get a generous portion!

In a hurry and can’t stay to eat with friends?  We have take out plates standing by and we can fix a plate for one or more.  You are sure to see someone carrying out a stack of five or more clamshell plates as they head to a nearby firehouse, home, or  fun event with friends.

What is on the plate?  We have  two whiting fish fillets, hush puppies, coleslaw, french fries, and beverage.

Please also help us promote this family event. You can share this story on your Facebook page and send a link to your neighbors.

Our fish is a fresh as you can get and provided through Captain John’s Dockside Seafood  and is prepared at St. Thomas More Church Friends and Family Hall by the Knights of Columbus.  You’ll be amazed at how good it is.

If you have a VERY LARGE GROUP, let us know a week before and maybe we can accommodate your special needs.  Contact us

Don’t forget to share this information with our non-Catholic friends.  Everyone likes a fish fry!   We welcome the opportunity to open our doors to the community and to share with others our social events.  You may spark a renewal of faith and start a friend on a path that leads them back to their church, maybe our church.

 

Final Fish Fry Before Easter! – April 4

1-fish fryOur final Lenten Fish Fry & Bake is this Friday, April 4, serving 5 pm-8 pm in the Friends & Family Hall.

Please also help us promote this event. You can share this story on your Facebook page.  Send a link to your neighbors.

Don’t forget to share this information with your non-Catholic friends.  Everyone likes a fish fry!   We welcome the opportunity to open our doors to the community and to share with others our social events.  You may spark a renewal of faith and start a friend on a path that leads them back to their church, maybe our church.  Pope Benedict wrote:

  • “Help each other to live and to grow in the Christian faith so as to be valiant witnesses of the Lord. Be united, but not closed. Be humble, but not fearful. Be simple, but not naive. Be thoughtful, but not complicated. Enter into dialogue with others, but be yourselves.”   – Pope Benedict XVI, Genoa, Italy, May 18, 2008

Tom Stoffel has advertised for help.  “We need many hands for setting up, cooking, serving, selling tickets, busing tables, keeping refreshments filled, serving wine, and cleanup & tear down.  Especially cleanup!” he said.

Tom advised that the Knights and Catholic Daughters get started at 2:30 pm.  They could use many helpers to unload supplies, set up the kitchen, start preparing for cooking, and to set up the hall for dining.

Can’t help with prep and setup?  There is much left to be done and you can help cook. You just need your apron and a big smile.  Yes, it is hard work, but you’ll have fun, too.

From 5 – 8 pm, Knights are needed to serve, sell tickets, bus tables, and serve beverages.

Tom wanted you to know that he also needs needs help with cleanup and tear down for about an hour starting at 8 pm.

If you can help, please  email to Tom Stoffel at tstoffel@bellsouth.net, or call him at 919-360-3846.