Lenten Fish Fry
The Good Shepherd Fish Fry was started during Lent 1998. Rev. Marcian O'Meara had a goal to bring the community of Good Shepherd and the whole neighborhood together during Lent. Fr. O’Meara joined forces with a parishioner who grew up attending Lenten Fish Fries in small Midwestern communities. Together, it was also their goal that any proceeds generated from the dinners would be donated back to the community in an effort to "pay it forward."

The event first drew between 50-65 people per week. Since 2000, with the help of a dedicated volunteer coordinator and a "motley crew" of approximately 30 core volunteers, the event has grown beyond all expectations. In addition to the volunteers who literally work every Friday of Lent from morning until night, various groups in the parish/school community also volunteer in the dining area and receive the net proceeds, which are then divided equally between them and donated to a charity(s) of their choice.
The Lenten Fish Fry dinners offer an “all you can eat” menu, including fried and baked fish, as well as many specialty items served on different weeks throughout the season, including clam chowder, seafood gumbo, and fish tacos! The Fish Fry dinners have remained both family- and pocketbook-friendly at $10 per person for adults. This has become not just a Good Shepherd tradition, but a Denver Lenten tradition!
Good Shepherd's #1 must attend event!
It is through a process of great discernment that we have decided to cancel all Lenten Fish Fries for this year. Due to the evolving and uncertain situation with COVID-19 we have made the decision to air on the side of caution and ensure the health and safety of all. While this situation is disappointing, health and safety must come first. We will miss seeing you this year but this is not the end of a 23 year long tradition, just a temporary hiatus. Fish Fries at Good Shepherd will return in the future.
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Gary & Maureen Flander
Hospitality Committee Chairs
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
2626 E 7th Avenue Parkway, Denver CO 80206  l  (303)322-7706  l  goodshep@aol.com