This year Lent spans from Feb 14 to March 28. During that six week span most Catholics avoid eating meat on Fridays. Churches in their area host their annual fish fries offering a bounty of fried fish for Catholics and non Catholics alike

Here is a look some of The Des Moines area churches holding fish fries during lent in 2024.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church West Des Moines

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines plans to host fish fries every Friday during Lent. Each Fish fry begins at 5 30 pm and runs until 7 15 in the parish hall. It is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 6-11 and free for younger than 6 years old.

The church fish fry menu includes fried baked salmon, cheese pizza bake potato french fries mac and cheese beverages. Scouts will hold fundraisers.

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 7075 Ashworth Road West Des Moines 515 223 4577

Sacred Heart Catholic Church West Des Moines

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Dine-in and takeout options will be available at Sacred Heart’s fish fry dinners. Fish fries will be held each Friday of lent from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Meals cost $14 for adults, $7 for kids ages 4 to 10 and free for those younger than 4. There is a family maximum of $45.

The Sacred Heart menu includes fried or baked cod, fish tacos, baked potatoes, curly fries, cole slaw, mac and cheese, pizza and dinner rolls. Desserts are also available for a free-will offering.

Sacred Health Catholic Church West Des Moines

Dine in and takeout choice available at Sacred Heart fish fry dinners. Fish fries will held each friday of lent from 5:30 to 7 pm Meal cost $14 for adults $7 for kids ages 4 to 10 and free of those younger than 4

There is family of $45.

The Sacred Heart menu includes fried or fish tacos baked potatoes curly fries cheese piza dinner rolls.

Deserts are available for free will offering. Sacred Heart Catholic Church West Des Moines

The Sacred Heart menu includes fried or baked cod, fish tacos, baked potatoes, curly fries, cole slaw, mac and cheese, pizza and dinner rolls. Desserts are also available for a free-will offering.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Ave. West Des Moines 515 225 6414

Sts John and Paul Catholic Curch Altoona

Sts John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona will host fish fries every Friday during Lent. They will take place from 4 30 pm to 7 each Friday.

Adult plates cost $14 Children ages 6-12 cost $6 but kids 5 years old or younger eat free. Plenty of drinks like tea, lemonade are provided too long with dessert.

St John and Paul Catholic Church 1401 First Ave S Altoona 515 967 3796

Our Lady Immaculate Heart Catholic Church Ankeny

Our Lady Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankey will host 3 fish fries this Lenten Season Feb 23 March 8 and March 22.

Fish fry will begin at 5 pm and end at 7 pm. There is no cost the church does take free will offerings.

Hand battered fried pollock baked potatoes, dinner rolls grilled cheese all on the menu.

Our Lady Immaculate Heart Catholic Church 510 E First St Ankeny 515 964 3038

St Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church Ankeny

Ankeny St Lukes will host 3 fish fries during Lent Feb 16 March 1 and March 15. Eash fish fry run 4 30 7 pm. Free will donation are accepted.

The St Lukes menu includes baked or mac and cheese homemade potato chips desserts and coleslaw.

St Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church 1102 NW Weigel Drive Ankeny 515 964 1278

All Saints Catholic Church Des Moines

All Saints will host fish fries each Friday during Lent from 5 to 7 pm. Dinners are $11 for adults and $8 for kids ages 5-12. Children under 5 eat free.

Meals are available for takeout and include breaded Alaska pollock or grilled cheese sandwiches, option of potato mac and cheese coleslaw desserts drinks.

All Saints Catholic Church 650 NE 52nd Ave Des Moines 515 265 5001

Basilica of St John Des Moines

The Basilica of St. John will host fish fries on Feb. 16 and 23, and March 1, 8, 15 and 22. The fries run 4:45-6:30 p.m. Costs are $12 for adults, $5 for kids age 4-10 and free for kids under 3. There is a maximum of $50 per family.

The fry available for dine in or carryout includes fried fillets and nuggets egg rolls spanish rice and drinks.

Basilica of St John 1915 University Ave. Des Moines 515 244 3101 ext o

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Des Moines

There will be 3 fish fries at Holy Trinity in Beaverdale this Lent Feb 16 March 1 and March 22. Each fish fry is available from 5 30 – 7 pm in the gym

Holy Trinity menu includes bake tilapia baked beer battered cod mac cheese roll. Meals are $12 for adults and $6 for kid ages 5-11. Deserts are available for free will donation Holy Trinity Youth Group. Meals are $12 for adults and $6 for kid ages 5-11.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 2926 Beaver Ave Des Moines 515 255 3162

St Ambrose Cathedral Des Moines

St Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines will host Lenten Lunches on Feb 16 and 23 March 1,8, 15 and 22. The meals go from 11 30 am to 1 pm and cost $8 meals will be fish and chips.

St Ambrose Cathedral 607 High St Des Moines 515 288 7411

St Augustin Catholic Church Des Moines

St Augustin Catholic Church in Des Moines plans to host a couple of fish fries this season. Both will take place from 5 30 – 7 pm on Feb 16 and March 8.

St Augustin Catholic Church Parish 545 42nd St 515 255 1175

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