Tag Archives: Catholic Church

  1. A Passover Seder, a fish fry, and how food brings us together


    April 16, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Sometimes, I can be pretty naive for my own good. Take this blog post, for example.

    I’ve had a case of the warm fuzzies all day after attending my first Passover Seder on Monday. I spent a wonderful evening learning about the Jewish holiday, drinking a lot of kosher wine, eating my weight in matzo, and having some great conversations with folks I would’ve never met otherwise.

    A few weeks ago, I had the tinglies after a trip with two of my best friends to Holy Family Catholic Church’s Friday fish fry, a Catholic tradition during the Christian holiday of Lent. There I was, in a gym full of strangers, eating a fish sandwich, listening to someone holler out Keno numbers over the crowd. It was the best Friday night I’d had in ages.

    I’m not Catholic. I’m not Jewish. But both communities welcomed me with the one event that has the formative power to bridge divides — a good meal.

  2. You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy Louisville-area Lenten fish fries

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    February 14, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Let’s not use this blog to talk religion. Instead, let’s rejoice in fried fish.

    Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the six-week season of Lent. From now to Easter, Catholic churches in the area will offer weekly fish fry events (read more about this practice here).

    The Archdiocese of Louisville released their schedule of fish fry events, which you can view here. You can look find your nearest Catholic church by searching by zip code. The document also lists the times you can pick up your meal.

    Kudos to Erin Keane at WFPL for pointing me in the archdiocese’s direction.


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