GO LOCAL: Knights to host ‘legendary’ Lenten fish fry

NORWOOD, NEW JERSEY —— The 150 members of the Norwood Knights of Columbus, Immaculate Conception Council, invite you to attend the 21st Annual “Legendary” Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Immaculate Conception Parish Center on Summit Street in Norwood.

The menu includes beer battered fried fresh cod, French fries, homemade mac and cheese, salads, desserts, beer, wine, coffee, and tea.

The price for this year is $15 for adults and $5 for children. For two adults with more than two children, the price is capped at $40. The admission price for seniors 65 and over remains at $13.50 with advance ticket purchase.

Proceeds of this event are dedicated to the support of local Catholic parishes and families, community events, and to support people pursuing Catholic religious vocations.

The council is part of the Worldwide Knights of Columbus, a 133-year-old worldwide Catholic fraternal organization with over two million members who donated over $170 million dollars and 75 million volunteer hours to charity in 2017.

In 2017, Immaculate Conception Council donated food cards to local parishes as part of the K. of C. “Food for Families” program, ran fundraising drives to support disabled citizens and Alzheimer’s victims, and provided financial support to Catholic seminarians in the area.

The council also honors police, fire and EMS men and women at its Shield Awards dinner. It holds a popular pasta dinner in May, and celebrates “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” in September, with all proceeds of its fundraisers benefiting the charitable programs of the Knights on a local, state and national level. That includes support for pregnancy crisis centers, programs to help persecuted Christians around the world, and disaster relief.

Since 1985, Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Council No. 9021 has served the parishes of: St. Pius X, Old Tappan; Immaculate Conception, Norwood; St. Anthony, Northvale; and Sacred Heart, Haworth. Membership in the Knights is open to Catholic men over the age of 18.

To make a reservation or to purchase tickets, contact the Knights at (201) 664-3364, or by emailing the Knights directly at KofC9021@gmail.com.