COVID-19 doesn’t stop annual Lenten fish frys

Volunteers fill orders for fish dinners for carry-out on the first Friday of Lent, Feb. 19, 2021, at St. Symphorosa Parish, 6135 S. Austin Ave. While many parishes cancelled their fish frys this year because of the pandemic, others switched to offering take-out meals. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Janine Brzezicki fries fish as volunteers fill carry-out orders. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Nincy Giron cooks fries as volunteers prepare fish dinners for carry-out orders. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Tom Derose serves up pierogi for orders. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Lara Hess and Mary Lou Kolasinski sort through orders of fish dinners. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Fish fry volunteers pose for a picture at the end of the evening. Several volunteers are wearing T-shirts with the message “On Fridays we eat fish.” (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)