If it’s Lent, that must mean Friday night fish dinners, right? There are a bunch of them throughout the region.
I got the chance to help serve the one at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks last evening. Earlier in the season, Bishop John Folda of the Fargo Diocese acted as guest server. Talk about going from your sacred to your profane.
Occasionally, there would be a lull as more fish was being brought out from the kitchen. That’s when I would jump in with a quick ad lib, like “There’s more fish coming. They’re catching it right now.” Or, “We’re out of food. Go home! Thanks for the money.” The reaction was precious.
Thanks to Vernon Kary, my boss for the evening, and everybody at St. Mike’s for the invite. I had a great time.
Here are a few photos from the event.