JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — It’s the first Friday of Lent and for many of the catholic faith that means it's fish Friday.
Many parishes in the area are serving their first fish Friday meal.
During the 40 days of lent, Christians replicate Jesus’ sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. For some in the catholic faith, they abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during the Lenten season. Because of this, some catholic parishes have a fish fry every Friday during lent.
Churches in the area served hundreds of community members fish dinner. Those dinners include pierogis, mac and cheese, cole slaw, apple sauce a big piece of fish. and of course, dessert.