Fish fries serve up home cooking, fellowship

March 25, 2015

HOUSTON - “Our lead fish chef begins preparing the farm-raised catfish and we have some volunteers begin the breading,” said Kevin Bradford, Knights of Columbus Council 12955 Grand Knight. “We use a special blend of breading and seasonings to make our catfish taste delicious. After the oil in the fryers is to temperature, we begin frying the fish, fries, hush puppies and breaded shrimp.” The deliciousness hopping into the fryer that Bradford is talking about is at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Katy. St. Edith Stein is one of the many churches in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to serve up fish dinners to the community on Fridays during the Lenten season. This tradition in the Catholic Church is looked forward to by parishioners and community members who get to benefit from the good eats and support their local parishes at the same time. So what exactly goes into putting on a fish fry? Bradford, with St. Edith Stein, Grand Knight Hugo Peña, with Christ the Redeemer (CtR) Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council 8771, and Gary Maly, with Prince of Peace Catholic Community (POP), will help us understand the effort and volunteerism that goes into making this tradition a reality.