Lenten Fish Fry

Fish fries are a staple of Lent for many Catholic communities across the United States—and perhaps nowhere is this more true than in Pittsburgh!

Naturally, then, it makes sense that Catholic Studies would sponsor a fish fry for the Duquesne community, but, in this case, it was actually started on the proposal of two students in the Honors College, one of whom is minoring in Catholic Studies. This student, Samiya, can best sum up the event:


Professors invest the time to form meaningful relationships with students and to celebrate Catholic life together—from Advent parties to Lenten fish frys to interdisciplinary seminars!

Ella Milback, Chemistry Major, Class of 2023

Almost 200 students, faculty, and staff joined us for the Spring 2022 Fish Fry, and a great time was had by all.

Three students sit at a table with a crowd behind them at the fish fry.

Students share a meal of fish, mac & cheese, and coleslaw during the season of Lent.

Another table of students celebrates the fish fry together.

Two students are pictured at a photo screen where pictures could be taken with a life-size, cardboard Pope Francis.

Spiritan Fathers were able to join the fish fry event.

A number of raffle prize baskets were available. Pictured here, the Catholic Studies basket included religious art, a medieval woodcut coloring book, and books including The Divine Comedy and The Screwtape Letters.