SSP Nightly News: February 18, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
We are most pleased to announce that, thanks to the hard work and careful planning of the SSP Fish Fry Committee,
we are embarking on a season of curbside fish fries beginning Friday, Feb. 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fries will continue each Friday through March 26.
Due to current COVID guidelines, we cannot offer dine-in services this season. However, with a small and mighty staff and a targeted menu, we are prepared to serve tasty meals through a simple process of pre-ordering and scheduled curbside pickup.
In a nutshell ...
We are offering two platters. You will have the choice of fried cod or fried shrimp. Each platter comes with hushpuppies, french fries, green beans, and coleslaw. The cost per platter is $10. Orders will need to be placed online and pre-paid. At your scheduled pickup time, you will remain in your vehicle while our volunteers deliver your food to you.
On Monday morning (Feb. 22), we will begin taking orders for the Feb. 26 fry.
Monday for a link to the order form and other details.
We are looking forward to feeding you!
SSP Fish Fry Committee
(Angie Butz, Pat Carosello, Kevin & Peggy Meyer, Laura Rettig, Greg Venneman)
Why do we abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent?
A "tall tale" that many learned in school was that an unnamed medieval pope made a secret pact to prop up the fishing industry. The result being that Catholics around the world ended up eating fish on Friday.
It became tradition as early as the first century to abstain from meat on all Fridays. This remembered the suffering and death of Jesus on Good Friday and served as a popular form of personal penance. This tradition was a very serious obligation. It was so faithfully practiced that it was a distinguishing mark of Catholic identity and even influenced the menus of restaurants.
Pope Paul VI's instruction
relaxed the severity of abstinence in 1966. Some form of Friday penance is still encouraged, but abstinence -- except for Fridays in Lent and Ash Wednesday -- is no longer binding by church law. U.S. bishops encourage the practice of Friday abstinence for world peace.
Good night, good people.
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