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Are West Michigan Catholics Allowed to Eat Corned Beef on St. Patrick’s Day?

This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday during Lent. This has thousands of Catholics in West Michigan asking, "Is it okay to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day even though it's a Friday during Lent?"

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Why Saint Adalbert/Saint James Cancelled This Year’s Lenten Fish Fry

The Basilica of Saint Adalbert and Saint James Church have annually hosted a popular Lenten fish fry, but this year the fish fry has been cancelled and there are no immediate plans for its return.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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The Ultimate Grand Rapids Lenten Fish Fry Guide

Lent has begun and thousands of West Michigan Catholics will observe the Lenten practice of abstaining from meat each Friday until Easter while many parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids will host Friday fish fries.

View our guide to Lenten fish fries in Grand Rapids with times, prices, menus and maps.

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2015 West Michigan Lenten Fish Fry Guide

It’s Lent. And that means it’s almost fish fry season!

There are dozens of fish fries around West Michigan during Lent. And we've compiled a full list for you. (If you notice one that we've missed, please comment below and we'll add it!)

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2013 West Michigan Lenten Fish Fry Guide

It's Lent.  And it's fish fry season!

There are dozens of fish frys around West Michigan. View a long list of where and when to go to enjoy a great fish fry over Lent.

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What Is The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Ever Given Up For Lent?

Ash Wednesday means the arrival of Lent and a time of personal sacrifice for many.

What is the most difficult thing you've ever given up for Lent?

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Grand Rapids Fish Fries, At Churches, VFW Halls, And Everywhere!

I was talking to a friend of mine a couple days ago who said she couldn't count the number of people who came up to her and tried to run the "smudge" of dirt off her forehead.  She was kind of laughing about it because she had to stop them and say, "No, it's there because it's Ash Wednesday, you know Lent!" 

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Fat Tuesday and Paczki – Yum!

I had such a great time yesterday, Tuesday,  taking the radio show on the road to the Family Fare store on Lake Michigan and Collindale, NW for Fat Tuesday.  It's tradition for us to broadcast there as hundreds of folks come to pick up the Paczki. 

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1st Place Winner from Westwood Middle School
1st Place Winner from Westwood Middle School
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Local Teachers Compete In Fat Tuesday Paczki Eating Contest

Woke up this morning at 4:30am and headed out to Family Fare on Lake Michigan Drive for a LIVE broadcast with Chuck La Tour.  I was filling in for Andy Rent who is vacationing at the REAL Mardi Gras in the French Quarters...

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