Geneva church hosting dinner on St. Patricks’s day

Published 9:57 am Friday, March 10, 2017

An area Catholic Church is planning a fish fry to help keep its doors open.

The 50 families of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Geneva understood that the limited number of priests available would change their treasured church into an oratory with no Sunday Masses to be said as of October 2016. However, that is not stopping the church community from carrying on tradition and keeping the “heat and lights on.” The church is planning for the annual St. Patrick’s Fish Fry, which will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 17 at the church hall.

“It is the best fish fry around and it is tradition to have this fish fry. We will continue,” said Dale Viktora,  who has attended St. Mary’s Church in Geneva for many years,  in a press release. 

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The meal is open to the public. It will include hand-dipped, batter-fried fish with tartar sauce and lemon; baked potato with butter and sour cream; deli coleslaw; farmer’s bread with butter; and the wide selection of homemade bars, along with a beverage of your choice. Donations are welcomed.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Geneva is a country church and stands at the intersection of 820th Avenue and 310th Street. When traveling out of Geneva, you will find the church and hall five miles east on County Road 35 and then you turn south on County Road 30 for one mile. From another direction, it is located two miles north of Maple Island on County Road 30.

With questions, contact parish trustee Michelle Miller at 507-438-1939.