After a break due to his recent trip to Rome and St. Patrick’s Day, Bishop Edward Malesic resumed his Lenten tradition of visiting a parish for a fish fry and to pray Stations of the Cross.
He spent time at St. Raphael Parish in Bay Village on March 24, talking to and posing for photos with parishioners and others who gathered in the parish hall for the weekly fish fry. The bishop thanked the dozens of volunteers who set up for the event, took orders, brought food to the tables, prepared the food, coordinated takeout orders and cleaned up.
(See photo gallery above.)
Accompanying the bishop was Kyle Rosser, a seminarian at Saint Mary Seminary, who served as his master of ceremonies for the evening. Father Tim Gareau, St. Raphael pastor; Father James Winings, parochial vicar; and Father Vince Hawk, pastor of nearby Holy Trinity Parish in Avon who lives at the St. Raphael rectory, joined the bishop for dinner.
After enjoying the fish fry, the bishop presided at Stations of the Cross. He told those gathered in the church that Stations of the Cross is one of his favorite Lenten devotions.
Bishop Malesic plans to visit St. Gabriel Parish in Concord Township on March 31 for the final fish fry and Stations of the Cross for this Lenten season.