The Catholic Sun and the Diocese of Syracuse are teaming up once again to crown a parish or school as the best Lenten fish fry in the diocese — complete with the coveted Holy Mackerel trophy and bragging rights for an entire year!

Last year, St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Syracuse edged out Divine Mercy Parish in Central Square to win an incredibly close and highly competitive contest. (The friendly rivalry and hijinks that ensued were worthy of their own awards. See last year’s highlights for just a sampling.)

Can your favorite fry take top honors this year?

As a reminder: This contest is a fun, friendly way to celebrate the fellowship and hard work of our parish communities. In keeping with that spirit, here are the voting rules:

• Voting begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17.

• Voting ends at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 2.

• You must enter a valid email address to cast your vote.

• You may vote once. That means:

• You may cast only one vote per email address. Multiple votes from the same email address will be removed.

• If you have more than one email address, you may use only one of those addresses to cast your vote.

• Finally, we ask that you please remember the spirit of this contest and understand that we reserve the right to verify and remove, if appropriate, any and all votes cast.

If you have questions, or if the fish fry you want to vote for is not listed, please contact Katherine at

Good luck and thank you for participating!

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