Monsignor Anthony Little said it's all about getting back to simplicity.
"Fish was understood as the common food of the everyday person," said Little, pastor of Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic church in Newry.
"It's still looked upon with the simplification of our everyday meals," he added. "It's about lessening our everyday richness of things and bringing ourselves to understand a little bit of simplicity."
Saint Patrick's has become somewhat of a staple in Central Pennsylvania for its Lenten fish dinners.
"I've been volunteering at this church for 70...79 years," said Dorie Simpson, a volunteer helping with the Lenten fish dinner.
Simpson has helped with the dinners for as long as she can remember.
"I make sure everything is prepared and ready to go," she said. "I make sure it's at the right temperature when it's ready to be served."
It's a place where the older generations and younger generations bond through volunteer work. Logan McIntosh, a junior at Bishop Guilfoyle High School believes it's important to give back to her church.
"I think growing up around here, it's a giving atmosphere," she said. "You should give back to the place, your school, your parish that helped raise you."
Fish dinners at Saint Patrick Newry are served every Friday during Lent from 4-7pm.