MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)– The beautiful weather caused folks to flock to fish fry across the St. Louis area. At Holy Spirit Parish in Maryland Heights a clergy member starts cooking every Friday in Lent.
Father Rick Bockskopf is a pastor and cook, “Necessity, when I was the pastor of Notre Dame in Wellston I was the only priest for meals, so I started cooking.”
Fr. Rich Bockskopf has loved cooking ever since. He shares his talents with his flock. On the menu Friday night was his seafood gumbo. You can purchase fried fish at Holy Spirit and Fr. Rich also serves up one his specials. It makes him feel good.
The priest said, “Gathering people around for fellowship and knowing they’re able to do that because of the meal.”
Outside volunteers were frying fish and grilling salmon on a plank. They were grateful the weather made a turn for the better. It makes their job a little easier.