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Pa r i s h C e l e b r a t i o n s A r o u n d P r i n c e Wi l l i a m C o u n t y G e t t i n g t o K n o w. . . B l e s s e d Jo r d a n of Saxony

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Parish Celebrations Around Prince William County by Jean Mondoro


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With the start of the new liturgical season, the parish families of Our Lady of Angels and Holy Family have begun their Lenten practices while also reflecting on the Year of St. Joseph. In Dale City, the Holy Family community has had to adapt their Lenten schedule due to the ongoing pandemic. The Good Fri-

Nearby, in Woodbridge, Our Lady of Angels parish is also setting into their Lenten practices and preparing to entrust them to Jesus and Mary.During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be offered on Fridays with English and Spanish options. Additional confession times will be on Wednesday evenings.The Solemnity of St.

day Passion reenactment as well as the living stations put on by the youth ministry will not be taking place for safety reasons. Despite the unfortunate and limiting circumstances, the parish has still put certain devotions into place to remain growing in faith as a family. Earlier this year, on the Feast of the Holy Family, there was the annual parish-wide consecration to the Holy Family. The parish has also recently consecrated their community to the protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe. “I have been encouraging a month-long devotion to St. Joseph as well as other personal devotions,” said Pastor Fr. Ramon Baez. Even with an adapted Lenten schedule and unique circumstances amidst the pandemic, Holy Family parish continues to find ways to grow in holiness through their confidence in the help of Jesus, Mary and Joseph through personal devotions and consecrations.

Joseph will be primarily celebrated with Mass, including a Spanish vigil Mass on March 18th. Preparation to consecrate to the Immaculate Heart of Mary began on February 13th and will continue until the feast day on June 12th. “This year our parish has been given to a religious order of priests,” said Administrative Assistant Melissa Chaves. “The DCJM, who are devoted to the hearts of Jesus and Mary.”(These initials are Spanish for “Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.”) With Lent underway, both Holy Family and Our Lady of Angels have begun various devotions, consecrations, and other spiritual practices with which to grow closer to God during this special year of St. Joseph and become stronger as parish families.

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Getting to Know... Blessed Jordan of Saxony by Erin Jobes


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Blessed Jordan of Saxony was born into a noble family in 1190 near the German town of Dassel. Bl. Jordan traveled to France to pursue his studies at the University of Paris. While a student in Paris, Jordan met the great saint, St. Dominic. Bl. Jordan would later go on to become the next Master General of the Order of Preachers (O.P.) after St. Dominic died. “In Lombardy, the people and confreres regarded him as a second Dominic. Accordingly, when the provincials and other representatives of the provinces, which were scattered through the greater part of the then civilized world, gathered at Paris, they unanimously elected the subject of our narrative as Master General. This was late in May, 1222. Possibly the only person surprised at the choice was Jordan himself.” Bl. Jordan was most known for his love Our Blessed Mother. To honor the Most Holy Name of Mary, he composed a little Office of 5 psalms, each of which began with a letter of her name (M – the Magnificat, A – Psalm 120, R – Psalm 119:17-24, I – Psalm 126, A – Psalm 123). He also had a great zeal for the faith and through his preaching convinced St. Albert the Great to join the Order of Preachers. It was often said that mothers would hide their sons when they knew Bl. Jordan was coming because when the sons would hear Bl. Jordan preach they would want to enter the order. “God blessed him [Jordan] generously with those masterful qualities which enchant and captivate others. Jordan was a

charmer of men. He possessed those bedrock virtues, which compel respect and enforce confidence—personal austerity, angelic purity of heart, nobility of soul, an unswerving spirit of justice, heroic forgetfulness of self. Providence enriched his strong mind with the most lovable attractions. His speech was ready and gracious. It scintillated with wit, and was as sharp as a sword. In case of need, it could strike the terror of a clap of thunder. This gift he used with the greatest skill, going straight to the point which he wished to inculcate. Affable and easy of approach, kindly in his ways, ever in good humor (often even jovial), his gentle nature disarmed all wrath. He was an ideal Friar Preacher—a true type of the Order.” --Father Mortier On February 13th 1237, on his way back to Italy from the Holy Land, his ship wrecked and he died along with several other religious. We celebrate this wonderful blessed on February 13th, and his official patronages are for Dominican vocations and against drowning. “Jesus was real to Jordan, a Friend whom he’d come to know and love deeply in his life of prayer. Jordan understood the restless hunger of the world around him, and he couldn’t rest until that world would come to know this same Friend.” Blessed Jordan of Saxony, patron of Dominican vocations, ora pro nobis.

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Parish Spotlight: Seton Lake Ridge by Jean Mondoro


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Armed with the graces of the Christmas season, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish family is now looking ahead to Lent and planning how to best serve the parishioners and continue growing in holiness. “The Year of St. Joseph will be seamlessly woven into the regular flow of the liturgical year,” said Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Melissa Maleski. Under the inspiration of honoring St. Joseph, the Family Religious Formation program will put their creative talents to work in early February as they write letters and draw pictures to show appreciation for Pastor Fr. Brian Bashista, Parochial Vicar Fr. Dort Bigg and Deacon Rob Warner. The Youth Ministry will also be thanking the clergy with a St. Joseph “Spiritual Fathers” dinner, set to be held in March. Meanwhile, the men’s program “That Man is You” has begun a nine-week spiritual “Novena to Nazareth” to take them through the Lenten season.“From this journey,” said Erick Kasisky, a member of the “That Man is You” core team,. “the men of the parish hope to better understand the times in which the Holy Family lived and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit so they can bring that message to the needs of our current culture.” The Saturday stewardship event, taking place during this year’s Lenten Ember Days on February 27th, will be spent preparing care packages for Bishop Bur-

bidge and all priests and seminarians in the diocese. These gifts, consisting of spiritual bouquets and other treats, will be given as a celebration of current as well as future spiritual fathers. As another Lenten initiative, the Human Concerns Outreach Ministry will host a parish-wide Lenten Giving Mercy Trees fundraiser, which will aid the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinics in Woodbridge and Manassas. This organization’s mission is to serve both the uninsured and under-insured members of Prince William county with medical needs. All funds which are raised through this campaign will be given as a donation to the clinics to purchase necessary medical supplies. The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton family is keeping busy as they pull together a calendar filled with events and activities to prepare before and during the Lenten season while also intentionally incorporating the theme of the Year of St. Joseph in their service to others. “As the year goes on,” said Maleski, “our parish will continue to find ways, both big and small, to honor and contemplate the strong and silent witness of Jesus’ foster father.”

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The Church on the Hill by Kathy Wolstenholme

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When you drive north or south on Route 1 in Woodbridge, Virginia you see a church on the hill. Although this church was not built until 1986, the parish had its beginning in the early 1960’s. As the Catholic population of Northern Virginia increased, the Diocese of Richmond realized the need and established Our Lady of Angels (OLA). It began simply in the trunk of a parishioner’s car and progressed to the beautiful “Church on the Hill.” Our parish has grown over the years and has become one of the largest in the Diocese of Arlington, which was established in 1974 as the Washington Metropolitan Area grew. It has become the beacon of faith, hope and charity with its many liturgies and programs for the faithful who gather to worship and pray. Our family became a part of Our Lady of Angels in 1971. We purchased a home in Woodbridge in January of that year and, using our foresight, decided to drive down and see the house once more to make sure everything we wanted was included in the area. We looked at the house one more time before settlement to check it out. We were concerned about a few minor things, one being a dry basement (my grandparents always got water in theirs and it was a

problem). Also, we thought we would go to mass at the church we would attend. Everything looked great. The basement was dry, mass was being held in OLA’s Catholic Center, and there were classrooms we were sure were for the school. There were even two nuns in the congregation. Everything seemed perfect. We went to settlement, signed the papers and moved in. A week later, Dennis, our first child was born two months early, the ground at the house thawed after a cold spell and water seeped in the basement. The classrooms at OLA were for CCD not a school and the nuns were visiting. Oh well, so much for all of our foresight. We settled in and began raising a family – one boy and four girls. A Regional Catholic School, St. Thomas Aquinas, was established at OLA in 1977 and life became busy with parish activities, school for the kids and many volunteer programs. Life was beautiful. However, the true beauty of OLA lies in the priests, deacons and laity who serve and have served over the years. From its humble beginnings until present day, the people of OLA have grown in God’s love and grace through the sacraments, masses and services shared by clergy and parishioners. Together


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we gather to worship God and gain His blessings and favors. We try to support one another, the parish and community by following the Word of God we receive while attending services at OLA. As People of God, we learn to trust Him and grow in wisdom and grace. Our church offers and secures a place in God’s family for anyone who seeks it. As parents we tried to teach our children the Christian values we were raised with by our parents. We took them to mass, enrolled and helped with the summer Bible School Program, and volunteered at the school. We made friends and worked with them on committees, socials and parish programs. One of the most significant attributes of our parish is its diversity. When you attend mass or other religious services you cannot help but notice the different ethnicity and cultures members of OLA bring to the parish. We learn and grow from each other and become more accepting and Christlike through our interaction during the liturgies. As we grow as a parish and individually as parishioners, we will begin to realize that God is truly working through us to grow his faithful and to increase our Church and love for one another. When you look around church and see

the ethnic dress, the differences in age, and abilities; you know the value we each bring to our parish. Life within our community becomes stronger when we come together as a family, friend or individual to pray. It is also true we should work together to support the parish in its spiritual activities and in its service and financial needs. People always grow in love when we work together to bring God’s love to others. Now as grandparents and over 49 years as parishioners we can look back and see the many blessings we have received over the years. We realize our faith is an integral part of our family that was nurtured at Our Lady of Angels and sustained by the many friends we have had over the years. With His continued help and grace may we be guided to serve Him, our parish and one another. May God bless you and your family.See you in church!

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ORNER by Natalie Sutton and Kateri Foos

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It is February, and that means Lent is coming up shortly. Lent is a time for everyone to reflect, repent and give something up. People can usually give up things like food, or an activity they do often. Giving something up for Lent is a great way for us to detach from things of this world and, most importantly, remember what Jesus did for us during his 40 days and 40 nights in the desert. Giving things up for Lent is difficult and it is extremely easy for us to be faced with temptation. This is when we can look at Jesus as the ultimate model for resisting temptation. During his time in the desert, Jesus was not only fasting and praying, but the Devil himself came and tempted Jesus three times. The first temptation was to turn stones into bread. This was especially hard for Jesus to resist since he hadn’t eaten in a very long while. The second temptation was for Jesus to throw himself off a mountain and “test” God to see if He would save Jesus from the fall. In the third temptation, the Devil asked Jesus to bow down to him and if Jesus did so, the Devil would give Jesus power over all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus had the strength to tell the Devil to leave

and He resisted all the temptations. While we may not be as severely tempted by the Devil as Jesus was, we must remember that if Jesus was able to resist temptations that harsh, it should give us the courage and strength we need to resist temptations. During Lent, we also have the option to do more of something, instead of ‘giving something up’. This can include going to adoration more, going to mass more often, and praying more rosaries. Having a deeper prayer life during Lent is the perfect way for us to prepare for Easter, which is the most significant day the Church celebrates. We can pray to have a deeper faith and increased hope to assist us in our. Lenten journey. Giving up things or praying more during Lent also helps us to maintain or start good habits. . For example, if someone has been going to mass more often during Lent, they don’t have to stop going to mass more often once Lent is over. Or if someone gave up an activity such as watching TV, it is something that they can continue to carry out. Lent is a time to really focus on a joyful spirit of


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sacrifice and increasing our prayer lives. girls thinking about religious life or wanting to learn about religious life.The camp takes February is also the month of the feast of place at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary which is Our Lady of Lourdes. This is when Our Lady dedicated to Our Lady. In fact, anyone can came down from heaven and visited Saint go and visit the grotto. There is a rock there Bernadette and instructed her to build a that is embedded into a replica of the grotto beautiful church over the place that Berna- of Lourdes, and the rock was taken directly dette saw her. Our Lady also asked Berna- from the actual grotto in Lourdes, France. dette to dig a hole and from the hole came a During one of the days at FIAT camp, we all spring of bubbling water where many phys- go up to the rock in the grotto and each of ical and spiritual miracles of both body and us have the opportunity to touch the rock soul have taken place. Many of us may have and place any rosaries or holy cards to it so had the opportunity to visit Lourdes and go they can be blessed. One of the best parts for a pilgrimage there. But if not, it is some- of visiting the rock is that anyone who does thing everyone should have on their bucket so is granted a Plenary Indulgence, which list. I, Natalie, had the opportunity to visit you can learn more about from this link: Lourdes in the summer of 2011. It was an https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devoexperience I will never forget even though I tions/conditions-13362 . So if one is unable was so young. It was surreal to be standing to visit Lourdes, visiting the grotto at Mount in the exact place that Our Lady had ap- St. Mary’s Seminary is a great alternative. peared and the exact same place a saint had walked. The water from Lourdes was unbe- We both hope you have an impactful lievably refreshing and it was an amazing Lent that is full of prayer and graces to experience to touch and drink the water. make you stronger and resist temptation. And remember, a fruitful Lent helps Both of us went to FIAT camp, a camp for prepare us for a holy and Happy Easter.

pray for us

OUR LADY OF LOURDES,

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Saint Joseph, The Human Face of Fatherhood by Colleen Rooney

Joseph was the man God the Father chose from all eternity to be the human face of fatherhood to His Eternally Begotten Son, the Incarnate Word, Jesus. Pope Francis has proclaimed this year--beginning on December 8, 2020 and concluding on December 8, 2021--as the Year of St. Joseph. It is the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being named patron of the Universal Church by Blessed Pope Pius IX. As with any year of special designation in the Church, additional graces flow from honoring and participating in the prayers and religious events associated with the proclamation. Pope Francis has written an apostolic letter, Patris Corde, (“With a Father’s Heart”) to honor St. Joseph and describe his many virtues as he accepted God’s role for him as protector and supporter of Mary and Jesus. How does a man teach a boy how to be a father? By being a father to him. Joseph is referred to as Jesus’ father a few times in Scripture. St. Luke tells us of the presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple. In his Gospel, Joseph is mentioned as the father of Jesus, not simply the husband of Mary. (Luke 2:33: “And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them….”) The virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, refers to Joseph as Jesus’ father (Luke 2:48:

“Behold your father and I have been looking for you anxiously,” Mary said to Jesus upon finding the boy in the Temple with Joseph at her side.) The towns people in Nazareth who heard Jesus speaking in the synagogue referred to Joseph as the father of Jesus. (Luke 4:22: “And all spoke well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said, ‘Is not this Joseph’s son?”) Clearly, Joseph is identified as the human foster father of Jesus by the Virgin Mary, those present at the Presentation in the Temple, and the townsfolk in Nazareth who had lived in the same community with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for many years. Joseph was known as Jesus’ father. He was chosen by the heavenly Father to take Mary as his wife, to love and protect her and to be the human foster father to her Son. Joseph was the legal father of Jesus according to Jewish law, and he accepted his God-given calling to be the man who would show Jesus human fatherhood. From Joseph’s first appearance in the Gospel of Matthew, we see a picture of a quiet, thoughtful man. (Matt. 1:18 -24: “When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit, and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her


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away quietly. But as he considered this, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son and you shall call his name Jesus…When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife…and he called his name Jesus.”) In this scene from Matthew, Joseph is first described as the husband of Mary. Then he is described as a just man. The Jewish betrothal ceremony was one where the couple were legally married, but there was a period before they lived under the same roof. This was the case with Joseph and Mary. Joseph was preparing a home to bring Mary where they would live their married life together. One can imagine the quiet observations of Joseph when he met the Virgin Mary for the first time and of his developing love for her as time passed. Federic Suarez, in Joseph of Nazareth, referring to Mary’s vow of virginity before she was betrothed to Joseph, and St. Thomas Aquinas’ commentary on it, says of Joseph, “And Joseph? Here is another sign of the astonishing caliber of this exceptional man. His affection for Mary must have been very great indeed. He must have loved her so much and with such generosity of heart, that, learning of her desire to preserve the consecration she had made to God, he agreed nevertheless to go ahead and pledge his troth, preferring to renounce having children rather than not to live with her.” St. Joseph had a deep love for Mary from the beginning. One of the greatest gifts a father can give to his son is a great love for his mother. Joseph gave this gift to Jesus. Our author in Joseph of Nazareth makes a convincing case of Joseph’s great, human sacrificial love for Mary. One which would be sorely tried between the time he observed

Mary with child and the angel of the Lord’s revelation to him that the Child was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Joseph was a just man. According to what he knew, he determined to divorce Mary quietly, so as not to put her to shame. He had made up his mind and will to do this. He was a kind man but a strong man. He was judging the situation with Mary according to his best insight. It was not until the angel interceded that the situation was made clear to him. With that knowledge, he did not hesitate but took Mary to the home he had prepared for them to live in. Joseph’s treatment of Mary prior to the angel’s visitation in the dream gives us a great window into the soul and virtues of this quiet, just man. This man whom Jesus would experience from infancy onward as the protector and beloved human spouse of his mother and the protector and human father to Him. Jesus would experience safety because Joseph would protect Mary and Jesus from Herod and later Archelaus. Jesus would experience the human love of a human father because Joseph would love Jesus. Jesus would experience training and education because Joseph would show him how to earn a living and fulfill his duties as a Jewish man. Jesus would experience human sacrificial love, self-denial, and magnanimity because Joseph practiced these virtues and others quietly and humbly. This year of St. Joseph is a time to pray to and read about this saintly man who above all men God created and called to be the chaste spouse of the virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus, the incarnate Word of God. If God created and chose him to be the human father of Jesus, you know that he will be a rich source of guidance and inspiration for each of us. St. Joseph, Pray for us!

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Coming away from “The Presentation” and seeing both Joy & Sorrow, we notice a little resemblance of the Sorrowful Mysteries, which will play a remarkable part in the lives of Mary, Joseph and Jesus, in our own lives, as well as our brothers and sisters and neighbors’ lives. A little while after The Magi had paid homage to their King and left their gifts, they were warned to take another route back to their homes. When King Herod found out The Magi went home another way, he was furious. So in his fury he sent soldiers out to Bethlehem to slay all boys 2 years old and under. That was a horrendous thing to do and from the leader of all his people. As the soldiers were mounting their horses, knowing what they were doing for the King, they set out. St. Joseph had a dream that he, Mary and baby Jesus should leave for Egypt. So in the middle of the night they departed for Egypt. Saint Matthew conveys the extreme sorrow with a lament from the Old Testament: “Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: ‘A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; She refused to be consoled, because they were no more.’” (Matthew 2:17-18). The Church has always remembered these youngest victims of Herod as martyrs. Like all such martyrs, the Holy Innocents died for their faith. By their death they bore testimony to Jesus as the Messiah. (The feast day of The Holy In-

nocents is on December 28, unless that day falls on a Sunday.) During the same time Herod’s edict was taking place, the Holy Family was displaced from their homeland and stayed in Egypt for an unknown time. I think about “immigrants” and compare them to the Holy Family: Knowing what was happening in Bethlehem, the slaughter of the innocents, and their leaving for Egypt, not knowing how to speak the language or live in the Inns. What sorrow! After another few years Herod died and they received the news that it was safe to return to Nazareth. Jesus was then about 4 - 5 years old. The private life of Jesus continued until he was 12 years of age. In a period of five years they experienced such joy-filled and sorrow-filled days, weeks, and years. It is a good practice to pray for an increase of prudence, trust, and deeper faith in the Lord from the Finding of Jesus Christ in the Temple. When Jesus was 12 years old, He went with His parents to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. Joseph, like Mary, had complied with angels’ commands and an emperor’s decree. Now in obedience to the law, Joseph journeyed to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover with Mary and the boy Jesus. At the conclusion of the Passover festival, the Holy Family began their return to Nazareth by caravan. Unknown to His parents, Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem. At the end of the first day of the return journey Mary and Joseph found each other, but where was Je-


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sus? After talking with friends and acquaintances, they headed back to the Jerusalem to find their lost child. Sorrowfully, they left the caravan. Dumb with grief, and a hundred inquiries, and a hundred crushing disappointments; false leads and heavier hearts; kind suggestions and cruel failures. Until finally they took their sorrow into the Temple where they found Him after three days had passed. Jesus was in the Temple among the Doctors who were astonished at His wisdom. The relief of finding Him in the Temple was indeed joyful. But Mary said, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been searching for you in sorrow.” Jesus replied, “Why did you search for me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?” Mary was surprised by the mystery of His words and treasured them in her heart. Jesus and his parents returned to Nazareth and there He lived in total obscurity. Jesus grew in grace, age and wisdom before God and man until He turned thirty years old. Afterward, He gave himself totally to His Divine Public Ministry. “I know where I came from and where I am going.” (St. John 8:14) Faith is a gift of God, but a gift wrapped in reason. Prudence is a virtue of the Holy Spirit. Trust is total submission to God’s will.

References: “Bible Rosary: The Life of Jesus, Thirty-Five Mysteries” by Eleanor Therese Burnside, pp. 152-162. Holy Bible New American, pp. 1146-1148. “Joy to the World” by Scott Hahn, pp. 138139. “Father Peyton Rosary Prayer” by Father Patrick Peyton, pp. 38, 57, 76, 133, 152, 190. Rosary Meditation, p. 17. The Rosary, p. 29. “The Rosary: The Little Summa” by Robert Feeney pp. 245-247.

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FRENCH QUARTER BEIGNETS by Colleen Rooney

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Beignets are a tasty, fried yeast dough treat that are eaten during the Mardi Gras celebration but are delicious with a cup of café au lait or a cappuccino any time of the year!


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YIELDS: 20 INGREDIENTS ¾ cup lukewarm water ( 105 – 115 degrees ) 1 pkg. active dry yeast ( or 2 ¼ tsp ). 1/3 cup of sugar 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour Pinch of salt ( about 1/16 tsp. ) 1 large egg ½ cup evaporated milk 3 tbsp. melted butter 1 tsp. vanilla extract Oil for frying – Canola ( or Vegetable ) Confectionary Sugar EQUIPMENT Large bowl or Kitchen Aid Mixer Microwave container or small pot Measuring cups Measuring spoons Whisk and small bowl Floured board or pastry sheet Frying or candy thermometer Biscuit cutter – 1 ½ or 2 inches round 4-quart pan or Dutch oven Paper Towels Paper Bags, a couple

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DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large bowl or Kitchen Aid Mixer combine lukewarm water and yeast. Let stand for five minutes until dissolved. 2. In a small bowl, lightly whisk egg, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, salt, and sugar. Add to yeast mixture. 3. Measure out two cups of flour and mix by hand or in standard mixer until incorporated. About 2 minutes for standard mixer. 4. Melt butter in microwave container or in pan on stove. Add to dough and mix until dough is sticky but smooth. Add additional flour to make a soft dough. May save some for flouring board. 5. Turn dough onto lightly floured board or pastry sheet and knead, 1 – 2 minutes. Lightly grease bowl. Return dough to greased bowl, turning once to coat it. 6. Cover bowl and let dough rise in a warm, draft free place for two hours or until double in size. 7. Punch the dough down and remove from bowl. 8. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Then cut dough in round 2-inch shape. Let dough rest for 10 minutes before frying. 9. Add oil to pan about 2-inches in depth. Heat to 350 degrees F. Working in batches of four and five depending on the size of your pan. Fry the beignets two to three minutes until they are golden brown on both sides. Remove carefully and place on paper towels. 10. Place two cups of confectionary sugar in a paper bag and add warm beignets. Shake gently to coat beignets completely. Remove from bag and enjoy with a cup of your favorite hot drink! Enjoy!


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COUNTY PARISH DIRECTORY

OUR LADY OF ANGELS 13752 Marys Way, Woodbridge, VA 22191 (703) 494-2444 Online Bulletin Here

ST. FRANCIS 18825 Fuller Heights Rd, Triangle, VA 22172 (703) 221-4044 Online Bulletin Here

SACRED HEART 12975 Purcell Rd, Manassas, VA 20112 (703) 590-0030 Online Bulletin Here

HOLY FAMILY 14160 Ferndale Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22193 (703) 670-8161 Online Bulletin Here

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON 12807 Valleywood Dr, Lake Ridge, VA 22192 (703) 494-4008 Online Bulletin Here

HOLY TRINITY 8213 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155 (703) 753-6700 Online Here Bulletin

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