Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
September 25, 2020
Mid-Week Chat with Fr. Tom
1st Annual Trunk or Treating at
St. James the Greater October 31 from 3:00-5:00
Two ways to participate: Either decorate your trunk and come pass out treats or bring your children for a safe trick or treating event. If you are decorating your vehicle, please arrive by 2:30 so we can be in place before the "treaters" arrive. Sign up here to bring your decorated trunk.

Try Lectio Divina with our 2nd Reading.

Phil 2:1-11
Brothers and sisters:
If there is any encouragement in Christ,
any solace in love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any compassion and mercy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,
united in heart, thinking one thing.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;
rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
each looking out not for his own interests,
but also for those of others.
Have in you the same attitude
that is also in Christ Jesus,
Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Crossword for our 2nd Reading

Blessed are they who mourn
For they shall be comforted Mt 5:4
3 in 1: A Picture of God Storybook/Video

How to Teach Kids the Trinity with an Apple Object Lesson
Grab an apple and share these five truths with your kids:
  • An apple has three parts: the seeds, the flesh, and the skin. When you cut an apple in half, you can see that each of these three parts are different (at this point, you can cut the apple open for your kids!).
  • The skin is like God the Father because He protects us. 
  • The flesh is like God the Son because Jesus Christ took on human flesh. 
  • The seeds are like God the Holy Spirit because He through His power, we grow in faith. 
  • Each of the parts of an apple are different, but they are ALL apple.
  • So are the persons of God all different (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), yet they are ALL God.

Apple Nachos

4 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 c. white chocolate chips, melted
3/4 c. caramel, warmed
1 c. chopped pretzels
2 Heath bars, broken into pieces
  1. On a large plate, arrange apple slices on top of one another.
  2. Drizzle with half the white chocolate and caramel, then top with pretzels and Heath bars.
  3. Drizzle with remaining white chocolate and caramel.
  4. Serve immediately.
Dutch Apple Pie - You're gonna love it!
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter - melted
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

Filling -
2/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp corn starch
1 1/4 cups water
3 cups diced peeled tart apples
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine the first four ingredients; set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an un-greased 9" pie plate.
For filling: combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir one minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and apples. Pour into crust, top with reserve crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 min. or until crust is golden brown.