October 6, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

A priest elevates the host during a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in 2020. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Source & Summit: Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

(The faithful) taking part in the Eucharistic sacrifice, which is the source and summit of the whole Christian life, offer the Divine Victim to God, and themselves along with it. 

-The Second Vatican Council fathers in Lumen Gentium, #11

Source & Summit is a feature of The Western Kentucky Catholic online, celebrating the National Eucharistic Revival: Year of Parish Revival. Intended to help Catholics of our parishes to probe the riches of our liturgical year and celebrate the liturgy well, the column will always start with the Bible readings for the Mass of the Day to help us reflect on, and help to “unpack” and expand our experiences at liturgy into the domestic church (the home) and the workplace.

Sunday reflections will be based on the Lord’s Day, the Liturgy, the Eucharist, and, occasionally, community.


Sunday, October 8, 2023: 

Source & Summit: Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time



Isaiah 5: 1—7

Psalm 80: 12—16, 19—20

Philippians 4:6—9

Matthew 21:33—43


Bread-breakers become bread broken; the diners become the world’s dinner; the Body at the table becomes the Body on the table.  For the life of the world.

-Nathan Mitchell


To learn more about the Diocese of Owensboro’s celebration of the National Eucharistic Revival, visit https://owensborodiocese.org/eucharistic-revival/.

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