October 26, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Bishop William F. Medley lights the Easter fire during the Easter Vigil on April 8, 2023, at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD | WKC

Source & Summit: The Thirtieth 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 29, 2023: 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Exodus 22:20—26

Psalm 18:2—4, 47, 51

Thessalonians 1:5c—10

Matthew 22:34—40


I invite you to rediscover the meaning of the liturgical year and of the Lord’s Day.  Both of these were left us by the Council (Cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium, nn. 102—111).

We see that the liturgical year is for us the possibility of growing in our knowledge of the mystery of Christ, immersing our life in the mystery of His Death and Resurrection, awaiting his return in glory. This is a true ongoing formation.

-Pope Francis


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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Publisher |  Bishop William F. Medley
Editor |  Elizabeth Wong Barnstead
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