November 17, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

A family is pictured in a file photo sharing a laugh at their farm in Epworth, Iowa. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Source & Summit: Thirty-Third 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, November 19, 2023:

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


Proverbs 31:10—13, 19—20, 30—31

Psalm 128:1—5

Thessalonians 5:1—6

Matthew 25:1—14—30


A second meaning of “Do this in memory of me” is thus “Gather up all your fleshly memories of table— of food and fun, tears and laughter, mellowness and mirth—for they have become your own body.  Your body is both at the table and on the table.  You are looking at what you have become.”

-Nathan Mitchell


To learn more about the Diocese of Owensboro’s celebration of the National Eucharistic Revival, visit

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