January 19, 2024 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Bishop Edward J. Burns of Dallas carries the monstrance in a procession during an Aug. 2, 2023, gathering for U.S. pilgrims at World Youth Day at Quintas das Conchas e dos Lilases Park in Lisbon, Portugal. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)

Source & Summit: 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, January 21, 2024:

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



Jonah 3:1—5, 10

Psalm 25:4—9

Corinthians 7:29—31

Mark 1:14—20


From Sunday to Sunday the word of the Risen Lord illuminates our existence, wanting to achieve the end for which it was sent.  From Sunday to Sunday the communion in the Body and Blood of Christ wants to make also of our lives a sacrifice pleasing to the Father, in the fraternal communion of sharing, of hospitality, of service.

-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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