February 9, 2024 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Members of the Miller and Hambley families and friends share a meal Sept. 19, 2022, in one of the yards of Maurin House, a relatively new Catholic Worker community in Columbia Heights, Minn. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

Source & Summit: Sixth 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, February 11, 2024:

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Job 7:1—4, 6—7

Psalm 147:1—6

Corinthians 9:16—19, 22—23

Mark 1:29—39



Who offers food, offers self.

This is true to my giving a sandwich to a person at the door,

Or my entertaining friends in the kitchen or the dining room.


It is also true of banquets, where the servers are the ambassadors

And representatives of the host who gives the food.


It is true of farmers who raise the food,

Or butchers who dress the meats,

Of bakers who bake the bread,

Of grandmothers who put up preserves,

Of anyone who peels, cooks or prepares food for others.


It is also true of every Christian

Who offers the bread and wine

At the sacrifice of the Mass.


-Ada Bethune


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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