October 13, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Youth participate in the February 2023 Lazarus Retreat at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center. RILEY GREIF | WKC

Source & Summit: The Twenty-Eighth 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 15, 2023




Isaiah 25:6—10a

Psalm 23:1—6

Philippians 4:12—14, 19—20

Matthew 22:1—14


The basis of the Christian community is not the family tie, or social or economic equality, or shared oppression or complaint, or mutual attraction, but the divine call.  The Christian community is not the result of human efforts. God has made us into his people by calling us out of “Egypt” to the “New Land,” out of the desert to fertile ground, out of slavery to freedom, out of our sin to salvation, out of captivity to liberation. All these words and images give expression to the fact that the initiative belongs to God and that he is the source of our new life together. By our common call to the New Jerusalem, we recognize each other on the road as brothers and sisters. Therefore, as the people of God, we are called ekklessia (from the Greek kaleo, “call,” and ek, “out), the community called out of the world into the new.

-Henri Nouwen


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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