January 26, 2024 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Bishop William F. Medley lifts a chalice containing the Precious Blood at Chrism Mass on April 12, 2022, which was held at the Owensboro Sportscenter. RILEY GREIF | WKC

Source & Summit: Fourth 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 28, 2024

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Deuteronomy 18:15—20

Psalm 95:1—2, 6—9

1 Corinthians 7:32—35

Mark 1: 21—28


Love bade me welcome:  yet my soul drew back,

Guiltie of dust and sinne.

But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack

From my first entrance in,

Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning

If I lacked anything.


A guest, I answered, worthy to be here:

Love said, You shall be he.

I the unkinde, ungrateful?  Ah my deare,

I cannot look on thee.

Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,

Who made the eyes but I?


Truth, Lord, but I have marr’d them:  let my shame

Go where it doth deserve.

And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?

My deare, then I will serve.

You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:

So I did sit and eat.

-George Herbert, Seventeenth century


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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