August 11, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Pope Francis poses for a selfie with World Youth Day volunteers at a concert venue in Algés, Portugal, Aug. 6, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Source & Summit: The Nineteenth 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 new feature of The Western Kentucky Catholic online, celebrating the National Eucharistic Revival: Year of The Parish. 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, August 13, 2023: 

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Kings 19:9a, 11—13a

Psalm 8, 9—14

Romans 9:1—5

Matthew 14:22—33


At the source of our celebrations is the energy of the Holy Spirit from which we must constantly drink, and this energy is the new time inaugurated by the resurrection. It is this time that enters our days, weeks, and years until our old time is saturated with it and the mortal veil that covers our old time is at last rent.  But even now, “today” we can participate in this new time.

-Jean Corbon


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