September 8, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Staff member Natalie Rhinerson leads music during Mass at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center’s Camp LIFE (Life It For Eternity) on July 11, 2023. ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD | WKC

Source & Summit: The Twenty-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, September 10, 2023: 

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


Ezekiel 33:7—9

Psalm 95: 1—2, 6—9

Romans 13:8—10

Matthew 18: 15—20


For those who keep their eyes on the kingdom, it is not only in the future— it is already coming into being in the present. And it is present, for this faith is today shaping a community of men and women, a society in which people strengthen each other toward this goal. Without such a society, how is faith possible? The kingdom of God must be foreshadowed in a human society. The apostle Paul calls this society the Body of Christ, of which Christ is the head (1 Corinthians 12:12—27). Peter calls it a building (1 Peter 2:4—12). Jesus calls it his little flock, where all love one another, where each answers for the other and all answer for the one.

-Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt


To learn more about the Diocese of Owensboro’s celebration of the National Eucharistic Revival, visit

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