September 29, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

People hold hands while praying the Our Father during the Sept. 10, 2023 Sophia Awards Mass at St. Stephen Cathedral. ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD | WKC

Source & Summit: The Twenty-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, October 1, 2023: 

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Ezekiel 18:25—28

Psalm 25: 4—9

Philippians 2:1—11

Matthew 21:28—32


The commitment I envision must be in our Catholic bones:  the need to assemble each Sunday, to make common prayer in song, to hear the scriptures and reflect on them, to intercede for all the world, to gather at the holy table and give God thanks and praise over the bread and wine which are the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and finally to go from that room to our separate worlds— but now carrying the tune we have heard, murmuring the words we have made ours, nourished by the sacred banquet, ready in so many ways to make all God’s creation and all the work of human hands into the kingdom we have glimpsed in the liturgy.

-Joseph Bernardin

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

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