November 3, 2023 | Source & Summit
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Francis Pullen lectors at the Oct. 16, 2022 Mass in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Rosary Chapel in Paducah. ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD | WKC

Source & Summit: Thirty-First 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, November 5, 2023:

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time



Malachi 1:14b—2:2b, 8—10

Psalm 131:1—3

Thessalonians 2:7b—9, 13

Matthew 23:1—12


When you are teaching, command and exhort the people to be faithful to the assembly of the Church. Let them not fail to attend, but let them gather faithfully together. Let no one deprive the Church by staying away; if they do, they deprive the Church of one of its members!

Do not, then, make light of your own selves, do not deprive our Savior of his members, do not rend, do not scatter his Body!

-The Didascalia of the Apostles, Second Century


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

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