People kneel in prayer during a Holy Hour at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City July 13, 2023. The liturgy was hosted by the Sisters of Life, who are sponsoring similar opportunities for Eucharistic adoration in Denver, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington during the ongoing National Eucharistic Revival. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Source & Summit: Fifth 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, February 4, 2024:
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 7:1—4, 6—7
Corinthians 9:16—19, 22—23
Each church gathers regularly to praise and thank God, to remember and make present God’s great deeds, to offer common prayer, to realize and celebrate the kingdom of peace and justice. That action of the Christian assembly is liturgy.
-American Bishops, 1976
To learn more about the Diocese of Owensboro’s celebration of the National Eucharistic Revival, visit https://owensborodiocese.org/eucharistic-revival/.