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January 18 2018

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 314
1 Samuel 18:6-9, 19:1-7
Psalm 56:2-3, 9-10a, 10b-11, 12-13
Mark 3:7-12
Hours: Week 2 of psalter

January 19 2018

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 315
1 Samuel 24:3-21
Psalm 57:2, 3-4, 6 and 11
Mark 3:13-19
Hours: Week 2 of psalter

January 20 2018

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Fabian, Pope, Martyr (red); St. Sebastian, Martyr (red); Saturday Memorial of the BVM (white) optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 316
2 Samuel 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27
Psalm 80:2-3, 5-7
Mark 3:20-21
Hours: Week 2 of psalter
Evening Prayer I of Third Sunday in Ordinary time
Night Prayer I of Sunday

January 21 2018

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings: No. 68 (Cycle B) Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20
Hours: Third Sunday of psalter and proper

January 22 2018

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
USA: DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN
Mass: From Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions: “For Giving Thanks to God for Human Life” (no. 48/1) with white vestments or “For the Preservation of Peace and Justice” (no. 30) with violet vestments.
Readings: No. 317
2 Samuel 5:1-7, 10
Psalm 89:20, 21-22, 25-26
Mark 3:22-30
or any from Vol 4 Nos. 887-891 or any from Lectionary for Mass Supplement nos. 947A-947E
Hours: Week 3 of psalter

January 23 2018

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [USA: St. Vincent, Deacon, Martyr (red); USA: St. Marianne Cope, Virgin (white) optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 318
2 Samuel 6:12b-15, 17-19
Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10
Mark 3:31-35
Hours: Week 3 of psalter

January 24 2018

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES, BISHOP, DOCTOR
(white) memorial
Mass: of St. Francis de Sales
Readings: No. 319
Samuel 7:4-17
Psalm 89:4-5, 27-28, 29-30
Mark 4:1-20
Hours: Week 3 of psalter and of St. Francis de Sales

Father Charles Yost, SCJ   (1932 - 2017)

For 53 years, the American Ordo was compiled and edited by Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ.

He assumed the exacting, detail-oriented responsibilities in 1964 when he was a professor and librarian at Sacred Heart Monastery. It became a labor of love, to which he was devoted until his death at age 85 in July, 2017.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1958, Fr. Yost continued his education earning master’s degrees in theology and library science from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Fr. Yost’s ministries included service as a missionary in Indonesia, an academic, a fundraiser, a parish priest and superior of the Priests of the Sacred Heart retirement community.

Even in retirement Fr. Yost continued to serve our religious congregation in various capacities, including overseeing the preparation of the American Ordo. Fr. Yost actually compiled information for the liturgical calendar about six years in advance and then updated the material periodically to reflect changes from Rome in order to keep the Ordo completely current.

We are deeply grateful for Fr. Yost’s diligence and watchful eye. His generous spirit and his love the Church inspire our dedication to continue to produce the American Ordo to his high standards.