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February 28 2017

(8th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 348
Sirach 35:1-12
Psalm 50:5-6, 7-8, 14+23
Mark 10:28-31
Hours: Week 4 of psalter
Note: LENT BEGINS TOMORROW
Begin Vol. II of Liturgy of the Hours

March 01 2017

ASH WEDNESDAY (violet)
Mass: proper, Penitential rite is omitted when
ashes are blessed. Preface IV of Lent
Readings: No. 219
Joel 2:12-18
Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
2 Corinthians 5:20 — 6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Ashes are blessed and given after the gospel and
homily. If blessed outside of Mass, the Liturgy
of the Word is celebrated using the Mass texts.
The blessing and distribution of the ashes follow
the homily. The service concludes with the
General intercessions and a Blessing.
Appropriate hymns should be sung.
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and Lenten proper
Morning Prayer: the Pss. and canticle may be taken
from Friday of Week 3 because of their
penitential character.

March 02 2017

THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY (violet)
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent I-IV
Readings: No. 220
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4, 5
Luke 9:22-25
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and Lenten proper
Note: Tomorrow is First Friday. Votive Mass of the
Sacred Heart is not permitted.

March 03 2017

FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY (violet).
(St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin - In USA, Commemoration only)
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent I-IV
Readings: No. 221
Isaiah 58:1-9a
Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 18-19
Matthew 9:14-15
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and proper

March 04 2017

SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY (violet).
(St. Casimir, Commemoration only)
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent I-IV
Readings: No. 222
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Luke 5:27-32
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and proper
Evening Prayer I of First Sunday of Lent

March 05 2017

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (violet)
Mass: proper, Creed, Preface of First Sunday of Lent
Readings: No. 22 (Cycle A)
Genesis 2:7-9
Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17
Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12:17-19
Matthew 4:1-44
Hours: First Sunday of psalter and proper

March 06 2017

MONDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT (violet)
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent I-IV
Readings: No. 224
Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Matthew 25:31-46
Hours: Week 1 of psalter and Lenten proper

Meet Father Yost, SCJ

Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ, has compiled and edited the American Ordo for the past 50 years.

He assumed the exacting, detail-oriented responsibilities in 1964 when he was a professor and librarian at Sacred Heart Monastery. It has become a labor of love.

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, DC. Over the course of his career he served as a missionary in Indonesia, an academic, a fundraiser, a parish priest and superior of the Priests of the Sacred Heart retirement community.

Now retired himself, Fr. Yost continues to serve our religious congregation in various capacities, including overseeing the preparation of the American Ordo. Fr. Yost actually compiles information for the liturgical calendar about six years in advance and then updates the material periodically to reflect changes from Rome in order to keep the Ordo completely up to date.

We are deeply grateful for Fr. Yost's diligence and watchful eye. We look forward to his involvement with the American Ordo for years to come.