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November 19 2017

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings: No. 157 (Cycle A) Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Thessalonians 5:1-5
Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
Hours: First Sunday of psalter and proper

November 20 2017

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings:  No. 497
1 Maccabees 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63
Psalm 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155
Luke 16:35-43
Hours: Week 1 of psalter

November 21 2017

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
MARY (white) memorial
Mass: of the Presentation of the BVM. Preface of the BVM I or II
Readings: No. 686 (or Weekday No. 498) Revelation 3:1-8
Psalm 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 Matthew 12:46-50
Hours: Week 1 of psalter and of the Presentation of the BVM

November 22 2017

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
ST. CECILIA, VIRGIN, MARTYR (red) memorial
Mass: of St. Cecilia. Preface of weekday or of the Saint
Readings:  No. 499
Maccabees 7:1, 20-31 Psalm 17:2bcd, 5-6, 8b+15 Luke 19:11-26
Hours: Week 1 of psalter and of St. Cecilia

November 23 2017

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green). In USA: Mass for Thanksgiving Day. [Blessed Miguel Augustine Pro, Priest, Martyr (red) optional in USA; St. Clement I, Pope, Martyr (red), St. Columban, Priest (white) optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Thanksgiving Day Mass: proper. Proper Preface for Thanksgiving Day
Readings:  No. 500
1 Maccabees 2:15-29
Psalm 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15
Luke 19:41-44
Thanksgiving Day Readings:
See Lectionary Volume IV, No. 943-947
Hours: Week 1 of psalter

November 24 2017

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
ST. ANDREW DUNG-LAC, PRIEST AND
COMPANIONS, MARTYRS (red) memorial
Mass: of St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions.
Preface of Weekday and of the Saints
Readings:  No. 501
1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59
Psalm: 1 Chronicles 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd
Luke 19:45-48
Hours: Week 1 of psalter and of the Martyrs

November 25 2017

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green). [St. Catherine of Alexandria (white); Saturday Memorial of the BVM (white) optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: 502
1 Maccabees 6:1-13
Psalm 19:2-3, 4+6, 16+19
Luke 20:27-40
Hours: Week 1 of psalter
Evening Prayer I of Christ the King

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.