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December 21 2014

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (purple)

Mass: proper, Creed, Preface of Advent II
Readings: No. 11 (Cycle B)
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38
Hours: Sunday IV of psalter and proper for
Dec. 21
Hours of Readings: For Dec. 21
Evening Prayer:, Magnificat Ant: “O Radiant
Dawn”

December 22 2014

MONDAY: FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT (purple)

Mass: of Dec. 22, proper, Preface of Advent II
Readings: No. 198
1 Samuel 1:24-28
Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd
Luke 1:46-56
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and proper for Dec. 22
Evening Prayer:, Magnificat Ant: “O King of all
the nations”

December 23 2014

TUESDAY: FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT (purple)
(St. John Kanty - commemoration only)

Mass: of December 23, Preface of Advent II
Readings: No. 199
Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24
Psalm 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10+14
Luke 1:57-66
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and proper for Dec. 23
Evening Prayer:, Magnificat Ant: “O Emmanuel”

December 24 2014

WEDNESDAY: FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT
(purple)

Mass: proper for Dec. 24, Preface of Advent II
Readings: No. 200
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-11, 14a, 16
Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27+29
Luke 1:67-79
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and proper for Dec. 24
Evening Prayer: I of the Nativity of the Lord
Night Prayer: I of Sunday (said by those who do
not participate in the Office of Readings and
Mass at Midnight)
VIGIL MASS OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
(white)

Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of the
Nativity I - III
Readings: No. 13
Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29
Acts 13:16-17, 22-25
Matthew 1:1-25 or Matthew 1:18-25

December 25 2014


DECEMBER 25, THURSDAY
NATIVITY OF THE LORD (white) solemnity
Masses: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of the
Nativity I - III
Readings: Midnight Mass: No. 14
Isaiah 9:1-7
Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-14
Readings: Mass at Dawn: No. 15
Isaiah 62:11-12
Psalm 97:1, 6, 11-12
Titus 3:4-7
Luke 2:15-20
Readings: Mass of the Day: No. 16
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98:1, 2, 3-4, 5-6
Hebrews 1:1-6
John 1:1-18
Hours: of the solemnity
Night Prayer: II of Sunday

December 26 2014

ST. STEPHEN, DEACON, MARTYR (red) feast

Mass: of St. Stephen, Gloria, Preface of Christmas
I - III
Readings: No. 696
Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59
Psalm 31:3cd-4, 6+8ab, 16bc+17
Matthew 10:17-22
Hours: Morning Hours of the feast
Daytime Prayer: psalter Week 4 and proper
Evening Prayer: Octave of Christmas

December 27 2014

ST. JOHN, APOSTLE, EVANGELIST (white) feast

Mass: of St. John, Gloria, Preface of Christmas I
- III
Readings: No. 697
1 John 1:1-4
Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
John 20:2-8
Hours: Morning Hours of the feast
Daytime Prayer: psalter Week 4 and proper
Evening Prayer: Octave of Christmas
Night Prayer: I of Sunday

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.