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January 21 2019

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
ST. AGNES, VIRGIN, MARTYR (red) memorial
Mass: of St. Agnes
Readings: No. 311
Hebrews 5:1-10
Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Mark 2:18-22
Hours: of St Agnes, proper
Daytime Prayer: Week II of psalter

January 22 2019

(2nd 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 the Gift of Human Life (no. 48/1) with white vestments or “For the Preservation of Peace and Justice (no. 30) with violet vestments
Readings: No. 312
Hebrews 6:10-20
Psalm 111: 1-2, 4-5, 9 and 10c
Mark 2:23-28 or any from Vol 4 Nos. 887-891 or any from Lectionary for Mass Supplement nos. 947A – 947E
Hours: Week II of psalter

January 23 2019

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [USA: St. Vincent Ferrer, Deacon, Martyr (red) optional memorial or USA: St. Marinne Cope, Virgin (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 313
Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17
Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Mark 3:1-6
Hours: Week II of psalter

January 24 2019

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES, BISHOP, DOCTOR (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Francis de Sales
Readings: No. 314
Hebrews 7:25 — 8:6
Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17
Mark 3:7-12
Hours: Week II of psalter and of St. Francis de Sales

January 25 2019

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL, APOSTLE (white) feast
Mass: proper, Gloria, Preface I of the Apostles
Readings: No. 519
Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22
Psalm 117:1bc, 2
Mark 16:15-18
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Ant. and Pss. from Friday, Week II

January 26 2019

(2nd week in Ordinary time)
STS. TIMOTHY AND TITUS, BISHOPS (white)memorial
Mass: of Sts. Timothy and Titus
Readings: No. 520/316 (proper first reading)
Timothy 1:1-8, or Titus 1:1-5
Psalm 96: 1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
Mark 3:20-21
Hours: Week II of psalter and of Sts. Timothy and Titus
Evening Prayer I of 3rd Sunday in Ordinary time

January 27 2019

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings: No. 69 (Year C)
Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15
1 Corinthians 12:12-30, or 12:12-14, 27
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21
Hours: Sunday, Week III of psalter and proper

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.