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August 18 2017

(19th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 417
Joshua 24:1-13
Psalm 136:1-12, 16-18, 21-22+24
Matthew 19:3-12
Hours: Week 3 of psalter

August 19 2017

(19th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green). [St. John Eudes, Priest (white); Saturday Memorial of the BVM optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 418
Joshua 124:14-29
Psalm 16:1-2a, 5, 7-8, 11
Matthew 19:13-15
Hours: Week 3 of psalter
Evening Prayer I of Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary time

August 20 2017

Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings: No. 118 (Cycle A) Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Psalm 67:2-3, 5. 8+8
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28
Hours: Fourth Sunday of psalter and proper

August 21 2017

(20th week in Ordinary time)
ST. PIUS X, POPE (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Pius X. Preface of Weekday or of the Saint
Readings: No. 419
Judges 2:11-19
Psalm 106:34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 43ab+44
Matthew 19:23-30
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and of St. Pius X

August 22 2017

(20th week in Ordinary time)
THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY (white) memorial
Mass: proper, Preface of the BVM I or II
Readings: No. 627 (or Weekday No. 420) Isaiah 9:1-6
Psalm 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Luke 126-38
Hours: Week 4 of psalter and of the Queenship of Mary

August 23 2017

(20th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green). [St. Rose of Lima (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 421
Judges 9:6-15
Psalm 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Matthew 20:1-16
Hours: Week 4 of Psalter

August 24 2017

(20th week in Ordinary time)
Mass: of the feast, Gloria, Preface of the Apostles
Readings: No. 629
Revelation 21:9b-14, 22
Psalm 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 17-18
John 1:45-51
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Ant. and Pss. from Thursday of Week 4

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.