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December 16 2018

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (purple)
Mass: proper, Creed, Preface II of Advent
Readings: No. 9 (Cycle C)
Zephaniah  3:14-18a
Resp. Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:10-18
Hours: Third Sunday of psalter and proper for the Third Sunday of Advent

December 17 2018

(3rd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple)
Mass: proper for Dec. 17, Preface II of Advent
Readings: No. 193
Genesis 49:8-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17
Matthew 1:1-17
Hours: Week 3 of psalter and proper for Dec. 17

December 18 2018

(3rd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple)
Mass: proper for Dec. 18, Preface II of Advent
Readings: No. 194
Jeremiah 23:5-8
Psalm 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19
Matthew 1:18-25
Hours: Week 3 of psalter and proper for Dec. 18

December 19 2018

(3rd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple)
Mass: proper for Dec. 19, Preface II of Advent
Readings: No. 195
Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a
Psalm 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17
Luke 1:5-25
Hours: Week 3 of psalter and proper for Dec. 19

December 20 2018

(3rd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple)
Mass: proper for Dec. 20, Preface II of Advent
Readings: No. 196
Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
Luke 1:26-38
Hours: Week 3 of psalter and proper for Dec. 20

December 21 2018

(3rd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple) (St. Peter Canisius, Priest, Doctor - commemoration only)
Mass: proper for Dec. 21, Preface II of Advent
Readings: No. 197
Song of Songs 2:8-14, or Zephaniah 3:14-18a
Psalm 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21
Luke 1:39-45
Hours: Week 3 of psalter and proper for Dec. 21

December 22 2018

(3rd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple)
Mass: proper for Dec. 22, Preface II of Advent
Readings: No. 198
1 Samuel 1:24-28
Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd
Luke 1:46-56
Hours: Week 3 of psalter and proper for Dec. 22 Evening Prayer I for Fourth Sunday of Advent

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.