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December 12 2017

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (white) feast
Mass: proper, Gloria, Preface of BVM (Suggestion: Preface of the Immaculate Conception)
Readings: No. 690A
Zechariah 2:14-17
or Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Psalm: Judith 13:18abcde, 19
Luke 1:26-38 or 1:39-47
Hours:  of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Ant. and Pss. from Tuesday of Week 2 of psalter

December 13 2017

ST.  LUCY, VIRGIN, MARTYR (red) memorial
Mass: of St. Lucy, Preface of Advent I or of the Saint
Readings:   No. 183
Isaiah 40:15-31
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8+10
Matthew 11:28-30
Hours:  Week 2 of psalter and of St. Lucy

December 14 2017

ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, PRIEST, (white)
memorial
Mass: of St. John of the Cross. Preface of Advent I or of the Saint
Readings: No. 184
Isaiah 41:13-20
Psalm 146:1, 8, 10-11, 12-13ab
Matthew 11:1-15
Hours: Week 2 of psalter and of St. John of the Cross

December 15 2017

FRIDAY OF SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT (purple)
Mass: proper, Preface of Advent I
Readings: No. 185
Isaiah 48:17-19
Psalm 103:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Matthew 121:16-19
Hours: Week 2 of psalter and Advent proper

December 16 2017

SATURDAY OF SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT
(purple)
Mass: proper, Preface of Advent I
Readings: No. 186
Sirach 28:1-4, 9-11
Psalm 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16, 18-19
Matthew 17:9a, 10-13
Hours: Week 2 of psalter and Advent proper
Evening Prayer of Third Sunday of Advent
PART II OF ADVENT
The Christmas Novena begins today. Note the proper texts for the date December 17 through 23. At Evening Prayer, at the Canticle for the Magnificat, note the “O Antiphons.” These Antiphons are also the verse before the Gospel.

December 17 2017

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (purple or rose)
Mass: proper, Creed, Preface of Advent II
Readings: No. 8 (Cycle B) Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11
Psalm: Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
John 1:6-8, 19-28
Hours: Third Sunday of psalter and proper for Dec 17
Note: the antiphons for the Canticles of Zachariah and Mary and the intercessions are those assigned for December 17. For Morning and Evening Prayers there are proper antiphons for the Psalms for the dates: Dec. 18-23, and for Morning Prayer on December 24

December 18 2017

MONDAY OF THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT (purple)
Mass: proper for Dec. 18, Preface of Advent II
Readings: No. 194
Jeremiah 23:5-8
Psalm 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19
Matthew 1:18-24
Hours: Week 3 of Advent and proper for Dec. 18

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.