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American Ordo Liturgical Calendar

The American Ordo is a guide to the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours for each day in the U.S. Liturgical Calendar. For more than 65 years, the Priests of the Sacred Heart have maintained and produced the American Ordo Liturgical Calendar as a resource for pastors in Catholic parishes in the United States. This liturgical calendar lists feasts, colors, Masses and readings for every day of the year.

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THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
Color:
white, Solemnity
Mass:
of the Most Holy Trinity. Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity
Readings:
(165)
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Romans 8:14-17
Matthew 28:16-20
Hours:
proper to the Most Holy Trinity
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Upcoming 2024 Catholic Ordos

Monday of the Eight Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green, [Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop, white]
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(347)
1 Peter 1:3-9
Mark 10:17-27
Hours:
Week IV of psalter
Monday of the Eight Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(348)
1 Peter 1:10-16
Mark 10:28-31
Hours:
Week IV of psalter
Monday of the Eight Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green, [Saint Paul VI, Pope, white]
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(349)
1 Peter 1:18-25
Mark 10:32-45
Hours:
Week IV of psalter
Monday of the Eight Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(350)
1 Peter 2:2-5, 9-12
Mark 10:46-52
Hours:
Week IV of psalter
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Color:
white, Feast
Mass:
of the Visitation. Gloria, Readings proper, Preface II of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Readings:
(572)
Zephaniah 3:14-18a
or Romans 12:9-16
Luke 1:39-56
Hours:
proper to the Feast of the Visitation
Saint Justin, Martyr
Color:
red, Memorial
Mass:
of Saint Justin
Readings:
(352)
Jude 17, 20b-25
Mark 11:27-33
Hours:
Week IV of psalter and of Saint Justin Evening Prayer I of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Father Charles Yost, SCJ (1932 - 2017)

For 53 years, the American Ordo Liturgical Calendar 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 Liturgical Calendar to his high standards.

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