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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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Catholic Priests in compliance with the 2024 American Ordo Liturgical Calendar
Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green, [BVM, white]
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(364)
1 Kings 19:19-21
Matthew 5:33-37
Hours:
Week II of psalter Evening Prayer I of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Upcoming 2024 Catholic Ordos

Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(359)
1 Kings 17:1-6
Matthew 5:1-12
Hours:
Week II of psalter
Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(363)
1 Kings 19:9a, 11-16
Matthew 5:27-32
Hours:
Week II of psalter
ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Color:
green
Mass:
of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings:
(92)
Ezekiel 17:22-24
2 Corinthians 5:6-10
Mark 4:26-34
Hours:
Week III of psalter and of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(365)
1 Kings 21:1-16
Matthew 5:38-42
Hours:
Week III of psalter
Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(366)
1 Kings 21:17-29
Matthew 5:43-48
Hours:
Week III of psalter
Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Color:
green, [Saint Romuald, Abbot, white]
Mass:
of one’s choice
Readings:
(367)
2 Kings 2:1, 6-14
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Hours:
Week III of psalter

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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