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November 22 2019

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
ST. CECILIA, VIRGIN, MARTYR (red) memorial
Mass: of St. Cecilia
Readings: No. 501
1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59
Canticle: 1 Chronicles 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd
Luke 19:45-48
Hours: Week I of psalter and of St. Cecilia

November 23 2019

(33rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Clement I, Pope, Martyr (red); St. Columban, Abbot (white); USA: Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro, Priest, Martyr (red); BVM (white) optional memorials]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 502
1 Maccabees 6:1-13
Psalm 9:2-3, 4 and 6, 16 and 19
Luke 20:27-40
Hours: Week I of psalter
Evening Prayer I of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 24 2019

JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE (white) solemnity
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, proper Preface
Readings: No. 162 (Year C)
2 Samuel 5:1-3
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Colossians 1:12-20
Luke 23:35-43
Hours: of the solemnity

November 25 2019

(34th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr (red) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: 503
Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20
Canticle: Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
Luke 21:1-4
Hours: Week II of psalter

November 26 2019

(34th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 504
Daniel 2:31-45
Canticle: Daniel 3:57, 58, 59, 60, 61
Luke 21:5-11
Hours: Week II of psalter

November 27 2019

(34th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 505
Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28
Canticle: Daniel 3: 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67
Luke 21:12-19
Hours: Week II of psalter

November 28 2019

(34th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [USA: THANKSGIVING DAY]
Mass: of one’s choice; for Thanksgiving Day, proper, proper Preface
Readings: No. 506
Daniel 6:12-18
Canticle: Daniel 3:68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
Luke 21:20-28
or, for Thanksgiving Day, any reading from Lectionary for Mass (Vol IV) Masses for Various Needs and Occasions; III. For Various Public Needs, 26. In Thanksgiving, nos. 943-947
Hours: Week II of psalter

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.