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March 01 2021

(Second Week of Lent)
LENTEN WEEKDAY (violet)
Mass: of Monday, 2nd Week. Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 230
Daniel 9:4b-10
Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 and 13
Luke 6:35-38
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 02 2021

(Second Week of Lent)
LENTEN WEEKDAY (violet)
Mass: of Tuesday, 2nd Week. Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 231
Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23
Matthew 23:1-12
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 03 2021

(Second Week of Lent)
LENTEN WEEKDAY (violet) [USA: St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin - commemoration]
Mass: of Wednesday, 2nd Week. Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 232
Jeremiah 18:18-20
Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
Matthew 20:17-28
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 04 2021

(Second Week of Lent)
LENTEN WEEKDAY (violet) [St. Casimir - commemoration]
Mass: of Thursday, 2nd Week. Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 333
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6
Luke 16:19-31
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 05 2021

(Second Week of Lent)
LENTEN WEEKDAY (violet)
Mass: of Friday, 2nd Week. Preface of Lent [Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart not permitted.]
Readings: No. 234
Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a
Psalm 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 06 2021

(Second Week of Lent)
LENTEN WEEKDAY (violet)
Mass: of Saturday, 2nd Week. Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 235
Micah 7:14-15, 18-20
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper
Evening Prayer I of the Third Sunday of Lent

March 07 2021

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT (violet)
Mass: of Third Sunday or of First Scrutiny. Creed, Preface proper to the Third Week of Lent or if using Year B readings, Preface I or II of Lent
Readings: No. 29 (Year B)
Exodus 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
1 Corinthians 1:22-25
John 2:13-25
or Readings: No. 28 (Year A)
Exodus 17:3-7
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
Hours: Week III of psalter and proper to the Third Sunday of Lent
Optional Readings for any Lenten weekday during Third Week of Lent: No. 236
Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7ab, 7c-9
John 4:5-42

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.