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July 19 2019

(15th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 393
Exodus 11:10 — 12:14
Psalm 116:12-13, 15 and 16bc, 17-18
Matthew 12:1-8
Hours: Week III of psalter

July 20 2019

(15th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Apollonaris, Bishop, Martyr (red); BVM (white) optional memorials]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 394
Exodus 12:37-42
Psalm 136:1, 23-24, 10-12, 13-15
Matthew 12:14-21
Hours: Week III of psalter
Evening Prayer I of Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary time

July 21 2019

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings: No. 108 (Year C)
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Colossians 1:24-28
Luke 10:38-42
Hours: Sunday of Week IV of psalter and proper

July 22 2019

(16th week in Ordinary time)
ST. MARY MAGDALENE (white) feast
Mass: of St. Mary Magdalene, Gloria, Preface of the Saints
Readings: No. 603 (proper)
Song of Solomon 3:1-4b or
          2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
John 20:1-2, 11-18
Hours: of the feast

July 23 2019

(16th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) or [St. Bridget, Religious, (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 396
Exodus 14:21 — 15:1
Canticle: Exodus 15:8-9, 10 and 12, 17
Matthew 12:46-50
Hours: Week IV of psalter

July 24 2019

(16th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Sharbel Makhlūf, Priest (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 397
Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15
Psalm 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28
Matthew 13:1-9
Hours: Week IV of psalter

July 25 2019

(16th week in Ordinary time)
ST. JAMES, APOSTLE (red) feast
Mass: of St. James, Gloria, Preface of Apostles
Readings: No. 605 (proper)
2 Corinthians 4:7-15
Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Matthew 20:20-28
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Ant. and Pss. of Thursday Week IV

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.