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May 26 2020

ST. PHILLIP NERI, PRIEST (white)
Mass: of the St. Phillip Neri, Preface of Easter or Ascension, or of the saint
Readings: No. 298
Acts 20:17-27
Psalm 68:10-11, 20-21
John 17:1-11a
Hours: Week III of psalter and proper

May 27 2020

WEDNESDAY OF SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER (white); [St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop (white) optional memorial]
Mass: Proper, Preface of Easter or Ascension
Readings: No. 299
Acts 20:28-38
Psalm 68:29-30, 33-35a, 35bc-36ab
John 17:11b-19
Hours: Week III of psalter and proper

May 28 2020

THURSDAY OF SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER (white)
Mass: Proper, Preface of Easter or Ascension
Readings: No. 300
Acts 22:30 — 23:6-11
Psalm 16:1-2a, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
John 17:20-26
Hours: Week III of psalter and proper

May 29 2020

FRIDAY OF SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER (white)
Mass: Proper, Preface of Easter or Ascension
Readings: No. 301
Acts 25:13b-21
Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab
John 21:15-19
Hours: Week III of psalter and proper

May 30 2020

SATURDAY OF SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER (white)
Mass: Proper, Preface of Easter or Ascension
Readings: No. 302
Acts 28:16-20, 30-31
Psalm 11: 4, 5 and 7
John 21: 20-25
Hours: Week III of psalter and proper

May 31 2020

PENTECOST SUNDAY (red) solemnity
Mass at Vigil: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Pentecost, proper Communicates in Roman Canon, double Alleluia at dismissal
Readings: 62 (Year A)
Genesis 11:1-9a or Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b
or Ezekiel 37:1-4 or Joel 3:1-5
(for extended Vigil, use all four readings with proper responses – c.f. Roman Missal and             Lectionary for Mass Supplement)
Psalm 104:1-2, 24 and 35, 27-28, 29-30
Romans 8:22-27
John 7:37-39
Mass during the day: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Pentecost, proper Communicates in Roman Canon, double Alleluia at dismissal
Readings: No. 63 (Year A)
Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
Sequence: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
John 20:19-23
Hours: of the solemnity
The Easter Season ends with Evening Prayer
The paschal candle is extinguished.
Ordinary Time resumes after Evening Prayer.
Volume III of Liturgy of the Hours
Week 9 in Ordinary Time, Week I of the psalter

June 01 2020

(9th week in Ordinary time)
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH (white) memorial
Mass: Votive Masses: 10, Blessed Virgin Mary – B. Our Lady, Mother of the Church, proper Preface
Readings: No. 572A c.f. www.usccb.org for texts
Genesis 3: 9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14
Psalm 87:1-2, 3 and 5, 6-7
John 19:25-34
Hours: Week I 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.