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August 15 2020

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (white) solemnity [not holy day of obligation this year]
Vigil Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, proper Preface
Readings: No. 621
1 Chronicles 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2
Psalm 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14
1 Corinthians 15:54b-57
Luke 11:27-28
Mass during the day: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Assumption
Readings: No. 622
Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Psalm 45:10bc, 11, 12ab, 16
1 Corinthians 15:20-27
Luke 1:39-56
Hours: of the solemnity
Evening Prayer I of 20th Sunday in Ord. Time
Night Prayer I of Sunday

August 16 2020

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings: No. 118
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28
Hours: Week IV of psalter and proper

August 17 2020

(20th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 419
Ezekiel 24:15-23
Psalm: Deuteronomy 32:18-19, 20, 21
Matthew 19:16-22
Hours: Week IV of psalter

August 18 2020

(20th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 420
Ezekiel 28:1-10
Psalm: Deuteronomy 32:26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30, 35cd-36ab
Matthew 19:23-30
Hours: Week IV of psalter

August 19 2020

(20th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green); [St. John Eudes, priest (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 421
Exekiel 34:1-11
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Matthew 20:1-16
Hours: Week IV of psalter

August 20 2020

(20th week in Ordinary time)
ST. BERNARD, ABBOT, DOCTOR (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Bernard. Preface of weekday or of the saint
Readings: No. 422
Ezekiel 36:23-28
Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Matthew 22:1-14
Hours: Week IV of psalter and of St. Bernard

August 21 2020

(20th week in Ordinary time)
ST. PIUS X, POPE (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Pius X. Preface of weekday or of the saint
Readings: No. 423
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Matthew 22:34-40
Hours: Week IV of psalter and of St. Pius X

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.