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August 23 2019

(20th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Rose of Lima, Virgin (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 423
Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22
Psalm 146:5-6ab, 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10
Matthew 22:34-40
Hours: Week IV of psalter

August 24 2019

(20th week in Ordinary time)
ST. BARTHOLOMEW, APOSTLE (red) feast
Mass: of St. Bartholomew, Gloria, Preface of Apostles
Readings: No. 629 (proper)
Revelations 21:9b-14
Psalm 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
John 1:45-51
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Ant. and Pss. of Saturday Week IV
Evening Prayer I of Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary time

August 25 2019

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday Readings: No. 123 (Year C)
Isaiah 66:18-21
Psalm 117:1, 2
Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13
Luke 13:22-30
Hours: Sunday of Week I of psalter and proper

August 26 2019

(21st week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 425
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8b-10
Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9
Matthew 23:13-22
Hours: Week I of psalter

August 27 2019

(21st week in Ordinary time)
ST. MONICA (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Monica
Readings: No. 426 
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Psalm 139:1-3, 4-6
Matthew 22:23-26
Hours: Week I of psalter and of St. Monica

August 28 2019

(21st week in Ordinary time)
ST. AUGUSTINE, BISHOP, DOCTOR (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Augustine
Readings: No. 427
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
Psalm 139:7-8, 9-10, 11-12ab
Matthew 23:27-32
Hours: Week I of psalter and of St. Augustine

August 29 2019

(21st week in Ordinary time)
THE PASSION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, MARTYR (red) memorial
Mass: of Passion of John the Baptist, proper Gospel, proper Preface
Readings: No. 428/634
1 Thessalonians 3:7-13
Psalm 90:3-5a, 12-13, 14 and 17
Mark 6:17-29
Hours: of the memorial

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.