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January 27 2020

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green); [St. Angela Merici, virgin (red) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 317
2 Samuel 5:1-7, 10
Psalm 89:20, 21-22, 25-26
Mark 3:22-30
Hours: Week III of psalter

January 28 2020

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS, PRIEST, DOCTOR
(white) memorial
Mass: of St. Thomas Aquinas
Readings: No. 318
2 Samuel 2b-15, 17-19
Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10
Mark 3:31-35
Hours: Week III of psalter and of the saint

January 29 2020

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 319
2 Samuel 7:4-17
Psalm 89:4-5, 27-28, 29-30
Mark 4:1-20
Hours: Week III of psalter

January 30 2020

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 320
2 Samuel 7:18-19, 24-29
Psalm 132:1-2, 3-5, 11, 12, 13-14
Mark 4:21-25
Hours: Week III of psalter

January 31 2020

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
ST. JOHN BOSCO, PRIEST (white) memorial
Mass: of St. John Bosco
Readings: No. 321
2 Samuel 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17
Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6a, 6bcd-7, 10-11
Mark 4:26-34
Hours: Week III of psalter and of the saint

February 01 2020

(3rd week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green); [BVM (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 322
2 Samuel 12:1-7a, 10-17
Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
Mark 4:35-41
Hours: Week III of psalter
Evening Prayer I of the Presentation of the Lord
Night Prayer I of Sunday
Note: Tomorrow the Blessing of Candles takes place as indicated in the Roman Missal

February 02 2020

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD (white) feast
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of the Presentation
Readings: No. 524
Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Antiphon and Psalms from Sunday, Week IV
Night Prayer II of Sunday

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.