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August 13 2022

(Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green); [Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs (red); BVM (white)]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 418
Ezekiel 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32
Matthew 19:13-15
Hours: Week III of psalter
Evening Prayer I of the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 14 2022

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: of the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sundays
Readings: No. 120
Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10
Hebrews 12:1-4
Luke 12:49-53
Hours: Week IV of psalter and proper to the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Evening Prayer I of the Assumption

August 15 2022

(Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time)
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (white) Solemnity [not a Holyday of Obligation this year]
Mass: of the Assumption. Gloria, Readings proper, Creed, Preface proper
Readings: No. 622
Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
1 Corinthians 15:20-27
Luke 1:39-56
Hours: proper to the Assumption

August 16 2022

(Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green); [Saint Stephen of Hungary (white) optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 420
Ezekiel 28:1-10
Matthew 19:23-30
Hours: Week IV of psalter

August 17 2022

(Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 421
Ezekiel 34:1-11
Matthew 20:1-16
Hours: Week IV of psalter

August 18 2022

(Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 422
Ezekiel 36:23-28
Matthew 22:1-14
Hours: Week IV of psalter

August 19 2022

(Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green); [Saint John Eudes, Priest optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 423
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Matthew 22:34-40
Hours: Week IV 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.