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September 17 2019

(24th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor (white) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 444
1 Timothy 3:1-13
Psalm 101:1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6
Luke 7:11-17
Hours: Week IV of psalter

September 18 2019

(24th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 445
1 Timothy 3:14-16
Psalm 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Luke 7:31-35
Hours: Week IV of psalter

September 19 2019

(24th week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green) [St. Januarius, Bishop, Martyr (red) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 446
1 Timothy 4:12-16
Psalm 111:7-8, 9, 10
Luke 7:36-50
Hours: Week IV of psalter

September 20 2019

(24th week in Ordinary time)
STS. ANDREW KIM TAE-GŎN, PRIEST, AND PAUL CHŎNG HA-SANG AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS (red) memorial
Mass: of Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and Companions
Readings: No. 447
1 Timothy 6:2c-12
Psalm 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20
Luke 8:1-3
Hours: Week IV of psalter and of saints

September 21 2019

(24th week in Ordinary time)
ST. MATTHEW, APOSTLE, EVANGELIST (red) feast
Mass: proper, Gloria, Preface of Apostles
Readings: No. 643 (proper)
Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13
Psalm 19:2-3, 4-5
Matthew 9:9-13
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Ant. and Pss. of Saturday Week IV
Evening Prayer I of Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary time

September 22 2019

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sundays
Readings: No. 135 (Year C)
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13 or 16:10-13
Hours: Sunday of Week I of psalter and proper

September 23 2019

(25th week in Ordinary time)
ST. PIUS OF PIETRELCINA, PRIEST (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Pius of Pietrelcina
Readings: No. 449
Ezra 1:1-6
Psalm 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
Luke 8:16-18
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.