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November 26 2022

(Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green); [BVM (white) optional]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 508
Revelation 22:1-7
Luke 21:34-36
Hours: Week II of psalter
Evening Prayer I of the First Sunday of Advent
YEAR A – WEEKDAYS I
Liturgy of the Hours – Vol. I.

November 27 2022

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (violet)
Mass: of the First Sunday of Advent. Gloria is omitted, Creed, Preface I of Advent
Readings: No. 1
Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:37-44
Hours: Week I of psalter and of First Sunday of Advent

November 28 2022

Advent Weekday (violet)
Mass: of Monday of First Week of Advent
Preface I of Advent
Readings: No. 175
Isaiah 4:2-6
Matthew 8:5-11
Hours: Week I of psalter and Advent proper

November 29 2022

Advent Weekday (violet)
Mass: of Tuesday of First Week of Advent Preface I of Advent
Readings: No. 176
Isaiah 11:1-10
Luke 10:21-24
Hours: Week I of psalter and Advent proper

November 30 2022

SAINT ANDREW, APOSTLE (red) Feast
Mass: of Saint Andrew. Gloria, Readings proper, Preface of the Apostles
Readings: No. 684
Romans 10:9-18
Matthew 4:18-22
Hours: proper to Saint Andrew

December 01 2022

Advent Weekday (violet)
Mass: of Thursday of First Week of Advent
Readings: No. 178
Isaiah 26:1-6
Matthew 7:21, 24-27
Hours: Week I of psalter and Advent proper

December 02 2022

Advent Weekday (violet)
Mass: of Friday of First Week of Advent
Readings: No. 179
Isaiah 29:17-24
Matthew 9:27-31
Hours: Week I of psalter and Advent proper

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.