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November 24 2020

(34th Week in Ordinary time)
ST. ANDREW DŨNG-LẠC, PRIEST, AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS (red) memorial
Mass: of St. Andrew Dũng-Lạc and Companions, Preface of weekday or of the saints
Readings: No. 504
Revelation 14:14-19
Psalm 96:10, 11-12, 13
Luke 21:5-11
Hours: Week II of psalter and of the Martyrs

November 25 2020

(34th Week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green); [St. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin, martyr (red) optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 505
Revelation 15:1-4
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9
Luke 21:12-19
Hours: Week II of psalter

November 26 2020

(34th Week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green); [USA: Thanksgiving Day
(white), optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice; for Thanksgiving Day: proper, Preface for Thanksgiving Day
Readings: See Sacramentary Vol. IV, Nos. 943ff
Readings: No. 506
Revelation 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a
Psalm 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5
Luke 21:20-28
or, for Thanksgiving Day,
any readings from the Lectionary for Mass (vol. IV), the Mass “In Thanksgiving to God,” nos. 943-947
Hours: Week II of psalter

November 27 2020

(34th Week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 507
Revelation 20:1-4, 11—21:2
Psalm 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a
Luke 21:29-33
Hours: Week II of psalter

November 28 2020

(34th Week in Ordinary time)
WEEKDAY (green); [BVM (white), optional memorial]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 508
Revelation 22:1-7
Psalm 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab
Luke 21:34-36
Hours: Week II of psalter
Evening Prayer I of First Sunday of Advent
Note: New Liturgical Year Begins
Year B - Weekdays I
Begin Vol. 1 of Liturgy of Hours

November 29 2020

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (purple)
Mass: proper, Creed, preface of Advent I
Readings: No. 2 (Year B)
Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7
Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37
Hours: Sunday I of psalter and proper

November 30 2020

(Week I of Advent)
ST. ANDREW, APOSTLE (red) feast
Mass: proper, Creed, preface of Apostles I or II
Readings: 684
Romans 10:9-18
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Matthew 4:18-22
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: antiphon and psalms from Monday of 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.