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March 18 2019

MONDAY IN SECOND WEEK OF LENT (violet)
[St. Cyril of Jerusalem - commemoration only]
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 230
Daniel 9:4b-10
Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 and 13
Luke 6:35-38
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper
Evening Prayer I of St. Joseph
Night Prayer I of Sunday

March 19 2019

ST. JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (white) solemnity
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, proper Preface
Readings: No. 543
2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16
Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29
Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22
Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Luke 2:41-51a
Hours: of the solemnity

March 20 2019

WEDNESDAY IN SECOND WEEK OF LENT (violet)
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 232
Jeremiah 18:18-20
Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
Matthew 20:17-28
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 21 2019

THURSDAY IN SECOND WEEK OF LENT (violet)
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 233
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6
Luke 16:19-31
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 22 2019

FRIDAY IN SECOND WEEK OF LENT (violet)
[St. Turibio of Mogrovego - commemoration only]
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 234
Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a
Psalm 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper

March 23 2019

SATURDAY IN SECOND WEEK OF LENT (violet)
Mass: proper, Preface of Lent
Readings: No. 235
Micah 7:14-15, 18-20
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Hours: Week II of psalter and Lenten proper
Evening Prayer I of Third Sunday in Lent

March 24 2019

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT (violet)
Mass: proper, or proper for First Scrutiny, Creed, Preface I or II of Lent or Preface: The Samaritan Woman
Readings: No. 30 (Year C)
Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8 and 11
1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12
Luke 13:1-9
or Readings: No. 28 (Year A)
Exodus 17: 3-7
Psalm 95: 1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8
John 4: 5-42
Hours: Sunday, Week III of psalter and proper Evening Prayer II of Sunday
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.