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May 26 2019

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (white)
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Easter
Readings: 57 (Year C)
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29
Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23
John 14:23-29
Note: When the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated next Sunday, the second reading and Gospel from the Seventh Sunday can be used:    
Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20
John 17:20-26
Hours: Sunday of Week II of psalter and proper

May 27 2019

(6th week of Easter)
EASTER WEEKDAY (white) [St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop (white) optional memorial]
Mass: proper, Preface of Easter
Note: USA: Memorial Day. Prayers for peace and for those who died during wars are appropriate
Readings: No. 291
Acts 16:11-15
Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b
John 15:26 — 16:4a
Hours: Week II of psalter and Easter proper

May 28 2019

(6th week of Easter)
EASTER WEEKDAY (white)
Mass: proper, Preface of Easter
Readings: No. 292
Acts 16:22-34
Psalm 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8
John 16:5-11
Hours: Week II of psalter and Easter proper

May 29 2019

(6th week of Easter)
EASTER WEEKDAY (white)
Mass: proper, Preface of Easter
Readings: No. 293
Acts 17:15, 22 — 18:1
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14
John 16:12-15
Hours: Week II of psalter and Easter proper

May 30 2019

(6th week of Easter)
Ecclesiastical Provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Omaha, Philadelphia:

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (white) solemnity
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Ascension
Readings: No. 58 (Year C)
Acts 1:1-11
Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Ephesians 1:17-23 or
     Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23
Luke 24:46-53
Hours: of the solemnity

All other Ecclesiastical Provinces in the USA
EASTER WEEKDAY (white)
Mass: proper, Preface of Easter
Readings: No. 294
Acts 18:1-8
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
John 16:16-20
Hours: Week II of psalter and Easter proper

May 31 2019

(6th week of Easter)
VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (white) feast
Mass: proper, Gloria, Preface II of the BVM
Readings: No. 572
Zephaniah 3:14-18a, or Romans 12:9-16
Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6
Luke 1:39-56
Hours: of the feast
Daytime Prayer: Ant. and Pss. from Friday Week II of psalter

June 01 2019

(6th week of Easter)
ST. JUSTIN, MARTYR (red) memorial
Mass: of St. Justin, Preface of Easter or of the Saint
Readings: No. 296
Acts 18:23-28
Psalm 47:2-3, 8-9, 10
John 16:23b-28
Hours: Week II of psalter and of St. Justin
Evening Prayer I of Ascension

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.