This Month's Ordos

Next Month's Ordos

This Week's Ordos

January 27 2023

(Third Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green) [Saint Angela Merici, Virgin (white)]
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 321
Hebrews 10:32-39
Mark 4:26-34
Hours: Week III of the psalter

January 28 2023

(Third Week in Ordinary Time)
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church (white) Memorial
Mass: of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Readings: No. 322
Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19
Mark 4:35-41
Hours: Week III of the psalter and of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Evening Prayer I of Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 29 2023

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (green)
Mass: of the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sunday
Readings: No. 70
Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Matthew 5:1-12a
Hours: Week IV of the psalter and proper to the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 30 2023

(Fourth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 323
Hebrews 11:32-40
Mark 5:1-20
Hours: Week IV of the psalter

January 31 2023

(Fourth Week in Ordinary Time)
Saint John Bosco, Priest (white) Memorial
Mass: of Saint John Bosco:
Readings: No. 324
Hebrews 12:1-4
Mark 5:21-43
Hours: Week IV of the psalter and of Saint John Bosco

February 01 2023

(Fourth Week in Ordinary Time)
Weekday (green)
Mass: of one’s choice
Readings: No. 325
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15
Mark 6:1-6
Hours: Week IV of the psalter

February 02 2023

(Fourth Week in Ordinary Time)
The Presentation of the Lord (white) Feast
Mass: of the Presentation of the Lord. Blessing of candles replaces Penitential Act, Gloria, Readings proper, Preface proper
Readings: No. 524
Malachi 3:1-4
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40
or Luke 2:22-32
Hours: proper to the feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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.