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December 06 2019

(1st week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple),  [St. Nicholas, Bishop (white) optional memorial]
Mass: Friday, 1st Week or of St. Nicholas, Preface I of Advent
Readings: No. 179
Isaiah 29:17-24
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
Matthew 9:27-31
Hours: Week I of psalter and Advent proper

December 07 2019

(1st week of Advent)
ST. AMBROSE, BISHOP, DOCTOR (white) memorial
Mass: of St. Ambrose, Preface I of Advent
Readings: No. 180
Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26
Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Matthew 9:35 — 10:1, 5a, 6-8
Hours: Week I of psalter and of St. Ambrose
Evening Prayer I of Second Sunday of Advent

December 08 2019

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (purple)
Mass: proper, no, Gloria, Creed, Preface I of Advent
Readings: No. 4 (Year A)
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Romans 15:4-9
Matthew 3:1-12
Hours: Week II of psalter and proper for Second Sunday of Advent
Evening Prayer II of Sunday

December 09 2019

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (white) solemnity
N.B. not a Holyday of Obligation this year
Mass: proper, Gloria, Creed, proper Preface
Readings: No. 689 (proper)
Genesis 3:9-15, 20
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
Luke 1:26-38
Hours: of the solemnity
Evening Prayer II of the Solemnity
Night Prayer II of Sunday

December 10 2019

(2nd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple)
Mass: Tuesday, 2nd Week, Preface I of Advent
Readings: No. 182
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13
Matthew 18:12-14
Hours: Week II of psalter and Advent proper

December 11 2019

(2nd week of Advent)
ADVENT WEEKDAY (purple) [St. Damasus , Pope (white) optional memorial]
Mass: Wednesday, 2nd Week or of St. Damasus, Preface of Advent I
Readings: No. 183
Isaiah 40:25-31
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8 and 10
Matthew 11:28-30
Hours: Week II of psalter and Advent proper

December 12 2019

(2nd week of Advent)
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (white) feast
Mass: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Gloria, Preface of BVM
Readings: Nos. 690A (proper)
Zechariah 2:14-17, or
Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Canticle: Judith 13:18bcde, 19
Luke 1:26-38 or Luke 1:39-47
or any readings from the Lectionary for Mass (vol. IV), the Common of BVM, nos 707-712
Hours: of the feast
Midday Prayer: Ant. and Pss. from Thursday Week II

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.