Help from St. John S&SF
When there is no one to help on earth, there is still help from heaven. This from Fr. Gregory in Tennessee:
September 10, 2016
The database which for many years (probably 20 or more) has faithfully produced output for the pocket and wall calendars continues to be stubborn (or my brain too feeble), so those projects are in dire jeopardy. Some special prayers for sudden illumination greatly appreciated. If I don't find a resolution by the end of the month, I'll have to pronounce them permanently dead. Fortunately, this does not affect the Liturgical Calendar, which runs on an entirely different database.
September 12, 2016
OK here... except for an as yet unresolved problem with data exports for all and pocket calendars. If I can't resolve it by the end of the month, I'll have to declare those projects dead. Fortunately, the liturgical calendar is unaffected.
September 26, 2016
After hours (over several weeks) of fussing & mucking around, this afternoon after lunch I served a molieben to St. John of SF, begging his help with the wall and pocket calendar export problem (and I know many others have been praying as well!). Still took another hour or so of muddling around, but I finally found the "magic button" in the antique software, and within minutes rolled out an export/import draft for the 2017 Wall Calendar. Quickly followed up with 2018, 2019 & 2020. I intend to keep going to about 2030... SURELY by that time we'll have a modern satisfactory replacement for the antique database... but, if not...! The pocket calendar suffers from the same circumstances, but it's reasonable to assume the same magic button will work for it. SO... it's a virtual certainty that both calendars will be available for 2017 and years beyond. Thanks be to God, and to St. John!
Sample pages from last year's Liturgcal Calendar