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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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“Although the mass contains great instruction for the faithful people, nevertheless, it has not seemed expedient to the Fathers, that it should be every where celebrated in the vulgar tongue. Wherefore, the ancient usage of each church, and the rite approved of by the holy Roman Church, the mother and mistress of all churches, being in each place retained; and, that the sheep of Christ may not suffer hunger, nor the little ones ask for bread, and there be none to break it unto them, the holy Synod charges pastors, and all who have the cure of souls, that they frequently, during the celebration of mass, expound either by themselves, or others, some portion of those things which are read at mass, and that, amongst the rest, they explain some mystery of this most holy sacrifice, especially on the Lord's days and festivals.”
— Council of Trent (17 September 1562)

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CMAA President Has His Own "STAR" In Hollywood
published 2 May 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

ART OF MY JOB as Watershed President consists of speaking with generous Catholics who value our work and feel called by our Lord to offer assistance. A person who lives in Los Angeles recently purchased the Campion Missal & Hymnal and wanted to discuss further possibilities of helping promote the Latin Mass. In this case, we were already thinking of heading to California to visit family, so everything worked out perfectly. Is this trip business or pleasure? The correct answer is “yes.”

Anyway, did you know a former President of the CMAA has a “Star” in Hollywood? That’s correct, and you can see his name in the picture at the upper right. That’s my wife, Cynthia, and our daughter, Carmen.

Roger Wagner was, quite simply, a “legend.” One of my dear friends knew him very well, and so I’ve heard a ton of interesting stories about him. At this time, I won’t relate all these anecdotes: they can wait. Right now, I just wish to point out that Roger was a great a musician who understood large musical forms. This is a rare gift.