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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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“How can we enter into this interior disposition except by turning physically—all together, priest and faithful—toward the Lord who comes, toward the East symbolized by the apse where the cross is enthroned? The outward orientation leads us to the interior orientation that it symbolizes. Since apostolic times, Christians have been familiar with this way of praying. It is not a matter of celebrating with one’s back to the people or facing them, but toward the East, «ad Dominum», toward the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship (October 2016)

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1945 Vernacular Mass Card (German)
published 11 October 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

ALWAYS ENJOY seeing “participation aids” from days of old. Catholics often went to a tremendous amount of trouble in the days before xerox machines. I own several “pocket missals” from the middle of the 19th century. They have the Mass in French and Latin, and are small enough to fit in one’s pocket. Here’s a German Mass card from 1945:

      * *  Vernacular Mass Card • 1945 (German)