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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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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)