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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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“In my capacity as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, I continue to remind all that the celebration toward the East (versus orientem) is authorized by the rubrics of the missal, which specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people. A particular authorization is, therefore, not needed to celebrate Mass facing the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016

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Can You Name These Five Hymns?
published 4 June 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

385 Vati Y DEAR FRIENDS, when the Vatican II Hymnal first appeared, back in 2011, some people said it didn’t contain enough hymns. (They were probably correct, but we had to make sure the book wasn’t too heavy.)

Now’s your chance!

As quickly as possible, please Email me with the most important hymns you think are missing. Please don’t exceed five (5) suggestions. If I notice a whole bunch of people saying “Hymn A” is missing, this will be a tremendous help to me. If Joe says “Hymn B,” Sally says “Hymn C,” Frank says “Hymn D,” and Susie says “Hymn E,” this will be less helpful, but such is life.

You can view the 2011 Hymn Index Pages, or download the PDF scores for all the hymns.

This is time sensitive!   Within a short period of time, you’ll understand why. I’m sorry that I cannot give more details at this moment.

May God bless you for your kind support!