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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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"In accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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The Passing Of Helen Hull Hitchcock
published 21 October 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

753 Helen H IA EMAIL, we’ve received sad news. Helen Hitchcock has passed away. I was sorry to learn this, but I believe she is in Heaven.

Helen was a rare person. She cared deeply about others. She was a faithful Roman Catholic. She dedicated her life to the Church, putting all her other hopes, dreams, and aspirations on hold. Surely God will reward her for this.

I met Helen several times. She was absolutely consumed with a desire to help the Church. She possessed no jealousy. Her only concern was serving God and loving her family.

Helen Hull Hitchcock (“HHH”) headed ADOREMUS, a very important organization. I really hope ADOREMUS will continue, because its work was crucial. As a matter of fact, it was probably the most important organization dedicated to the Sacred Liturgy for about twenty years. But whether or not her organization continues is no longer her concern. She fought the good fight. Her struggles are over now.