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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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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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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.