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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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Essentially the Missal of St. Pius V is the Gregorian Sacramentary; that again is formed from the Gelasian book which depends on the Leonine collection. We find the prayers of our Canon in the treatise “De Sacramentis” and allusions to it in the 4th century. So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Caesar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

Amazing Opportunity for Los Angeles Catholics
published 23 April 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

890 FSSP Fraternity of Saint Peter Los Angeles O YOU LIVE near Los Angeles? Would you enjoy attending a Latin Mass? Would you like to join a parish where the Extraordinary Form is offered exclusively?  I have good news!

Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Saint Victor Church • 7:00pm Each Sunday
8634 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

We’re a brand new community, but already have established numerous functions, parish organizations, altar server meetings, and so forth. We have a wonderful choir—100% volunteer—which sings the High Mass each week. Listen to this sample recording.

Catholics in Los Angeles can’t attend the Traditional Mass if they don’t realize it’s available each week! Please help spread the word. And parents with small children will love our cry room—right next to the Sanctuary, behind a glass window—which provides a remarkable view.

879 Fr. John Berg FSSP FR. JOHN BERG, Superior General of the Fraternity, will be visiting our parish—all the way from Switzerland! He will celebrate Mass with us on Pentecost Sunday, 24 May 2015, and attend a dinner immediately after Mass. This will be an unprecedented opportunity for you to speak with him, asking about the Traditional Mass, the FSSP seminaries, and so forth. An especially good opportunity, perhaps, for those considering a vocation to the priesthood.

Our Chaplain, Fr. James Fryar, sends you this brief video greeting.

To learn more, please visit: FSSP.la

Special to thanks to Msgr. Murphy who has allowed us to worship at
St. Victor Church until the Fraternity can obtain a permanent location.