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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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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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Propers for St. Joseph the Worker
published 27 April 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

This coming Sunday in the EF is replaced by “Saint Joseph the Worker” (1 May).

Here’s the Introit:


By the way, the Rossini Propers, published in 1933, contain the feast of St. Joseph the Workman on 1 May. I’d like to know how this was possible, since this feast wasn’t around in 1933, right? The NOH—published during the 1940s and 1950s—does not contain this feast.


UPDATE :

Audio recordings, scores, and videos for this feast have been added to the Goupil website.

English translations are in the Campion Hymnal:

    * *  PDF Download • ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS

Here’s how it looks in the official 1962 Missale Romanum:

    * *  PDF Download • S. Ioseph Opificis

Here’s how it appears in the Fulton J. Sheen Missal (which is available online as a PDF):

    * *  PDF Download • Saint Joseph the Worker

I’m told this feast was added by Pope Pius XII to subtly contradict communism.

Latin title: “S. Joseph Opificis”