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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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The soul is distracted from that which is sung by a chant that is employed for the purpose of giving pleasure. But if the singer chant for the sake of devotion, he pays more attention to what he says, both because he lingers more thereon, and because, as Augustine remarks (Confess. x, 33), “each affection of our spirit, according to its variety, has its own appropriate measure in the voice, and singing, by some hidden correspondence wherewith it is stirred.” The same applies to the hearers, for even if some of them understand not what is sung, yet they understand why it is sung, namely, for God's glory: and this is enough to arouse their devotion.
— St. Thomas Aquinas

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First Solemn Mass • Fr. Joseph Favole, FSSP
published 12 June 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

OR A YEAR after ordination, a newly-ordained priest can give special blessings and offer several “first Masses,” with powerful indulgences. Moreover, it’s a beautiful custom to devoutly kiss the hands of a newly-ordained. We are thrilled that the “capstone” to Sacred Music Symposium 2017 will be a First Solemn Mass offered by Rev. Joseph Favole, FSSP, ordained on 26 May 2017:

    * *  PDF Solemn Mass, 29 June 2017 (Thursday)

148 Fr. Joseph Favole FSSP


A beautiful potluck is planned for after the Mass, and beforehand—at 6:15pm—we will sing Solemn Vespers in the Church.

Please invite your friends!