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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)

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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!