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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)

20th Sunday after Pentecost (4th in October)
published 19 October 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

These musical programs are for FSSP.la, the new FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles. Bring your family to the High Mass (SAINT VICTOR, 8634 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069) at 7:00pm every Sunday.




PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)   •   Organist

We also add a polyphonic section, which is #4550.

INTROIT   •   Ladies sing on 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, men on all others.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


We are singing #5294 (KYRIE “Iste Sanctus” by Guerrero)


We will sing #5612.

Sometimes we sing Plainsong Gloria IX from the Campion Hymnals, accompanied by the organist score.


We are currently using Mode IV for these:
20th Sunday after Pentecost

Eventually, we might learn this version—but that decision will come later.

CREDO IV   •   Alternatim

We may sing #5984 by Machaut.

We also sometimes sing this version: #3445.   But sometimes we sing in unison.


PDF Score (Singer)


Organist will play.


We will sing the Palestrina #6962 (“Te saeculorum”)

Sometimes we sing #3496 paired with #2999.

Sometimes we sing Sanctus from Mass XIII. The complete “Kyriale” (Ordinarium Missae) can be found at St. Antoine Daniel.


We will sing #6926 Palestrina (Te Sæculorum).


We will sing #7554.

Before long we will begin work on a setting by Giovanni Gabrieli.


This will be sung by chosen soloists.




O Sanctissima is #4456, and we’re trying to learn the SATB sections.

RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #940 With Thy Holy Benediction

From the Campion Hymnal.

CHOIR PRAYER (from CAMPION HYMNAL) happens after attendance is taken:

SEVENTH STATION • Jesus Falls the Second Time

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee, Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

In the second temptation on the mount, the devil asked Our Blessed Lord to abandon Himself wholly to God and to take no care or thought of Himself, saying: “Cast Thyself down, for the angels will bear Thee up.” But the Saviour answered: “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord, Thy God,” reminding Satan that God never saves us against our will, but only when we cooperate with His grace.

This temptation came not from the flesh, but from the world, which so many times has said to me: “Cast thyself down on the rocks of sin; abandon thyself to God; God is Merciful; He will bear thee up; there is plenty of time for repentance—God will take care of you.” And many times I, unlike the Master, have succumbed to such whisperings and sinned by presumption, then made a half-hearted resolution to amend, and fell again.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.