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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 “jolly good guy” kind of pastor can be an irritant. […] Ministers of the Gospel are not used car salesmen whose heartiness is a mile wide and an inch deep. A bemused layman told me that a bishop joked with him, but turned away like a startled deer when asked an important question…
— Fr. George Rutler (7 August 2017)

16th Sunday after Pentecost (4th in September)
published 20 September 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)

Ladies should begin practicing the Introit for «Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary», which can be found at St. René Goupil.


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

Parts 1 + 2 are here with Solfège added. We have added Part 3.


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:
16th 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 #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 #7554.

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


This will be sung by chosen soloists.



RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #940 With Thy Holy Benediction

From the Campion Hymnal.

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

Eleventh Station — “Jesus is Nailed to the Cross”

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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

Our Blessed Lord mounts His pulpit for the last time. This time it is not Peter’s bark, nor Galilean hills, but the pulpit of the Cross which, like the words He shall utter, will itself be eloquent even when time shall be no more. The Preacher is the Word of God; the congregation is made up of soldiers who shake dice for His garments; of unbelievers, whose mouths are craters of hate and volcanoes of blasphemy; and of the faithful ones—Mary, Magdalen, and John—innocence, penitence and priesthood—the three types of souls forever to be found beneath the pulpit of the Cross. The sermon is the Seven Last Words—words of love and forgiveness—first to enemies: “Forgive them, for they know not what they do;” then to sinners: “This day thou shalt be with Me in paradise;” then to saints: “Mother, behold thy son.”

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

Dear Jesus, as I listen to Thy sermon, which reveals Thy tremendous thirst for love, I begin to discover what love really is, and how many times I have crucified it: Thy hands, so often raised to bless me, I have nailed fast; Thy feet, which so often sought me in devious ways of sin, I dug with steel; Thy lips, which have so often summoned me from paths of wickedness, I blistered with dust. And now I hear Thy word of love which pardons and forgives, and I begin to understand that when I pierced Thy heart, it was my own I slew. To Thy Cross I now return as the chalice of all common miseries and the hope of forlorn sinners. Ever beneath it, let me learn the lesson that it does not require much time to make me a saint, but only much love; and that, if I had never sinned, O Jesus, I never could call Thee “Saviour.”