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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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“Philip the presbyter and legate of the Apostolic See said: There is no doubt, and in fact it has been known in all ages, that the holy and most blessed Peter, prince and head of the apostles, pillar of the faith, and foundation of the Catholic Church, received the keys of the kingdom from our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the human race, and that to him was given the power of loosing and binding sins: who down even to today and forever both lives and judges in his successors. The holy and most blessed pope Celestine, according to due order, is his successor and holds his place, and us he sent to supply his place in this holy synod.”
— Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431)

14th Sunday after Pentecost (2nd in September)
published 7 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.


We will sing #4687 “O Esca Viatorum.”


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)

Men should begin practicing the Introit for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, 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 hope to add Part 3 this Sunday.


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

Begin learning #5612.


We are currently using Mode IV for these:
14th 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   •   #904 Hail, True Victim, Life And Light

From the Campion Hymnal.

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

Third Station: Jesus falls the first time beneath the Cross.

Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman

V. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi.

R. Quia per sanctam Crucem tuam redemisti mundum.

Jesus, bowed down under the weight and the length of the unwieldy Cross, which trailed after Him, slowly sets forth on His way, amid the mockeries and insults of the crowd. His agony in the Garden itself was sufficient to exhaust Him; but it was only the first of a multitude of sufferings. He sets off with His whole heart, but His limbs fail Him, and He falls.

Yes, it is as I feared. Jesus, the strong and mighty Lord, has found for the moment our sins stronger than Himself. He falls—yet He bore the load for a while; He tottered, but He bore up and walked onwards. What, then, made Him give way? I say, I repeat, it is an intimation and a memory to thee, O my soul, of thy falling back into mortal sin. I repented of the sins of my youth, and went on well for a time; but at length a new temptation came, when I was off my guard, and I suddenly fell away. Then all my good habits seemed to go at once; they were like a garment which is stripped off, so quickly and utterly did grace depart from me. And at that moment I looked at my Lord, and lo! He had fallen down, and I covered my face with my hands, and remained in a state of great confusion.