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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 liturgical reform bears absolutely no relation to what is called "desacralization" and in no way intends to lend support to the phenomenon of "secularizing the world." Accordingly the rites must retain their dignity, spirit of reverence, and sacred character.
— Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship (5 September 1970)

3rd Sunday of Lent (Extraordinary Form)
published 2 March 2018 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.


#6006 “O Sol Salutis” — same melody as 7128.


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

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

INTROIT   •   Sometimes the ladies sing this.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)


We will sing the new Kyrie, #3595 .

We also know #5294 (KYRIE “Iste Sanctus” by Guerrero)


When Holy Thursday arrives, we will sing the Gloria again: #5612.


No Alleluia during Lent, but a Gradual & Tract.

Psalm Tone Version

When Easter arrives, we’ll once more use ALLELUIA by Fr. Cristóbal de Morales: #3982.

CREDO IV   •   When we sing Plainsong Credo IV, we use alternatim

#5984 • CREDO after Guillaume de Machaut (Chaumonot)


PDF Score (Singer)


#3316 • Lenten Hymn “Herzliebster Jesu”


Most likely we will sing SANCTUS 13 from St. Edmund Campion Hymnal.


We will sing #90719 by Giovanni Gabrieli.


This will be sung by chosen soloists.


#90206 • “Stabat Mater”—Gustaaf Nees (d. 1965)

RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #837 O Sacred Head, Surrounded

From the Campion Hymnal.

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

FIFTH STATION • Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.

R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou has redeemed the world.

Consider that the Jews—seeing that at each step Jesus from weakness was on the point of expiring and fearing that He would die along the way when they wished Him to die the ignominious death of the cross—constrained Simon the Cyrenian to carry the cross behind Our Lord.

My most sweet Jesus, I will not refuse the cross as the Cyrenian did; I accept it, I embrace it. I accept in particular the death that Thou hast destined for me, with all the pains which may accompany it. I unite it to Thy death; I offer it to Thee. Thou has died for love of me; I will die for love of Thee, and to please Thee. Help me by Thy grace. I love Thee, Jesus, my love; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.