Robert J. Batastini

Robert J. Batastini
Short Name: Robert J. Batastini
Full Name: Batastini, Robert J., 1942-
Birth Year: 1942

Robert J. Batastini is the retired vice president and senior editor of GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago. Bob has over fifty-five years of service in pastoral music ministry, having served several parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago and one in the Diocese of Joliet. He served as executive editor and project director for the Worship hymnals (three editions), Gather hymnals (three editions), Catholic Community Hymnal, and as executive editor of RitualSong.

In 1993 he became the first recipient of the Father Lawrence Heimann Citation for lifetime contribution to church music and liturgy in the U.S., awarded by St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana, and was named "Pastoral Musician of the Year-2000" by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). At its 2006 conference, he was named a Fellow of the Hymn society in the United States and Canada.

In his retirement he is active in the music ministry of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Holland, MI.

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Texts by Robert J. Batastini (9)sort ascendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
This is His body given for youRobert J. Batastini, b. 1942 (Author (refrain and sts. 3-5))English2
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism (Hay un SeƱor)Robert J. Batastini, b. 1942 (Adapter)2
My soul glorifies the LordRobert J. Batastini (Author)English, Spanish2
It is He who forgives all your guiltRobert Batastini, b. 1942 (Author)English3
Go and listen to the Word of GodRobert J. Batastini (Author)English6
Eat this bread, drink this cupRobert J. Batastini (Author)23
I am the bread of life, The true bread sent from the FatherRobert Batastini, b. 1942 (Paraphraser)English, Spanish15
Bless the Lord my soul, And bless God's holy nameRobert Batastini, b. 1942 (Author)English1
Bear with one another in love and charityRobert J. Batastini, b.1942 (Adapter)2
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