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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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Hymnals by Robert J. Batastini (10)sort descendingAsPublication Year
Gather ComprehensiveRobert J. Batastini (Editor)1994
Gather Comprehensive, Second EditionRobert J. Batastini (Editor)2004
Hymnal Supplement 1991Robert J. Batastini (Editor)1991
Hymns for the GospelsRobert J. Batastini (Editor)2001
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.)Robert J. Batastini (Editor)2012
RitualSong: a hymnal and service book for Roman CatholicsRobert J. Batastini (Editor)1996
Santo, Santo, Santo: cantos para el pueblo de Dios = Holy, Holy, Holy: songs for the people of GodRobert J. Batastini (Editor)2019
Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young CatholicsRobert J. Batastini (Editor)2001
Worship (3rd ed.)Robert J. Batastini (Editor)1986
Worship, a Complete Hymnal and Mass Book for ParishesRobert Batastini (Editor)1971
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