|Short Name:||Robert J. Batastini|
|Full Name:||Batastini, Robert J., 1942-|
Robert J. Batastini is the retired vice president and senior editor of GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago. Though retired from management, he maintains an active role at GIA. 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. Since retirement, he has continued as project director for Lead Me, Guise Me—Second Edition, and served on the editorial committees for Worship—Fourth Edition, and Oramos Cantando.
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.
Bob is past-president of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, served as a member of the Council for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and was a member of the Music Advisory Committee of the Bishops Committee on the Liturgy which drafted the Bishops’ document, Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship.
He is active in the music ministry of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Holland, MI.
|Texts by Robert J. Batastini (6)||As||Instances|
|Bless the Lord my soul, And bless God's holy name||Robert Batastini, b. 1942 (Author)||1|
|I am the bread of life, the true bread sent from the Father||Robert Batastini, b. 1942 (Paraphraser)||8|
|Eat this bread, drink this cup||Robert J. Batastini (Paraphraser)||6|
|Go and listen to the Word of God||Robert J. Batastini (Author)||2|
|It is He who forgives all your guilt||Robert Batastini, b. 1942 (Paraphraser)||3|
|My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior||Robert J. Batastini (Author (Antiphon))||2|