Parishioners who have performance knowledge of a particular instrument (guitar, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, or keyboard), especially parish children, are highly encouraged to participate in our liturgies by offering their talents to the parish, whether it be on a regular basis or just for special celebrations. Instrumental meditations and preludes offer a wonderful opportunity for prayer and reflection for both the musician and the congregation. New instrumentalists are always welcome!

To sign up via online registration, please click on the following link: St. Charles Music Ministry Registration Form.


  • Do I have to be able to read music?
    • No.  Although the ability to read music is helpful for joining any of our ensembles, it is not a requirement.  Several current members are unable to read music, but they learn by ear.  We will teach you some basic music reading skills.

  • What is the time commitment?
    • There are multiple ways that one can become involved in music ministry at St. Charles, each with varying time commitments. 

      Women's Choir/Men's Choir, once a month rehearsals, Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m. the week prior to their scheduled Mass. 
      5 p.m. Choir, bi-weekly rehearsal, Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m. the week prior to their scheduled Mass. 
      9 a.m. Choir, weekly rehearsal, Wednesday evenings, 7-9 p.m.
      11:00 Choir, rehearse at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings prior to singing at Mass. 
      Children's Choir, weekly rehearsal on Tuesday afternoons; sing at weekly school Masses and once a month at a weekend Mass. 
      Praise Groups, bi-weekly rehearsal prior to their scheduled Mass. 
      Hand Bell Choir, weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
      Resurrection Choir, rehearsal 30 minutes prior to a scheduled funeral.
      Cantors/Psalmists, coaching session prior to a scheduled Mass.

  • Where are rehearsals located? What are the rehearsal times?
    • Rehearsals take place in the church.  Before serving at Mass, warm-ups occur in the music offices, with the exception of the praise groups and the bell choir.  Please see each group's individual page for rehearsal times.

  • Director of Liturgical Music & Children's Choir Director
    (262) 367-0800 ext. 225