Praise Group (6pm Sunday Mass)

There are two praise groups which serve for the 6:00 pm Sunday Mass. Both groups provide contemporary praise music with several instruments and singers.  The Youth Praise Group, led by Maria Notch, rehearses before their scheduled Mass from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. The Adult Praise Group, facilitated by Pat Walker,  rehearses on the Tuesday evening prior to their scheduled Mass from 6:30  to 8:30 pm. Rehearsal attendance is required to participate in Mass.

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

FAQs

  • 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