St. Charles has two praise groups which serve for the 6:00 pm Life Teen 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 for either Praise Group via online registration, please click on the following link: St. Charles Music Ministry Registration Form
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.
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.