Music does what words alone cannot do. It is capable of expressing a dimension of meaning and feeling that words alone cannot convey. There are many opportunities for music ministry at St. Bernadette. As a music minister you are offering your gift to the glory of God. Music also helps us give God thanks for all things at all times.
Our Choir/Ensemble sings at the 11:00 am Mass on Sundays, September through May. Generally extra people join the choir for Christmas and Easter. There is no audition necessary. We use piano/organ, guitars and bass and, as often as possible, flute. Practice is every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the church. We are always in need of new singers or instrumentalists. As the choir is called into action, they are invited into the act of evangelization. The adult choir is open to anyone 9th grade and older.
We have cantors at all Masses to sing the Responsorial Psalm. A cantor must be skilled as a vocal musician and also needs to be formed in liturgical aspects. When proclaiming the Responsorial Psalm, the cantor is also a minister of the Word. An audition is needed to become a cantor. There are several people who volunteer to sing at the 5:00 pm and 9:00 am weekend Masses. We welcome any interested in joining these smaller groups. In addition to Sunday Masses, music plays a role in all of the special liturgies throughout the liturgical year including Holy Days of Obligation, Confirmation, Baptism, First Eucharist, Funerals, Weddings, Reconciliation, Healing Masses and R.C.I.A.
Contact: Andrea Bridges, Music Director 513-753-5566.