Music Ministry

Make a joyful noise to the Lord!

It is with great joy that we burst into jubilant song with music! Through the music ministry here at St. Bernard’s we strive to lead the assembly to full and active participation in the liturgy. Come and be a part of this wonderful ministry!  Any questions, contact Donna Ayers at 294-3556 or dayers@stbernardblgs.org.

Sunday Morning Choir
We sing at the 9:00am Sunday Mass from September through May. We prepare four-part choral music ranging in style from traditional hymns and classical sacred songs to contemporary Catholic favorites. Membership is open to all! We rehearse on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the music room. 

Contemporary Praise Band
We have 2 separate groups that cover the 11:00am Sunday Mass. This ensemble consists of singers with piano, guitars, and drums. We sing a range of music from classical sacred songs to contemporary Christian pop music. We encourages all to join one of the ensembles! Call Donna for practice times. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Youth Choir
We are open to any youth currently in grades K through 4. We practice on the first and second Wednesdays of the month from 3:30 to 4:30pm in the music room during the school year. Our practice is before Wednesday night religion classes. We sing at Mass once a month, rotating through the different services.  Our goal is to make music JOYFILLED and exciting for youth at Mass! Check with Donna for the schedule.

Teen Group
We are open to any youth grade 5 through high school.  We love to have instruments, guitars, bass, drums, etc. We practice most 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5:45 to 6:30pm in the music room. Come and have some fun with music! We sing once a month, rotating through the different services.

Cantors
The cantor leads the assembly in full participation at Mass. Our primary duty is to sing the psalm during the Liturgy of the Word. “As one who proclaims the Word, the psalmist should be able to proclaim the text of the psalm with clarity, conviction, and sensitivity to the text, the musical setting, and those who are listening” (Sing to the Lord, para. 35). New cantors will be trained for the cantor ministry. Cantors can choose which Masses they attend. (Sat 5pm, Sun 9am or 11am)

Instrumentalists
We love the addition of instruments throughout the year! If you play any instrument, we welcome you to consider playing for Christmas, Easter, Holy Week, other special holy days, or even for any Sunday of the year. I would love to have more instruments!