The music ministry of St. Bernadette provides musical leadership which fosters "full, conscious and active participation" of the Assembly gathered for the Liturgy. Our Music Ministry is a blend of both contemporary and traditional music.
If you are interested in ministering as a choir member, instrumentalist or sound engineer, please contact our Music Director, Jaime Gonzalez. An interview and a simple audition are required for any adult/teen musician or singer who wishes to be involved in the music ministry.
Music ministry opportunities are listed below.
Each of our Masses consists of different groups of singers and instrumentalists who participate in small ensembles. The singers are required to attend a weekly rehearsal on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. This rehearsal only lasts about an hour. Each singer and instrumentalist is also required to be at the Mass they sing at an hour before Mass starts for additional rehearsal and sound check. Our Sunday night Teen Mass group only practices on Sundays from 4:00pm right up until Mass at 5:00pm with a short break before Mass.
Under the direction of Jaime Gonzalez, the Saint Bernadette Children's Choir sings at the 10am Mass on the first Sunday of every month. The Children practice each week after the 10am Mass from 11:30am to 12:00pm. The choir is open to children who are in the 3rd to 8th grades. The children also sing at the 4pm Mass on Christmas Eve and one Mass on Easter Sunday morning.
The St. Bernadette hand-bell choir plays seasonally at Christmas and Easter and at occasional feasts throughout the year.