Music Ministry

Adult Choir

If you have a passion for worship and a desire to help the church in praise, join the St. Bernard Adult Choir. The choir is comprised of adults and young adults from grade 9 and up. The choir sings a diversity of repertoire, including tradition , contemporary and classical. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from September through May. The choir sings 3 times a month and for special      liturgical celebrations during Christmas and Holy Week.


Offers support for community prayer through song and reflection. Anyone with good vocal skills is     encouraged to inquire about this ministry. Cantors are scheduled according to their availability.  Rehearsals and vocal coaching are offered monthly, along with periodic training to develop the skills and awareness needed to lead music prayerfully. Anyone who is prayerfully considering the Ministry of Cantor will be asked to audition and work closely with the Director of Music.

Children’s Choir

Children grades K-6 are invited to share their gift of music, both vocal and instrumental, through participation in our children’s choir. The children’s choir tries to sing once a month (September through May) and at the Christmas Eve Children’s Mass.

Encounter Contemporary Praise Group

This group provides music on a monthly basis at our contemporary liturgy. The ensemble includes band members using guitars, drums, keyboards, and more, as well as vocalists with a passion for praise and worship.

Handbell Choir

Be a part of adding to worship on a monthly basis by providing beautiful handbell music!  This group is open to anyone from youth to adults. You don’t even have to be able to read music! “If you can count, you can play bells.”  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings September through May.


Instrumentalists of any kind are always welcomed to help celebrate! If you play the piano, organ, strings, winds, brass, guitar, percussion, we can find a place for you. Play on a regular basis or for special liturgies.

Men’s Choir

Men ages high school and older compose the St.  Bernard Men’s Choir. A dedicated group of men who sing at 2-4 Masses per year. Rehearsals are held one week prior to the liturgical celebration. Men, if you don’t want to commit to weekly rehearsals, this is the group for you.

Resurrection Choir

This Appleton Inter-parish choir sings at funerals   occurring at St. Bernard parish as well as other local Appleton churches. Rehearsals take place immediately preceding the funeral liturgy. Weekday availability is essential for participants.

Small Singing Group

Individuals who are not able to commit to weekly rehearsals of the choir may find small ensemble participation a desirable alternative.  Our small vocal groups each provide music once a month at weekend liturgies.  The rehearsal schedule is set-up based on the availability of the members of the group.