Liturgical Music

Ministry at our parish liturgies is a great way to go deeper in your faith. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Jeff Van Dalen, our Pastoral Associate, at jvandalen@stmatthias-milw.org.

Adult Choir
This parish choir leads the worshiping assembly in its sacred song and presents selections of sacred choral music to enhance the liturgy. It mainly ministers at the 11:00 am Sunday liturgy and at all major parish celebrations. The choir meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm to rehearse and also has a short 30 minute rehearsal on Sunday mornings just before mass. This ministry is open to parishioners of high school age and above.

Children’s Choir
This parish choir is comprised of students from grades 4-6. Older students who wish to continue to serve are most welcomed. It ministers monthly at the 9:00 am Sunday mass and at special parish celebrations.

Handbell Choir
The Parish Handbell Choir adds a festive spirit to our worship by ringing handbells to enhance congregational singing and by performing special music written for handbells. Interested individuals must make a commitment to rehearsals and performances since absence leads to certain bells (notes) being left out. Rehearsals are from 5:30-7:00 pm on Thursdays.

Resurrection Choir
This parish choir serves as representatives of the parish’s bereavement ministry as well as leaders of liturgical music at all the parish funerals. Individuals of all ages who enjoy singing and desire to support those experiencing the loss of a loved one are invited to this ministry.

Cantors
Cantors are parishioners who have answered the call to a most ancient ministry in the Church. The cantor’s main responsibility is to lead the community’s sung prayer at worship. Cantors meet regularly in the church for rehearsal.

Instrumentalists
Parishioners who have performance knowledge of a particular musical instrument are encouraged to participate in the worship life of the parish by offering their gift to enhance the assembly’s song and to join in ensemble groups for special celebrations.