Published on August 25th, 2021 | by University Communications


Enjoy music, praise at ‘Kirkchella’ coffeehouse on September 9

University Ministry will host its annual coffeehouse event, Kirkchella, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, September 9.

“Kirkchella,” a play on the popular Coachella arts and music festival in California, will take place outside of the clock tower at Saint Jude Chapel/Student Activities Building and on the Kirk Green (lawn) by Kirk Hall. Snacks and coffee will be served at this free event.

This year’s Kirkchella will feature a special guest singer and musician, Father John Klein. Like Father Randall Meissen, university chaplain, Klein was ordained as a priest in the Legionaries of Christ order. Klein now serves the Catholic Center at Georgia Tech University.

He aspired to be a singer and songwriter, but then followed a calling to the priesthood, Meissen said. Now, Klein also shares the Good News through contemporary Catholic Christian music, which can be found on Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube. One sample is  “Eyes of Mercy.”

Klein leads students in “street missions” in Georgia, singing and joining in praise with those who gather. Klein now uses his God-given gift to evangelize through his music.

Kirkchella also will feature Lucas Nocera, music minister for Saint Leo, who also has recorded contemporary Christian music.

This event is open to Saint Leo students, faculty, staff, alumni, and youth groups from neighboring parishes. Registration must be made in advance by alumni and guests. 

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