We are excited to announce that Stephen's setting of the psalms from the Easter Vigil - the Vigil of Light - will be released on March 31. These psalm settings, described as the "sound of Easter" by participants of the Light to the Nations youth pilgrimage over many years, are now ready to be shared with the whole Church. Combining the best of the ancient and new, infused with a sense both of the transcendent power and glory of God and of his intimate presence with us, and featuring world-class musicians…Read more
Over the years I have grown to understand that I am called to be a witness to the presence of God, by leading people into prayer through music, and these days a lot of my work is in composing and releasing music to serve the Church, and providing workshops and teachings on liturgy, prayer, and music. I strive to create music that captures the beauty and wonder of our ancient faith and tradition in a contemporary form that is alive with the vibrancy of youth and is accessible to all, and I believe with all my heart that it is possible for our prayer times, our liturgies, our worship to be transformed through such music.
So please take a moment to check out some of the music, the free resources, or the musings on music, prayer, and liturgy below, and please don't hesitate to contact me if you think I can be of service to you, or come and worship together with me at one of the upcoming events.
What people are saying about Stephen Kirk...
“The Rend the Heavens CD is fantastic. I had a chance to listen to it twice through on the trip home and it was the best CD I’ve listened to and prayed with for many years – and it’s all I’ve listened to since then. You know its had an impact when you wake up at night with the melody and lyrics on your mind.” Steve Toohey Director, Youth Mission Team
“Stephen has a great gift to bring to the Catholic Church in effective and prayerful music for young people today that is both appealing and evangelising” - Peter Woods, Director Australia-Pacific School of Evangelisation and Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia
Click here to see more of what people are saying about Stephen Kirk's ministry.
St Therese Parish Mission
Culmination of the week-long parish mission at St Therese.Music, preaching, renewal!
St Therese Mercy Night
Night of Worship, Reconciliation, Adoration.
Wollongong Diocese Year 10 Evangelisation Retreat
Age limit: 13-18
A gathering for Catholic men from the Canberra region. You are invited to join with Archbishop Christopher Prowse after work for a time of brotherhood, challenge and prayer. Wine, drinks and cheese provided. An event supported by Young Men of God, Disciples of Jesus, Men
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
A night of prayer, reflection, and worship, in which we enter with Jesus into the silence of the tomb.
WYD 2014 Sydney Pilgrimage
Lunch at Notre Dame, a reflection from Bishop Peter Comensoli, music from Stephen Kirk, pilgrimage to St Mary's, Divine Mercy at St Mary's.
Stephen Kirk plays Preschool
Stephen will play a selection of Lara Grace's (aged 4) favourite songs for her preschool class... :)
Age limit: All ages
Finding God In All Things Retreat
Year 11 Retreat
Night of worship, adoration, reconciliation.
St Edmunds College Canberra 60th Anniversary Mass
60th Anniversary Mass for St Edmunds College
Year 7 Welcome Mass
2013 Opening Mass for St Clare's College Canberra
Missionaries of Gods Love Inauguration Mass
Stephen is directing the music for the Inauguration Mass of the Missionaries of Gods Love
Australian Catholic Youth Festival