Welcome to Divine Word Catholic Church
in Kirtland, Ohio

We are grateful that you have decided to visit us!

This site is designed to help you learn more about our parish community.
It is our hope that if you are in the local area you will stop in to see us.
We are a vibrant community of all ages, with parishioners from various backgrounds.
Our parish is located in the town of Kirtland, an eastern suburb of Cleveland.
As you browse through our website, we hope
you will enjoying getting to know us and seeing what we are all about.
Always know that we are here to serve others and to celebrate the Lord in all He has given to us!

We are officially halfway through the liturgical season of Ordinary Time and have only seventeen more weeks before we begin preparing for the season of Advent! There is still much for us to do in terms of our liturgies until that time. The Gospel readings for the next four Sundays are taken from the sixth chapter of John. This is a crucial chapter in the Bible because it reveals so much about Jesus and our need to consume His Body and Blood. Jesus describes Himself as the Bread of Life and insists that His followers understand that they are to eat His flesh and drink His blood.

This chapter from John’s Gospel serves as one of our most supporting statements from the mouth of Jesus regarding the Eucharist. He identifies Himself as being what we are to eat. What we need to recognize though is that we are not really consuming a dead human being. Rather we consume Christ in the Eucharistic presence which encompasses all of His life, His death, and in particular, His rising from the dead. He is always alive for us especially in the celebration of the Eucharist.

When Jesus claims Himself as the Bread of Life, He wants us to absorb everything He has displayed to the world. We take in His words… we take in His deeds and actions… we take in His hands of service… we take in His example of faith in His Father… we take in His trust of His disciples and us… and we take in His power to strengthen and His power to forgive… we take it all in! Eucharist does all that for us. We are never malnourished when we gather for Eucharist. I hope you realize what we have in Christ Jesus and in His desire for us to feed on Him. He is the Bread that came down from heaven and He has every right to claim Himself as “The Bread of Life!”

- Fr. Dave


Parish Picnic
Sunday, August 23rd from 11 AM to 5 PM

Kirtland Community Center 

Outdoor Mass at 11 AM!

Food served from Noon until 3 PM

Activities from Noon to 5 PM

Hamburgers, Hotdogs and Beverages Provided!

"Thriller Car" rides (original car from Euclid Beach Park
from 12:30 to 2:30 PM

Please bring the following food items for last names beginning with:

A - H... Salads (potato, macaroni, garden, etc.)

I - P... Side Dishes

Q - Z... Desserts & Fruit 



February 2015


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Golf Outing

Thursday, August 20th
Starting at 12:30 PM

Pleasant Hill Golf Course
in Chardon

For more details contact:

Jim Bukovec... 440-946-3154
Mike Potosky... 440-256-1338


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for more information!

Divine Word 40th Anniversary

2016 Trip
with Father Dave to ROME
and more!
September 10-19, 2016