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!

The Spirit within us constantly thirsts! What often happens is we dull that Spirit, or even worse, we ignore it! The Spirit is as close to us as the human heart and it thirsts. How do I know this? I find myself in awe as I listen to people. Everyone (and no one is excluded in this matter!) carries some burden from their past, some recent heartache, some fear or apprehension. The scope covers everything from personal insecurity and self criticism to unexpected death and loss. I am amazed at many of the things some people carry with them.

When reading this week’s Gospel we can see that the transition the disciples undergo will add to their own lack of assurance that they can handle life without the physical presence of Jesus. The Spirit has been promised to them and this Spirit of Jesus will bring an incredible gift. This is what the Spirit within us craves. What feeds the Spirit is peace.The kind of peace Jesus offers will not protect us from the realities of life including any pain and suffering we might have to encounter. This kind of peace has nothing to do with the sappy sentimentality we find on TV or in movies. Rather this peace keeps us from veiling those hardships that we would prefer to avoid. The peace that comes from the Holy Spirit springs into action when we truly believe it is contained within us.

God’s peace in the Spirit is all about eternal life. The Spirit keeps us in contact with the reality of the world but helps us to see everything as Jesus did. If my focus is on Christ and I allow the Spirit within to be the lens that I look through, then everything will be all about the Kingdom of God. This Spirit keeps us from making harsh or rash judgments. God’s Spirit alleviates resentments or grudges that we hold. When this Spirit thirsts it requires our attention and prayer.

- Fr. Dave

Spring is Here!

It's time for chores
like cleaning closets, cupboards
and drawers.

Why not donate
used furniture to the upcoming annual Rummage Sale that will be on
Thursday, Friday & Saturday,
July 14th, 15th &16th!

Once again our Recycling Fundraiser will be held
in conjunction with
the Rummage Sale!!!
Please save your unwanted
electronic and metallic items to be recycled... NO CRT (TUBE) TV's please!

Won't you consider volunteering
for this important event?

All proceeds will benefit
Divine Word Parish!


What's Cooking at
Divine Word!
We're creating a Divine Word 40th Anniversary Cookbook and since you are all fabulous chefs, we want to
immortalize you in print!

Three ways to submit your recipes...
1.  You can write your recipes down or photocopy them and leave them on the organ bench in church.
2.  Go online to www.typensave.com
Username: DivineWordCooks  Password: onion 140
3.  Email recipes to BHarper@divinewordkirtland.org

Give us recipes of a relative (be sure to include their name) and then buy a cookbook for them as a gift. We can even print an "In Memoriam" recipe.  

We want this to be a wonderful cookbook filled
with at least 250 recipes.

Our deadline will be when we achieve our goal!


Women's Prayer Breakfast

Please join us for good food, prayer and a stimulating program!

Saturday, May 7th
from 9 AM to 12 Noon in Hanson Hall

Our guest speaker will be Anthony Camino
from St. Noel and his topic is "Silence & Sacrifice: How We Find God in Suffering."

Sign up in the Gathering Area by May 4th or
for more details & reservations call Claire at 216-409-8686.

Pictorial Directory 

Please click HERE to schedule
your appointment!

February 2016


To view please click here!

New Parishioners!

 Sunday Brunch and Gathering

May 22nd from 9:30 to 10:45 AM in Hanson Hall

Please RSVP to
the Parish Office
by Friday, May 13th.

This is a great way to meet fellow parishioners, learn more about our parish AND have
a delicious meal as well!

Final Payment  Meeting  
Last Opportunity
to Obtain Information and Sign Up
with Father Dave!

May 3rd at 7 PM in the Upper Room

Can't attend the 

Call Fred & Judy Orenics at 440-256-1733


 Can You Spare
Four Hours Once
a Week?

Joseph House needs more "Helping Hands"
to assist people
at the Clothing Bank!
Join the carpool
and volunteer your time on Wednesday or Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Please call Joan
at 440-256-2699 or

Call today... Sign up
to help... You will be glad you did!!


Vacation Bible School

June 20th - 24th
9 AM to 12 Noon

Registration Form available HERE!