Serving others and celebrating the Lord in all He has given to us!

We’re happy you could visit us!

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 enjoy getting to know us and seeing what we are all about.

Worship With Us:

Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm,
Sunday: 8:30 am & 11:00 am

Rosary: Monday through Friday at 8:00 am

Weekday Liturgy: Monday through Friday at 8:30 am

Upcoming Events

Congratulations, Deacon John!

Congratulations to John Grazia for his ordination to Permanent Diaconate! He was ordained by Bishop Nelson Perez this past Saturday, May 4th at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, and officially assigned to Divine Word. If you were unable to attend the mass, you can watch the video here:

Be sure to pray for Deacon John and his family as he begins his ministry with us. Click here to hear his first homily at Divine Word, Sunday, May 5th during 11 am mass:

Vacation Bible School is coming! July 8th – 12th, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This year’s African adventure is called Roar.

Ages Preschool (3 yrs) through 4th grade, just complete the registration form found on the VBS page.

VBS needs two more adult volunteers for the Sports and Art stations. Please contact Gina Rensi or Amanda Perusek if you are available to help.

Save the Date! PARISH LIFE is planning a dinner at M Cellars Winery on Friday, June 28 at 6 pm. Details will be forthcoming.

Easter Season Blessings!

Baby Bottle “Change for Life” Campaign will go from Mother’s Day, May 12th to Father’s Day, June 16th. Please take a baby bottle from the Gathering area, and fill with spare coins, currency or checks (made payable to “Hannah’s Home”) and return by June 16th. Hannah’s Home helps pregnant and unwed young women in our area.

Are your little ones wiggleworms during mass? It is so wonderful seeing your beautiful families at Mass! Though it’s not always easy, thank you for making the effort to bring your young children. It is important that they are there. Help keep kids focused and calm, with a Mass Bag from the Gathering Area. Grab a bag on the way in. Mass Bags are complete with a book, coloring book, crayons, stickers and goldfish crackers! Please return at end of Mass so they can be restocked as needed. Enjoy!

Remember to RECYCLE! Give us your paper and cardboard. This includes: wrapping paper, catalogs, cards and packaging (paper) and boxes. Flatten all cardboard boxes before placing them in the bins. The funds we receive for recycling are used for our Youth Ministry programs.

Just a reminder, Divine Word will not hold the annual rummage sale this year. You may wish to donate items to the Kirtland Kiwanis Annual Strawberry Festival fundraiser. June 1-8 is the early bird drop off, call parishioner Fran Raishart for time and place: (440) 951-8176.

June 9 – 12 is the 10 am to 8 pm item drop off at Kirtland Schools, 9140 Chillicothe Rd.

2019 sale dates are: Thursday, June 13    6 to 11 pm

Friday, June 14   noon – 11 pm

Saturday, June 15   noon – 11 pm

Sunday, June 16     noon – 4 pm

Ministry Opportunities

Eucharistic Adoration follows 8:30 am mass until 10 pm each Monday. Please consider signing up for one hour in worship each Monday.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word needs YOU! Please consider helping during 11 am mass. Lead our youngest parishioners through simple age-appropriate lessons each Sunday, and assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high school youth to help these sweet youngsters learn the Word of the Lord.

St. Philip Neri needs your help with our Hot Meals Program. Please consider sharing some of your time to serve hot meals to those in need. This is a wonderful ministry to do as a family and so rewarding for all. Call Debbie Lokar at (440) 256-1412 for more information.

St. Vincent De Paul offers many opportunities to help others. Call Dee at (440) 256-1412.

Joseph House Donations  – Current Needs:

   Men’s small pants size 28 through 32

   Gently-used bath towels, bedsheets and bedding

   Men’s shoes in good condition

   Financial donations always gratefully accepted
To donate, call 216-431-7200
Donations by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays.

FORMED is a new FREE parish resource

Divine Word Legacy Society

Consider your legacy and the legacy of the Catholic faith. You can make a difference in the future of our parish for generations to come by joining the Divine Word Legacy Society. You may contribute a one-time gift or a gift from your estate in the form of a will, trust, beneficiary of a life insurance plan or gift of an IRA.

Double click to download more information:

Becoming a Divine Word Legacy Society Member

Divine Word Gifts From Your Will or Living Trust

Divine Word How to Create or Update Your Will

Divine Word Legacy Giving Options

Diocese of Cleveland Hotline

To Report Suspected Abuse To the Diocese: (216) 334-2999

To Get Assistance with Counseling: (216) 334-2999