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

Youth Group will hold regular Youth Nights on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 5 to 7 pm.   All students in grades 7 thru 12 are invited to attend.

LAKE/GEAUGA DISTRICT MINISTRY DISCIPLESHIP CONFERENCE will be held on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm  at St. Mary Parish, Chardon.  This event is open to all.  For more information and to register, click HERE.

American Red Cross Blood Drive is coming on Sunday, October 20 from 9 am – 2 pm in Hanson Hall.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area to select a convenient time for you.

Baptism Class will be held on Sunday, October 27 at 6:00 pm in the Gathering Area of the church.  Please call the Parish Office at (440) 256-1412 to register.  This class is a requirement before your first child’s Baptism.

40th Annual Divine Word Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the LaMalfa Party Center.  Purchase tickets early, a sellout is expected.  It will be held at LaMalfa Party Center, 5783 Heisley Rd., Mentor.

  • Cocktails at 5:30 pm
  • Buffet dinner at 6:00 pm
  • Live band and dancing until 11 pm (music provided by ‘Body & Soul’, Fr. Tim Plavac’s band)
  • Over $10,000 in prize money
  • For tickets or more information, please contact the parish office at (440) 256-1412.

On-going Programs

PSR registration is now open .  Register here.


  •   If you know someone who has thought about joining the Catholic Church, please encourage them to contact Gina Rensi at (440) 606-0217.

Catholics Coming Home is a 6-week series for non-practicing Catholics seeking information about returning to the Church.  If you know any friends or family members who have drifted away from the Church, invite them to attend.  Feel free to accompany your friend/family member if it would make them feel more comfortable.  The series will be held on Tuesdays from October 1 thru November 5 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  More information to come.  To register or for questions, call Deacon Carl Varga or Helen Petruziello, parish secretary, at (440) 256-1412 or Doug DiPalma at (440)256-3425.

LIVING THE MESSAGE OF MERCY – A Divine Mercy Cenacle will be forming within the Divine Word community.  This will be an on-going devotional study group that will deepen our relationship with and our trust in Jesus, who is The Divine Mercy.  Our hearts will be transformed in a way that the message actually becomes a way of life.

  • An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm in the Gathering Area of the church.
  • Call Debbie Lokar in the Parish Office at (440) 256-1412 with any questions.  Please join us.

This and That

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!

Subscribe to our Divine Word YouTube Channel, where you can find both Deacon Carl’s, Deacon John’s homilies from Pentecost and the addition of Fr. Caddy and Fr. Dave’s homilies from the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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

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.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited every Monday at 3 pm in the church.

St. Philip Neri needs your help with our Hot Meals Program.

  • Help is needed on November 10.
  • We are also in need of someone to open and lock the doors of the St. Philip Neri Family Center on the second Sunday of the month for the 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.

  • Knowing that we find that what we DO speaks louder than words…Please consider joining the Divine Word Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Joseph House – Thank you so much for all your donations! All we need at present are winter coats for men, women and children.

Reverse Raffle – We are currently seeking people who are interested in working with our Silent Auction Committee.  Please contact Shari Allwood at (440) 256-1412 to help with the committee or to donate a prize.

FORMED is a new FREE parish resource

Click this link to explore FORMED

False Emails and Faux Texts from Fr. Dave

Please be aware that a number of parishiioners have received false emails from Fr. Dave, and now it seems people are also being texted.

Law enforcement has advised that we should not respond to the email or text.  If you receive false information, please discard it.

Diocese of Cleveland Hotline

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

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