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

Our Systems Are Currently Down

Apologies: Our phones, Internet and e-mail are currently down. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, please come to the office. We are here until 5 pm.

Upcoming Events

PSR registration is now open .  Register here.

Youth Group Kickoff will be Sunday, September 22 from 5 – 7 pm in Hanson Hall.  All students in grades 7 thru 12 are invited to attend.  Other important dates:

  • Retreat day: Saturday, September 28 from 10 am – 9 pm, for youths ages 13-18.  Guy’s retreat will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in Wickliffe and the Girl’s retreat will be here at Divine Word.  We will close out the day together with Mass and worship at Mt. Carmel.  Registration for the day is only $20 and includes all meals.  Contact Amanda Perusek by September 14 to register.

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.

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.  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.

40th Annual Divine Word Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the LaMalfa Party Center,

Save the Date

Saturday, October 5, 2019 for Our Lady’s Guild Clam Bake after the 5 pm mass.  More details to follow.

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 September 22, October 13, and November 10.  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 – Towels in good condition are all that is currently needed, but financial donations are always gratefully accepted. Bring contributions to the Parish Office. THANK YOU for your generosity!

  • NOTE: We are looking for a volunteer driver to pick up donations from the Divine Word office and transport them to Joseph House once a week, either Wednesday or Friday.  For more information or if you are interested in helping, please contact Sharon O’Flaherty at (440)974-3764.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Formation Sessions – Are you interested in serving as an Extraordinary Minister?  Please call Divine Word, (440)256-1412, to register.  Instruction is being provided at the following locations:

  • Saturday, September 21 from 9 – 11:30 am (check-in at 8:30 am) at St. Gabriel Church, RSVP by Sept. 16
  • Tuesday, September 24 from 7 – 9:30 pm (check-in at 6:30 pm) at St. Paschal Baylon Church, RSVP by Sept. 17

FORMED is a new FREE parish resource

Click this link to explore FORMED

Diocese of Cleveland Hotline

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

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