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!

This Week's Message from
Father Dave...

You have to be careful when Jesus begins to walk toward Jerusalem! His message has been given and received and now His own words direct Him to respond through His actions. He is the Christ, the Son of the living God. From now on in Matthew’s Gospel we will see what that means. As disciples of the Lord we are to watch, observe and learn what this will mean for us. As the Son
of the living God, Jesus’ call to His disciples will inc
lude sacrifice, the cross and total trust in Him!


In our world of deals and transactions, this does not sound like something we would want to entertain. It certainly goes against the grain of our secular society. If you give up something should you not receive something in return? The world has a way of seducing us into thinking that this is the correct way. On the other hand, Jesus never offers happiness but rather an indescribable relationship with His Father in heaven. If we watch, observe and learn from Christ we will find out just how blessed our lives can be.


The crux of this Gospel will lead us on the way to Jerusalem to the ultimate sacrifice, and eventually to an incredible new life. When we try to integrate this story into our hearts, we find this is exactly what our soul has been longing for. All that we do for others will connect us to the cross and when we go out of our way for one another, we will find ourselves one with the heart of Christ. We follow Jesus by denying ourselves and taking up His cross daily.



       Father Dave


March 2013


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Save the Date!

Youth Ministry
2014 Kickoff!!! 

Sunday, September 14th at 6 PM in Hanson Hall

- Food

- Play Games

- Catch up
on summer

- Just get to know each other
a little more