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...

Flattery can get you everywhere… this is an old saying and it goes back to the days of Jesus! The disciples of the Pharisees and the Herodians said many flattering things to Jesus to win Him over but there is a ruse behind their words. Jesus sees through their words of praise and senses they are less than sincere. Jesus understands the human heart so well that even the shameful flattery of these people cannot cover up their malice towards Him or the hypocrisy of their words. Jesus knows exactly who He is dealing with.

 Is this a call for all of us to unite the life we are living with the life of faith that we profess in Christ Jesus? When God is at the center of our lives and Jesus is the image we bear in all we do, then it is truly difficult to separate the heavenly from the earthly. When we make God the number one priority in our lives, then everything in the earthly realm just falls into place. It is then that we can understand our responsibilities to family, work, city, nation, world and the Church. It becomes quite evident that we are called to bear the image of Jesus at all times in our life.

 I am thoroughly enjoying these weeks of this fall season... the change of colors, a few unexpected moments with family and even a little football! I am also excited because of the beginning of so many ministries... whether it be in Cleveland with our Meals Program, the Clothing Pantry or the Refugee House OR here in Kirtland with our Bereavement Program, “Catholics Coming Home”, Miracles of Mercy, RCIA, Youth Faith Formation, the Parish Participation Process or Bible Study. I believe this year we have more ministries happening than any other time over the last ten years since I’ve been here!

            Father Dave


35th Annual Reverse Raffle
Saturday, November 15th from 6 PM til Midnight
At the Banquet Center at St. Noel in Willoughby Hills

Over $10,000 in Prize Money              $4,000 Main Board Grand Prize
$2,000 Annual Scholarship Board Prize
$2,000 + Sideboard Prizes       $2,000 Special Raffles/Prizes

               There are Many Ways to Participate!
$20... 1 Scholarship Board
$35... 1 Dinner & NO Main Board
$55... 1 Dinner & 1 Scholarship Board
$60... 1 Main Board & NO Dinners
$70... 2 Dinners & NO Main Board
$80... 1 Main Board & NO Dinner & 1 Scholarship Board
$85... 1 Main Board & 1 Dinner
$90... 2 Dinners & NO Main Board & 1 Scholarship Board
$105... 1 Main Board & 1 Dinner & 1 Scholarship Board
$120... 1 Main Board & 2 Dinners
$140... 1 Main Board & 2 Dinners & 1 Scholarship Board

For Tickets Please Contact
John Grazia... 440-256-0338          Ken Marvar... 440-479-4708
Gloria Ianetta... 440-256-9817       Olivia Ockuly... 440-256-1774
Stan Krulc... 440-256-3141             Mark Potosky... 440-256-9968
Dan Laux... 440-256-2699              Mike Potosky... 440-256-1338
John Lesnick... 440-256-2699       Parish Office... 440-256-1412

This is a great way to support the tradition of Catholic Education at Divine Word and to share your faith with others
while enjoying a wonderful evening with friends... new and old!!

March 2014


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Catholics Coming Home 

October 14th thru November 25th 
7 to 8:30 PM

An Open Door for Returning Catholics

It's not too late... 
you can still join us!!

For more details 
please call Deacon Carl Varga 
at 440-256-1412

To All Who Have Lost a Loved One During the Past Year...

A Special
All Souls Mass

Monday, November 5th at 7 PM
Followed by a reception in Hanson Hall

We invite all families who have lost 
a loved one during the past year 
to attend a special liturgy. 
Even if your loved one was buried from another parish or church we will be honored to remember them. 

Please submit a picture
 (snapshot size if possible)
of your loved one that can be mounted on a poster to be displayed during the month of November, especially for the Feast of All Saints...to celebrate the "Saints" from our parish.

Contact the Parish Office with a count of how many from your family will be attending and send in a picture by October 27th.

Questions? Call at 440-256-1412