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...

John the Baptist has died. The crowd of people before Jesus have multiple needs AND they have not eaten in quite some time. Here’s the dilemma… Jesus is grieving because of John’s death... many people are desiring physical, emotional and spiritual healings from Him… and finally, how to feed such a large group with just a small amount of food. If anything will stretch Jesus’ ministry this will. And yet for Jesus, this is all in a day’s work!


John’s death was a grief stricken blow to Jesus. He must have known John’s life was always in danger, especially because of John’s forceful message  as well as the dangerous forces that existed in the world at that time. Jesus had made a name for Himself as a healer. He looks with empathy and compassion on the throng of people that were with Him… their needs cannot be numbered. Of all the “feeding stories” this is the most inspiring one in that Jesus will take what is scarce and bring it to an abundance for the sake of revealing the presence of the Kingdom!


What does all this have to say about us and to us? The Gospel makes it a point to identify the moment John’s life is taken. It is a moment that Jesus will not run from. He will have to deal with the grief of this loss. It might be that the grief from this experience only amplifies the compassion Jesus has for the crowd with their many ailments and spiritual needs. He is able to push Himself to keep the Kingdom at the front of His mission. Many are fed with very little food. Jesus provides in so many ways. All we have to do is be open to His presence that He willingly offers to us. He offers Himself as food for the life of the world.

       Father Dave


Sunday August 3rd 

The Fest is a FREE, family festival held on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe. The day begins at noon and ends with Mass at 8 PM followed by a spectacular fireworks display that will end at 10 PM. Come enjoy a day filled with fun activities, great music, and the opportunity to be in fellowship with thousands of others! This is truly a great experience! 

Check out the website for more details! http://www.thefest.us/

March 2013


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Summer Fun 2014!

Parish Picnic

Sunday, August 24th from 12 Noon to 5 PM 

The Kirtland Community
Center & Pavilion
7900 Euclid-Chardon Road in Kirtland

Mass at 11 AM 

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Beverage Provided!

Last Names Beginning With:
(potato, macaroni, garden, etc)
side dishes
desserts & fruit

Activities Include...
Baseball, Bocci Ball,
Cards, Corn Hole