Eucharistic Revival

“What the world needs is God’s love; it needs to encounter Christ and to believe in him. The Eucharist is thus the source and summit not only of the Church’s life, but also of her mission.”- Sacramentum Caritatis, #84

Over the next three years, every Catholic diocese, parish, school, apostolate, and family is invited to be a part of renewing the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

Click here to go to the Diocese of Cleveland website for more information about the Eucharistic Revival.

Worship With Us:

Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am (live-streamed mass) & 11:00 am

Rosary: Monday through Friday at 8:00 am

Weekday Liturgy: Monday through Friday at 8:30 am


We are located at 8100 Eagle Road in lovely Kirtland, Ohio.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.  Call us at (440) 256-1412 during those hours, or you may leave a message on other days/times.

To register to join our Divine Word Parish Family, please click the link below!

Deacon John’s Homily 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Although the tornado took out our Internet connection (and our ability to record and upload a livestream of the mass, we do have Deacon John’s Homily recorded to YouTube:

Bishop Michael Woost gives the homily on the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our 8:30 am mass livestream had no sound. Bishop Michael gave the homily at the 11 am mass. It is found on our YouTube channel here:

News and Updates

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) will return during the 11 AM Mass on Sundays, beginning Sunday, September 24th. This is a chance for our children (aged 3 to those who have not yet received their First Communion) to have Sunday scripture readings proclaimed and explained on a level appropriate to the children’s ages. For more information or to assist with this wonderful ministry please contact Gloria Ianetta at (440) 256-9817.

A Message from Bishop Edward C. Malesic on the abortion amendment on November’s ballot:   The Bishop’s Message

Where Does It Say That?  is a pdf from the Catholic Conference of Ohio about the dangers of the constitutional amendment:  Where Does It Say That?

In His Sandals Walking Group

The next meeting of the “In His Sandals” walking group will be on Wednesday, September 27th at 3:00 PM at Chapin Forest Park (Hobart Rd Entrance).

Joseph House 

With the start of the fall season and colder weather not far behind the families shopping at Joseph House are in need of the following items: Men’s Winter Coats, Children’s Winter Coats Blankets and Comforters, Blue Jeans (Adult and Children). Your generosity is very much appreciated, and you can bring your donations to the Parish Office. Thank you!

Are you getting our Divine Word Weekly Updates?  If not, contact Shari at and she’ll add you to our weekly e-mail updates.  If your e-mail address changes, be sure to let us know.

Upcoming Activities

Divine Word Fall Fest Church Picnic is September 24th, immediately following 11 am mass from noon to 3 pm. Join us for food, fun, music and games. Menu includes chili, hamburgers, hotdogs and more. Pumpkin painting for the kids and ice cream bar for all to enjoy.
Annual Divine Word Clambake (sponsored by Our Lady’s Guild) will be Saturday, October 7th at 6 pm in Hanson Hall. The menu will include:  Broth, Sweet Potatoes, New England Clam Chowder, Oven Roasted Chicken, One Dozen Middle Neck Clams, Italian Bread, Corn on the Cob, Beverages, Redskin Potatoes, Dessert. All of this for $35 or Roasted Chicken only for $25, Extra Dozen Clams for $15. Deadline for Reservations AND payment is due at the Parish Office by Tuesday, October 3rd. For more details and reservations call: Claire Casey at 216-409-8686 or the Parish Office at 440-256-1412. Payments can be made at the Parish Office and checks made payable to Our Lady’s Guild. This event will also include a Basket Raffle and 50/50 drawing to benefit Our Lady’s Guild.
The Divine Word Gala Event will be hosted on Saturday, November 4th from 6-10 PM at Regovich’s Catering (formerly The Patrician on Lakeland Blvd in Eastlake).  A delicious buffet, open bar, music,  dancing, fellowship, chance raffle baskets, silent and live auction items will all be part of the Gala. To volunteer, please call the Parish Office or e-mail

Kirtland Community Service Day – Saturday, November 11th

We are looking for 200 parishioners (men, women, and children) to join the Divine Word Service Team this year. We will join with other citizens in Kirtland in extending the beauty of our faith through outreach to others. There will be many opportunities of various types and locations and time of day within and beyond the Lake County area to engage in service on Saturday, Nov 11th. Sign Ups will be held for the various projects following all Masses on Oct 21st and 22nd. People can sign up as individuals or as families. Perfect for fulfilling school service hours, too! Let’s follow the command of Christ and answer the cry of those in need. If you have any questions, contact Mary Pat Frey at the parish office by phone or

Ministry Opportunities

Eucharistic Adoration – Join us on Mondays to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  If interested in a specified hour or if you cannot keep your designated hour, please contact Debbie Lokar at the parish office. “Jesus waits for us in the sacrament of love and you are greatly needed” (Pope John Paul II).

Please join our Prayer Chain Ministry:  Prayer requests or to add your e-mail address, contact Gina Rensi at

Subscribe to our Divine Word  YouTube Channel.


Legacy Fund

As we demonstrate our devotion to God this Lenten season, we are reminded to be stewards of our faith.  By providing a gift through your estate planning, you leave a sign of your commitment to continue the good work of the Church.  To begin planning for your legacy, or to become a member of the Divine Word Legacy Society, please contact Fr. Dave or Shari Allwood at the parish office or Mary Lou Ozimek at (216) 696-6525 x4070,  or email for a confidential conversation.

False Emails and Faux Texts from Fr. Dave:

Please be aware that a number of parishioners 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