Basilica of Saint John the Baptist
627 McKinley Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio 44703

Welcome to the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist.  All are welcome to worship here.  If you would like more information about joining our parish, please feel free to speak with the priest after Mass or call the Rectory office.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist is to give witness as a parish community to our Christian beliefs by celebrating Jesus Christ's presence in Word, Worship and Sacrament, reaching out to serve those in need and sharing the love of God through teaching, actions and living examples.rist

Mass Schedule
Weekend Masses

Saturday - 4:00 PM - Basilica

8:00 AM Mass - St. Peter  Church

11:00 AM Mass  - Basilica 

Weekday Masses
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
(no Mass on Tuesday or Thursday)
Gallagher Center Chapel
Saturday - 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Closed on Friday

Food Pantry
 Wednesday, 9:30 AM until Noon

Samaritan Table
Thursday, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

330.454.8044 - phone
330.454.1397 - fax

From the Parish Council

We are pleased to announce that Bishop George V. Murry, SJ (Diocese of Youngstown) and the Very Reverend Ronald M. Klingler (Basilica Rector) have agreed that Father Klingler will remain at the Basilica for another year.  We are thrilled with this news, and are so proud of Father Klingler.  Our Pastor has made such a HUGE impact on the Basilica during his nearly thirty year tenure here (kept our parish from closing, supported community outreach, acquired a world class pipe organ, continued maintenance on our historic building and the Elevation of our parish to Minor Basilica status).  His sense of compassion has sustained him as he has honored his vows as a priest.  As Father Klingler announced, he has endured the effects of Parkinson’s’ over the past several years, as well as multiple surgeries (back, hip and knee replacement).  We as a parish can make his journey even easier by continuing to come together to complete the work of our parish; a parish that worships together and reaches out to those in need.  Thank You Father Klingler and thank you, our parishioners.

Parish Council

Basilica of Saint John the Baptist

Last Updated:  April 4, 2017