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.

Very Reverend John E. Sheridan, STL

Mass Schedule
Weekend Masses

Saturday - 4:00 PM - Basilica 
(October 31 - April 30)

Sunday - 8:30 AM Mass - Saint Peter Church
(October 31 - April 30)

Sunday - 10:30 AM Mass  - Basilica
(October 31 - April 30)

Weekday Masses
Monday - No Daily Mass
Tuesday - 8:30 AM - Basilica
Wednesday - 8:30 AM - Saint Peter Church
Thursday - 8:30 AM - Basilica
Friday - 8:30 AM - Saint Peter Church

Saint Peter Catholic Church is located at
726 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio

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

Food Pantry
 Wednesday, 9:00 AM until Noon

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

330.454.8044 - phone
330.454.1397 - fax
627 McKinley Avenue NW
Canton, OH  44703

Reverend Ronald Michel Klingler
Rector Emeritus
Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist,
It is my sad duty to share with you the news of the passing of Fr. Ronald M. Klingler, Rector Emeritus of the Basilica. Fr. Klingler served as Pastor of Saint John Church from 1988-2012 and then as the first Rector upon its elevation as a Minor Basilica from 2012 until his retirement in 2017. His ministry as a priest touched the hearts and lives of many thousands, and his impact for the good will not soon be forgotten. Please join me in praying for the happy repose of his soul, and for the comfort and consolation of his family and his friends.
Fr. Sheridan

Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Very Reverend Ronald Michel Klingler
Born: March 1, 1938
Ordained: May 29, 1965
Pastor of Saint John the Baptist: August 1, 1988
First Rector of the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist: November 25, 2012
Passed to Eternal Life: December 6, 2020

Service Information
Friday, December 11, 2020
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Calling Hours
7:00 PM - Mass of Christian Burial
in the Basilica


January 06, 2021