Senior Ministry

Senior Ministry Updates

I work on events for the Senior Ministry June through December!  Please keep an eye on the bulletin boards and weekly parish bulletins for updates.  Note all RSVP dates, and please contact me if you have any questions or wish to reserve a spot for an upcoming event!

THANK YOU to all the golfers who participated in “The Feast of St. Nicklaus” golf event at Tam O’Shanter!  It was perfect weather, great food, and wonderful fellowship!   Thank you again to our sponsors, Lamiell Funeral Home, Wackerly Funeral Home, and two anonymous donors for their generous contribution to make this event extremely affordable! 


Upcoming Events:


 Basilica and Shrine of 

Our Lady of Consolation

 Carey, Ohio (Bus Trip)

Thursday, July 27 2017


Trip includes:

Round Trip travel on a luxury 27 person bus

Snacks and beverages to and from Carey

Lunch in the Shrine

Guide to discuss history of the shrine, followed by mass

Touring of the beautiful grounds

Pilgrimage devotions with the Relic of the True Cross

We will  leave from the Basilica parking lot promptly at 7:30 AM, so pan to arrive NO LATER than 7:15 AM.  Return to the Basilica at approximately 5:30 PM. 


Cost:  $40 per person, payable in advance.  Guests welcomed.  You will receive a confirmation text or call when you RSVP.  Only 10 have responded so far.

Thank you to the St. John Guild and an anonymous donor for their sponsorship of a portion of the cost of the event!


Private Party at IKON images

Friday, July 21   6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

$5 per person  Our last party at IKON was wonderful!  Come and see the new exhibit at IKON, while sipping wine and enjoying  small bites!  Make it your first stop on an evening in downtown Canton!


Coffee and Conviviality

Panera Bread, Belden Village

Monday, August 7

8:30 AM- 10:00 AM


Come to visit for 10 minutes, or stay an hour!  This popular low-key event is back! 

Cemetery Walking Tour and 

Private Tour of McKinley 

Monument Basement

Thursday, August 10

10:00 AM


Our first “Merchant and Artisan Fair” will be Saturday, October 14 in the Basilica Parish Hall.  We will have approximately 20 vendors selling jewelry, cards, wood pieces, pottery, candles, and many other wonderful items!  This Fair will help to support the Senior Ministry’s ideal of keeping costs reasonable or free for our adult seniors. 

If you are interested in participating or volunteering for the day, please contact:

Ruth Bazzoli

(330) 454-8044 x 404