St. Mary Basilica celebration on TV Saturday

A celebration held in Marietta will be broadcast on a nationwide television station this Saturday.

On Nov. 5, the Inaugural Mass Solemnizing the Designation of Saint Mary of the Assumption as a Basilica was held at the site formerly known as St. Mary Church, which had been designated as only the third minor basilica in Ohio. The event will be broadcast at 3 p.m. Saturday throughout the United States on EWTN – a global Catholic network that transmits programming to more than 148 million homes in 144 countries and territories on more than 4,800 cable systems.

EWTN is channel 360 in the local Suddenlink lineup. The coverage will also be streamed at 3 p.m. on the EWTN website.