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  Sunday Mass:  
5:30 PM (Saturday)
8:00 AM
10:00 AM (Watch online)
12:00 Noon
  Holy Days:  
6:00 PM (vigil)
7:45 AM
12:05 PM
6:00 PM
  Daily Mass:  
7:45 AM, 12:05 PM (Monday-Friday)
9:00 AM (Saturday)
  Eucharistic Adoration:  
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM on
Wednesdays and Fridays
  Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions:

6:15 - 6:45 PM every Monday 
in the Basilica.
Click here for details.

3:30 - 5:00 PM on
Saturdays or anytime
by appointment

  Prayer Requests:  

If you or someone you know is in need of special prayers, you may put your request on our parish prayer line.
Help Line: 
Looking for assistance with material needs? Please contact our St. Vincent de Paul outreach ministry at 740-376-1334.

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  Joining the Parish:  

Catholics wishing to register in the parish can complete and send in the Parish Registration Form.
Non-Catholics wishing to join the parish are invited to attend our special RCIA program.


I am very happy to welcome you to our Basilica web page. We have been praying together, working together and rejoicing together since 1838 here in Marietta.
Parishioners of the past achieved a great deal, and we are called upon to achieve much for the parish and our community in the future. One of the greatest achievements, and one that we must constantly strive to build upon, is “family.” We must sincerely strive to be a “parish family” – loving one another and growing together in prayer and mutual support. The parish community is where the mission of Jesus Christ comes to life and continues day to day.
We have a beautiful renovated Basilica and an outstanding Catholic School; yet the parish is not buildings - the parish is first and foremost a people – a people called together by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Our parish exists not for itself, but for the mission of Jesus Christ. The parish is called to teach, and witness the Gospel of Christ to our children, to those preparing for deeper Sacramental life, to those alienated from the Church and to those not active in the parish community.
All parishioners are called upon to recognize their individual talents and gifts and to use those talents and gifts in one or more of the many and various ministries of the parish for the building up of the Kingdom of God.  
As you browse this web site, the Basilica is here to serve you. You are most welcome here at the Basilica of St. Mary of  the Assumption. Your presence in the parish would give us yet another facet of the “Living Body of Christ.” May God bless you and give you the grace to feel very much at home here. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to ask.
Msgr. John Michael Campbell (Rector)
Mass for the Anniversary 
of the Opening of 
St. Mary Catholic School

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton will celebrate Mass on for the 120th Anniversary of the founding of St. Mary Catholic School, on September 8, 2016 at 12:05 PM in the Basilica. (Bishop Watterson of Columbus originally dedicated the school on September 6, 1896.)
Diocese of Steubenville 
Marriage Enrichment Day

The Diocese of Steubenville will be holding a special Marriage Enrichment Day to take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Mary Basilica. The event features a Mass offered by Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, a Keynote Presentation and a Luncheon. Childcare will also be available. For more information, please visit the Marriage Enrichment Day Page.

Mass for the Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

In light of recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the nation, the US Catholic Bishops have launched a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. Bishop Jeffrey Monforton will offer a special Mass on September 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM in the Basilica to pray for peace.
Pilgrimage to Italy

Fr. Tom will be leading a pilgrimage to Italy 2 January - 13 January 2017. The pilgrimage is being organized through Catholic Faith Journeys. Registration is ongoing! Click here for more details.
Mother of
Perpetual Help Devotions

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions are one of the special devotions held at the Basilica. They are celebrated every Monday evening at 6:15 PM. Learn more here.

St. Mary Catholic School

Founded in 1896, St. Mary Catholic School has a rich heritage of Catholic education. Students in grades Pre-K through 8th (including a Montessori Pre-School) receive a strong education rooted in Christian values. Learn more about our excellent school on their website.
Attention School Alumni

We're looking for Alumni of St. Mary Catholic School! If you attended St. Mary School at any time, any location, please visit this page to add your name to the mailing list. (Find us on Facebook here.)
SMS Foundation

The St. Mary’s School (SMS) Foundation was established in 1992 by the Diocese of Steubenville to ensure the future financial stability of St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Jubilee Year of Mercy 

Celebrate the Year of Mercy. Declared by Pope Francis, this special Jubilee Year is focused on God's Mercy. 

Saint Mary Basilica has been designated as the site for a Holy Door for the Diocese of Steubenville. Read more here 

Live Webcasts


 Upcoming Events
AUG 22 
RCIA Inquiry Session, 7:00 PM in the Basilica Social Hall. This session is provided for non-Catholics who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith. 
AUG 27 
Pilgrimage: From Sewicky, Pennsylvania 
Mass on Labor Day, 9:00 AM in the Basilica
All School Mass with Bishop Monforton to commemorate the 120 Anniversary of the opening of St. Mary Catholic School, 12:05 PM in the Basilica.

Annual Diocesan Child Protection Workshop, 6:30-8:30 PM in the Basilica Social Hall
SEP 9 
Mass offered by Bishop Monforton for the National Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities, 9:00 AM in the Basilica.
Open House and Guided Tour, 1-3 PM. (Ohio Open Doors Initiative) 
SEP 17 
Diocese of Steubenville Marriage Enrichment Day at the Basilica. This special event will include Mass with Bishop Monforton, a keynote speaker and lunch. Childcare will also be available. (Read more here.) 
SEP 18
Open House and Guided Tour, 1-3 PM. (Ohio Open Doors Initiative)

CWC Deanery Meeting 
SEP 30
St. Mary Catholic School Oktoberfest/ Parish Festival: Evening Out! and Live Auction 
OCT 1 
St. Mary Catholic School Oktoberfest/ Parish Festival: Super Bingo
OCT 2 
Respect Life Sunday

St. Mary Catholic School Oktoberfest/ Parish Festival: Chicken Dinner, Country Store and Silent Auction
Diocesan Celebration for Women Religious with Bishop Monforton, 12 Noon Mass 
OCT 10 
Pilgrimage: From Aledo, Illinois 
OCT 16
Rise Up! Let Your Light Shine: Diocese of Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference. (Click here for more information.) 
OCT 31
Masses for the Solemnity of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation): 6:00 PM in the Basilica
Masses for the Solemnity of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation): 7:45 AM, 12:05 and 6:00 PM in the Basilica
NOV 2 
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). See bulletin for schedule of additional Masses offered this day. 
NOV 24
Mass on Thanksgiving Day, 9:00 AM in the Basilica 
St. Mary of the Assumption Basilica
Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption
A Parish Family for the Mid-Ohio Valley since 1838.
506 Fourth Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750-1901
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