LEWISTON — Students from Saint Dominic Academy’s Lewiston Campus will showcase the beauty and proud history of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston during a live, televised appearance on WMTW News 8 This Morning on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

During the entire morning show, WMTW will deliver its weather forecasts from the Basilica. At 6:30 a.m., selected students will appear on the air to explain the importance that the Basilica holds in the community and diocese.

“The station asked us to choose a landmark or place in our community that we are proud of,” said Don Bilodeau, principal of the Lewiston Campus. “St. Dom’s chose the Basilica because it is the landmark that the city illuminates at night and marks our Catholic community and heritage in the city. This church helped establish Saint Dominic High School, and we’re celebrating 135 years of Catholic education in Lewiston and the 75th anniversary of St. Dom’s itself.”

Following the show, members of WMTW’s weather team will offer a presentation on weather to all Lewiston Campus students. At 8:15 a.m., the Rev. Seamus Griesbach, the academy’s chaplain, will celebrate Mass for the students and their families in the Basilica.

Saints Peter and Paul Church was raised to the status of “Basilica” by the Vatican in 2004. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, it is one of less than 60 churches in the U.S. to have received the distinction of Basilica.

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