The ordination of Sacramento’s new Catholic Auxiliary-Bishop Myron Cotta Tuesday (Mar. 25) will be broadcast live at 1:30 p.m. on Access Sacramento, with a unique live simulcast to catholic-owned KNXT-TV in Fresno.

Bishop-esignate, Msgr. Myron Cotta, 60, of Fresno with Diocese of Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto.

Bishop-esignate, Msgr. Myron Cotta, 60, of Fresno with Diocese of Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto. (Courtesy: The Catholic Herald)

Bishop-designate Cotta, 60, has been a priest in the Diocese of Fresno for 26 years, and was appointed  by Pope Francis to help the Diocese of Sacramento which has more than 980,000 Catholics spread over 20 Northern California counties.

Access Sacramento will use six cameras inside and outside Sacramento’s Cathedral of the Blessed Sacramento to cover both the entrance processional, Catholic Mass, and bishop’s ordination.

Approximately 1,200 people will fill the cathedral, including 26 other bishops, an Arch-bishop, a Cardinal and an estimated 600 priests and religious. The Diocese of Sacramento reports no more public tickets are available for the ordination Mass.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., the broadcast will feature KNXT’s Colin Dougherty from the Diocese of Fresno and Karla Marquez of the Diocese of Sacramento to provide features about Cotta and the Cathedral, as well as interview’s with Cotta’s relatives and other  attending dignitaries. The ceremony is scheduled to begin after the processional at approximately 2 p.m.

The broadcast can be seen in Sacramento County on Comcast and SureWest Cable Channel 18, and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.  The broadcast can also be seen from www.AccessSacramento.org, push Watch TV 18.

In the Fresno area, residents can see the broadcast on KNXT-TV Channel 49 and from www.knxt.tv.