The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains is a historic downtown cathedral that is home to a diverse and thriving faith community. We hope that what you see here will lead you to visit the cathedral in person!

Over the years, the Cathedral has been the site of many significant celebrations in the life of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The Cathedral continues to serve as the scene for a wide range of Archdiocesan celebrations and events, and groups holding conventions in Cincinnati often use the Cathedral for liturgies or concerts. 

In contrast to all the large-scale celebrations, the Cathedral parish quietly ministers to the poor of the area and to the constant stream of people who come to participate in the sacraments ... confirmations, baptisms, marriages and funerals - and, of course, the daily celebration of Mass and reconciliation - continue the living story of the Cathedral Basilica.

Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains


Upcoming Talks with Father Jan


All are invited for two great evenings with Father Jan as he discusses our Church’s History. The talks are both informative and interesting; they begin at the very roots of Christianity and move into the history of the American Catholic Church.  Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. These are “don’t miss” evenings: Mondays, December 6th and 13th from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM in the Synod Hall. Please use the elevator to enter.

Because of your generosity the Cincinnati Catholic Professionals, a group of young adults from our parish, collected and donated over 40 coats to St. Vincent de Paul to help keep our neighbors warm this winter. 

To learn more about the CCP and their upcoming events, click here.

Mass & Confession Schedule

To view our Mass via Livestream weekdays at 7:00am & Sunday at 9:00 am & 11:00am, CLICK HERE!

Daily Scripture Readings

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

Saturday Vigil at 3:00pm
Sunday at 9:00am,
11:00am (choir)
& 5:00pm

Monday - Friday at
7:00am, 11:30am and 5:15pm
Saturday at 11:30am

Monday through Friday -
Saturday: 12noon-2:00pm

Confessions are heard in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel confessionals-behind the screen only for now!

Giving Tuesday is November 30

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains currently has one fixed camera for live-streaming our liturgy. We would like to upgrade the video streaming system to add cameras and the capability to stream from multiple venues, angles, as well as, other sources. That would allow us to provide a fuller and more beautiful presentation of our worship experience! To make that happen, we need to raise $95,000.00. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Just scan the QR code to make your secure online donation. Thank you for your support!

Important Court Case for the ProLife Movement

In the United States, abortion has taken the lives of over 60 million babies since 1973, and still well over 600,000 each year. An upcoming Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, could change that, as the court considers the question of whether it is constitutional to ban abortion at any point pre-viability. This could be the case that we have been waiting over a generation for, that could overturn Roe v. WadePlease join Archbishop Schnurr for 5:15pm Mass on Tuesday, Nov 30th at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter-in-Chains, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, as we pray in a special way for the dignity of all human life. Please join Archbishop Schnurr for 5:15pm Mass on Tuesday, Nov 30th at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter-in-Chains, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, as we pray in a special way for the dignity of all human life.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

OFFICE address:
325 W. 8th Street
Cincinnati OH 45202

Telephone: (513) 421-5354

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