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

Mass (In-Person & Live-Streamed) and Confession Schedule

Saturday Vigil at 3:00 PM
Saturday Vigil at 4:30 PM [watch live streamed]
Sunday at 9:00 AM &11:00 AM [watch live streamed]

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

Monday - Friday at
7:00 AM [watch live streamed]
11:30 AM and 5:15 PM
Saturday at 11:30 AM [watch live streamed]

Should you have difficulty with our Streaming go to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website and select WATCH MASS for the YouTube channel for an alternate connection. 

Monday through Friday - after the 11:30 AM Mass until 12:45 PM
Saturday - after the 11:30 AM Mass until 2:00 PM

Confessions are heard in the Undercroft South (take the elevator to the basement and go to your right). Please stay home if you are sick or if your immune system is compromised, use hand sanitizer, maintain proper social distancing & wearing a mask is mandatory. Thank you for helping us to keep everything safe and healthy!


Important Notice

We welcome your attendance at the cathedral basilica. Please read our safety guidelines for attending Mass during this time of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Please continue to check our website for the most current updates.

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The Cathedral Basilica is excited to announce that they will host a Catholic in Recovery meeting! All are welcome!

Click here to view the event flyer!

Stations of the Cross

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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