Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral 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.

Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains

Important Notice

Please note our new schedule for the times of Masses and Confessions. Beginning, Wednesday, July 1 we will add a daily Mass, Monday - Friday, at 5:15 PM. We welcome your attendance at the cathedral. Please see our safety guidelines for attending Mass during this time of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Live-streamed Masses


Saturday Vigil at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 11:00 AM

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Monday - Friday at 7:00 AM 
Saturday at 11:30 AM

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

Should you have difficulty with our Streaming…

We are very thankful that so many faithful Catholics have been viewing the liturgies streamed from the Cathedral during this time when we are not able to gather and commune with one another due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you experience difficulty or interruption to the streaming, please go to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website www.catholiccincinnati.org and follow the links to the AOC Facebook page or YouTube channel for an alternate connection. 

You are in our continued prayers as we all move through this crisis.

Our Lady, Health of the Sick, pray for us.

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

Bidding Farewell to One of the Best

In 1984, Mr. Anthony DiCello began teaching and directing music at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary of the West here in Cincinnati. Ten years later, in October 1994, he came to the cathedral as the Music Director. Sadly, for us, on June 30, 2020, Tony is retiring. It's a bittersweet moment for all of us. We wish Tony much happiness in his retirement. He certainly deserves it. The talent he brought to the Archdiocese, not just his own, but that of the choirs he put together over the years, the orchestras he directed for the special occasions of Christmas and Easter, the groups he brought to perform for the Great Music in a Great Space Concert Series, is quite simply beyond compare. The beauty with which he portrayed the Sunday liturgies, but most especially, the Holy Week liturgies was in all honesty, breathtaking. Tony, the passion, knowledge, and joy you dedicated to your craft and to us will be sorely missed. You have left your mark on our Archdiocese, our parish, and on us in a way that will not soon be forgotten. 
Thank you, and may God continue to bless you!

Mass & Confession

Please note our new schedule until further notice

Sunday Mass
Saturday Vigil at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 11:00 AM

Weekday Mass
Monday - Friday at 7:00 AM & 5:15 PM
Saturday at 11:30 AM

Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation)
Saturday 12 Noon - 2:00 PM

The cathedral is open daily Monday - Saturday until 6:00 PM and Sunday until 1:00 PM

Online Giving

May the joy of the Risen Christ be in your hearts. Help support the ministry of the Cathedral and our live-streaming Masses. Your generosity will greatly help us to continue providing this service to our community and the Archdiocese. Thank you for your support.

Click on the basket to make an offering of gratitude to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral through WeShare.

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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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