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 Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains

Liturgical Schedule

View our Regular Live-streamed Masses: Sunday at 11:00am & Monday-Friday at 7:00am or any live-streamed event scheduled.


View Scripture Readings

Prayer for a Spiritual Communion

View Liturgy Leaflets

Saturday Vigil: 3:00 pm  

Sunday: 9:00 am, 11:00 am (Choir - September through mid June) & 5:00 pm

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

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day & Thanksgiving Day: 9:00 am

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 7:45am;
12 noon - 12:30 pm & 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 12 noon to 2:00 pm 

Fridays 12noon-5:00pm
ending with Benediction

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Nominate a Caregiver

November is National Caregiver Month. Do you know someone who compassionately and selflessly cares for the needs of another? Maybe a healthcare professional? Maybe a neighbor or a family member? Maybe someone you see at church? Click on the logo and complete the online nomination form. You can nominate more than one caregiver. Please be sure to have all nominations in no later than September 22, 2023.

Our annual Caregiver Mass is Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 11:00am. Most Reverend Dennis Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, will preside at the Mass. Please join us as we pray for and honor caregivers at our 19th annual Caregiver Mass.

Annual Blue Mass

OCTOBER is Respect Life Month. Join us on the Wednesdays in October and November 1 at 7:00 PM in Synod Hall for our Respect Life series. See details here.

Movie Night

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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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