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

Mass & Confession Schedule

To view our Mass via Livestream weekdays at 7:00am & Sunday at  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

Commitment Weekend is February 5/6! Click the image below to view a video!


Neal Tew, who spent three years living with monastic communities in Europe where he originally learned the practice, will be sharing his own insights on Lectio Divina and how anyone can begin to engage in this form of prayerful reading on their own or with a group.

This event is free and open to everyone. However, you must register. To reserve your seat click here. It will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in the Synod Hall on Wednesday, February 15 from 7-9:00pm.

Enter off the parking lot at 7th & Plum, take the elevator down to “B” (undercroft) and follows the signs to the Synod Hall. Parking is free in our lots but the street meters are in effect until 9pm. 

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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