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

Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Please click on the image below to read Archbishop Schnurr's statement on this monumental decision.

In light of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ...

For safety and security purposes, the doors to the church will be unlocked 30 minutes prior to scheduled Mass & confession times. 



June 29 is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul and the anniversary of the granting of our basilica title. By devoutly visiting the cathedral basilica on that day and within it participate in any sacred rite or at least recite the Lord’s Prayer and the Profession of Faith (the Creed), the faithful may obtain a Plenary Indulgence under the usual conditions of sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff, all as described in the Plenary Indulgence Primer which you can read by clicking on the icon below.

Mass & Confession Schedule

To view ANY of our LIVE-STREAM broadcasts including the 7:00am Weekday Masses & the 11:00am Sunday Masses, 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

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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