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


March 3:
Gallicantus Concert

This Week at the Cathedral Basilica

Friday, February 23
Eucharistic Adoration from 12 noon - 5:00 PM in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Pray for world peace.

Stations of the Cross 6:00 PM

Sunday, February 25
Donut Sunday after the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses

The Sacrament of Confirmation at 2:00 PM


Liturgical Schedule

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


View Daily Scripture Readings

Prayer for a Spiritual Communion

View Liturgy Leaflets

Saturday Vigil: 3:00 p.m.  

Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 am (Choir - September through mid June) & 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. 
Saturday: 11:30 a.m.

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day & Thanksgiving Day: 9:00 a.m.

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.;
12 noon - 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. 

Fridays 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. ending with Benediction


Stations of the Cross

Lunch With the Lord

Flower Fund

Lenten Fast

Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Church from age 14 onwards.

2024 Calendar

The 2024 Calendar featuring architectural images and treasures of our historic Cathedral Basilica is now available. To order your copy online and make a secure donation, click on the above image. 


Monthly Tour

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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