Welcome

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 of St. Peter in Chains

December 7/8 Holy Day

Upcoming Talks with Fr. Jan

CATHOLIC CHURCH HISTORY

All are invited for two great evenings with Father Jan as he discusses our Church’s History. The talks are both informative and interesting; they begin at the very roots of Christianity and move into the history of the American Catholic Church.  Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. These are “don’t miss” evenings: Mondays, December 6th and 13th from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM in the Synod Hall. Please use the elevator to enter.

Beacons of Light

Mass & Confession Schedule

To view our Mass via Livestream weekdays at 7:00am & Sunday at 9:00 am & 11:00am, CLICK HERE!

Daily Scripture Readings

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday Vigil at 3:00pm
Sunday at 9:00am,
11:00am (choir)
& 5:00pm

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

CONFESSION 
Monday through Friday -
7:30am-7:45am
12noon-12:30pm
4:30pm-5:00pm
Saturday: 12noon-2:00pm

Confessions are heard in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel confessionals-behind the screen only for now!

Advent & Christmas Schedule

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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