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

New Mass & Confession Schedule

To view our Mass via Livestream weekdays at 7:00am & Sunday at 11:00am, please press the following link:  Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains Livestream Mass

Daily Scripture Readings

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

Saturday Vigil at 3:00 PM
Sunday at 9:00 AM,
11:00 AM (choir)
& 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday at
7:00 AM, 11:30 AM and 5:15 PM
Saturday at 11:30 AM 

Monday through Friday -
Saturday - 12noon- 2:00 PM

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

Patronal Feast Day

Sacramental Catholic Recovery Program

Beginning August 15, The Serenelli Project will host a weekly Catholic in Recovery meeting at 6:30pm in the undercroft south. If you or a loved one are suffering from addictions or unhealthy attachments, please considering attending the meetings. For more information, please contact Stephanie at [email protected] or 513.331.0358. To visit the Catholic in Recovery website click the logo image above.

Beacons of Light

Click on the image below to read the Archbishop's letter explaining this Archdiocesan project and to sign up to receive emails regarding the developments.


Bicentennial Book Offers

Becoming Catholic

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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