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

175th Anniversary

Mass & Confession

Please note our new schedule until further notice

Sunday Mass
Saturday Vigil at 3:00 PM & 4:30 PM
Sunday at 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM (Choir)

Weekday / Holyday Mass
Monday - Friday at 7:00 AM, 11:30 AM & 5:15 PM
Saturday at 11:30 AM

Christmas Masses
December 24: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM (with the Archbishop)
December 25: 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Holiday Mass
9:00 AM (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day & Thanksgiving Day)

Eucharistic Adoration
Friday 12 Noon - ending with Benediction at 5:00 PM

Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation)
Monday - Friday after the 11:30 AM Mass until 12:45 PM (begins Tues. Nov. 3)
Saturday 12 Noon - 2:00 PM

The cathedral is open daily Monday - Saturday until 6:00 PM and Sunday until 1:00 PM

Live-streamed Masses


Saturday Vigil at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 11:00 AM

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Monday - Friday at 7:00 AM
Saturday at 11:30 AM

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

Should you have difficulty with our Streaming… go to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website and follow the links to the AOC Facebook page or YouTube channel for an alternate connection. 

Communication Request Form

As the future comes upon us communication is becoming more electronically oriented. In the desire to save money on printing, postage etc. would you help us to accomplish this transition by providing your email address for future communication from the cathedral basilica? Please fill out the form here. Thank you for your help.


Important Notice

We welcome your attendance at the cathedral. Please read our safety guidelines for attending Mass during this time of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Please continue to check our website for the most current updates.

Online Giving

Help support the ministry of the Cathedral and our live-streaming Masses. Your generosity will greatly help us to continue providing this service to our community and the Archdiocese. Thank you for your support.

Click on the basket to make an offering of gratitude to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral through WeShare.

Catholic in Recovery is a nonprofit organization that seeks to serve those suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments (including alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography addiction, sex and relationship addiction, compulsive overeating and food addictions, gambling addiction, codependency and the impact on family, and general fear, control, and anxiety).  The organization was started by the passion of Scott Weeman as he found healing and new life through the help of twelve-step recovery and the sacramental love and mercy provided by the Catholic Church. It is a program that draws people closer to these two powerful sources of grace. It is the aim of Catholic in Recovery to share the Good News that God can bring about healing and recovery, even in the most hopeless of cases.

The Cathedral Basilica is excited to announce that they will host a Catholic in Recovery meeting! All are welcome!

Click here to view the event flyer!

Memorial Gardens

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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