St. Peter in Chains Cathedral 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.

Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains

Mass & Confessions

Saturday [Anticipated]: 4:30pm 
Sunday: 8:30am, 11am (Choir) & 6:00pm 

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

Fridays 12noon - 5:00 pm ending with Benediction

Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day & Thanksgiving Day: 9:00am

Monday through Friday:
   After the 7:00 am Mass
   12:00 - 12:30 pm
   4:30 - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 12 Noon to 3:00 pm

*Please note, on Holy Days of Obligation confessions are NOT heard at the cathedral, this includes the Vigil of the Holy Day of Obligation.


Nominate a Caregiver Today

You are invited to nominate a Caregiver to be honored at the 15th Annual White Mass held at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral on Sunday, November 17, at 11:00am. White Masses honor all those who work in health care - from nurses and physicians to dietary staff and lab workers. These Masses aren't just for Catholics. Healthcare workers from all faiths are welcome. Cincinnati's White Mass also honors caregivers - this could be someone who cares for a sick or elderly friend or relative, or those who volunteer at healthcare facilities, retirement communities or parishes.

Nominations are due by September 27.

Please plan to attend this special celebration on November 17 as well!

Nomination Form


The Blue Mass dates to September 29, 1934, when Reverend Thomas Dade started the service as part of his duties with the Catholic Police and Fireman’s Society. The first mass was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. and has grown to a nationwide celebration. The September 29 service was timed to coincide with the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of police officers and military. St. Peter in Chains Cathedral has been hosting a Blue Mass in September since 2004. The next Blue Mass will be on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The Cincinnati Police Chaplain, Reverend Steve Angi, will preside. The National Anthem is sung at 10:45am on the plaza on Plum Street as folks gather for the blessing of the safety apparatus and vehicles. During Mass names of those who died in the previous year are read. After Mass, everyone gathers back on the plaza for a light reception. The Cathedral will also offer a free, guided tour that day!


Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Telephone: (513) 421-5354

OFFICE address:
325 W. 8th Street
Cincinnati OH 45202

Website: stpeterinchainscathedral.org


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