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

Mass & Confession Schedule

To view ANY of our LIVE-STREAM broadcasts including the 7:00am Weekday Masses & the 11:00am Sunday Masses, CLICK HERE!

Daily Scripture Readings

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

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

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

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

Confessions are heard in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel confessionals



Deacon Michael Trimpe will train new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on Saturday, June 11. Training will begin in the Synod Hall at 9:00am and then move to the church.

The cathedral will return to offering Holy Communion under both species on Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 19. Therefore, the training will also be helpful for any cathedral EMHCs, since it has been quite some time since we have had the need for lay ministers.

Please email [email protected] to register. Thank you for your willingness to serve the Church in this ministry.

The bicentennial books are still available. Click the image below to order your books online. You can have them shipped or you can pick them up in the parish office Mondaay through Fridays from 8:30am - 4:30pm. You can also purchase the books at the office with check, credit card, or cash (must be exact change).

Our commemorative tile designed by parishioner, Anna Beckett, and created by Rookwood is still available! These collectable ornaments make the perfect gift for any occasion - especially for anyone who has received a sacrament at the cathedral (First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination) or celebrated their graduation in our historic building. Click on the tile below to order yours today! Shipping or pick up options are available.

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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