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

COVID 19 Update

Dear Parishioners and Members of our Community,

The risk level for COVID 19 in Hamilton County has been upgraded to a Level 4 Public Emergency or to Purple status. State of Ohio Health Department advisory warns of “Severe exposure and spread” being possible and advises that you “Only leave home for supplies and services.”

Please remember that our Archbishop has temporarily lifted the obligation for Mass attendance on Sunday during the pandemic and therefore we highly recommend you remain at home and attend virtually via the websites of the Archdiocese, www.catholicaoc.org or here on our website, which provides the feed from the cathedral basilica. Our Saturday 4:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses will all be available for participation from home this weekend and following through the Level 4 emergency. Once we have returned to the Level 3 or “Red” level we hope and pray you will return to the cathedral basilica … we will be here to welcome you back with wide open arms!

Please know that the church will be open and we certainly still welcome you but HIGHLY recommend you staying home and in good health and safety. If you do wish to worship at the cathedral basilica …. remember the mask and lots of distance between you and others not of your household.

Continue to pray for our nation, our archdiocese and parish communities in these rather difficult days and pray for the sick, the dying, first responders and healthcare workers as they risk their own safety caring for us. 

God’s Grace and Blessings upon you and yours, may all of us come out of this, SOON, with a good sense of humor, health and well-being.

Kindest Regards and Blessings,

Fr. Jan

Sunday, January 24

Mass (In-Person & Live-Streamed) and Confession Schedule

Saturday Vigil at 3:00 PM
Saturday Vigil at 4:30 PM [watch live streamed]
Sunday at 9:00 AM &11:00 AM [watch live streamed]

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

Monday - Friday at
7:00 AM [watch live streamed]
11:30 AM and 5:15 PM
Saturday at 11:30 AM [watch live streamed]

Should you have difficulty with our Streaming go to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website and select WATCH MASS for the YouTube channel for an alternate connection. 

Monday through Friday - after the 11:30 AM Mass until 12:45 PM
Saturday - after the 11:30 AM Mass until 2:00 PM

Confessions are heard in the Undercroft South (take the elevator to the basement and go to your right). Please stay home if you are sick or if your immune system is compromised, use hand sanitizer, maintain proper social distancing & wearing a mask is mandatory. Thank you for helping us to keep everything safe and healthy!

2021 Calendar

The new 2021 Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains Calendar is here, and we'd like to send it to you for free! It is our great pleasure for you to receive this calendar as a daily reminder of our beautiful faith. This calendar is unique to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains and features images from this beautiful building. All of the striking photography was taken by Cathedral Basilica staff. Each photograph is a piece of art that will point your mind and heart to heaven. We hope that it will help you to stay organized and aligned with important liturgical dates throughout the year, as well as remind you that your support of the Cathedral Basilica helps share the beauty, Truth, and goodness of our Catholic faith with people around the world. The calendar also includes Holy Days of Obligation, selected feast days, and days of abstinence.

Click here to let us know where to send your free 2021 Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains Calendar today! 

Respect Life Sunday

Important Notice

We welcome your attendance at the cathedral basilica. 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.

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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!

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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