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.


15th Annual White Mass

The next White Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral to honor the Outstanding Caregivers who have been nominated this year. Bishop Joseph Binzer will be the celebrant. A reception will be held after Mass in the undercroft. We hope you can attend to enjoy this special recognition! It is held each year in November, which is National Caregiver's Month.

Please join us as we pray for and honor caregivers at our 15th annual White Mass. After Mass the Order of Malta provides a lovely reception where the CEO of Catholic Charities, Ted Bergh, gives a short speech. The Cathedral offers a free, guided tour of the church; the guide will meet the group at the reception. All are welcome!

All Saints' Day is a solemn Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. Mass times for the Holy Day of Obligation are on Thursday at 5:15pm and on Friday at 7:00am, 11:30am and 5:15pm. Confessions are not heard at 4:30pm on Thursday, nor will they be heard on Friday.

All Saints' Day should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. A Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) will be celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr at 11:30am. All Souls Day is a feast day, but is not a Holy Day of Obligation. Confessions will be heard from 1:00-3:00pm.

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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