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

Giving Tuesday is November 30

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains currently has one fixed camera for live-streaming our liturgy. We would like to upgrade the video streaming system to add cameras and the capability to stream from multiple venues, angles, as well as, other sources. That would allow us to provide a fuller and more beautiful presentation of our worship experience! To make that happen, we need to raise $95,000.00. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Just scan the QR code to make your secure online donation. Thank you for your support!

Thomas More University Choir Concert


Mass & Confession Schedule

To view our Mass via Livestream weekdays at 7:00am & Sunday at 11:00am, 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-behind the screen only for now!

Cincinnati Catholic Professionals

Cincinnati Catholic Professionals are hosting a coat drive this weekend! Please bring a new or gently used coat to Mass with you on October 23/24. CCP will be collecting coats before all of the Masses! Please visit click on the image below to learn about other upcoming young adult events and to submit your RSVP form.

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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