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

To view our Mass via Livestream, please press the following link:  Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains Livestream Mass

Scripture Readings

View the Sunday Liturgy Mass Leaflet

Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion

Saturday Vigil at 3:00 PM
Saturday Vigil at 4:30 PM 
Sunday at 9:00 AM &11:00 AM 

Monday - Friday at
7:00 AM, 11:30 AM and 5:15 PM
Saturday at 11:30 AM 

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!

Changes to the Mass and Confession Schedule

Pastoral Letter

Marian Pilgrimage

In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the archdiocese has organized a 33-day Marian Pilgrimage beginning Sunday, May 16. The pilgrimage will span each deanery of the archdiocese, along a route of more than 300 miles, with stops at 36 parishes. Pilgrims designated as “Statue Guardians” will carry a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. There are many ways to participate – attend events, join us for a day of walking, or commit to being a Statue Guardian. Those who sign up to be a Statue Guardian will have their name entered into a drawing for a free pilgrimage to the Holy Land next summer with School of Faith. You can visit Mary2021.org for more information. We also invite you to take the do-it-yourself 33 Days to Morning Glory booklet that is at all of the exits in the church.


Catholic in Recovery is a nonprofit organization that seeks to serve those suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments (including alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography addiction, sex and relationship addiction, compulsive overeating and food addictions, gambling addiction, codependency and the impact on family, and general fear, control, and anxiety).  The organization was started by the passion of Scott Weeman as he found healing and new life through the help of twelve-step recovery and the sacramental love and mercy provided by the Catholic Church. It is a program that draws people closer to these two powerful sources of grace. It is the aim of Catholic in Recovery to share the Good News that God can bring about healing and recovery, even in the most hopeless of cases.

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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