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.

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Pieta at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

We are pleased to announce that we have received the necessary funding to keep the replica statue of Michelangelo’s Pieta as a permanent asset to the Cathedral. You may recall that last year on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Schnurr blessed the Pieta. Since then, thousands of parishioners, tourists, and pilgrims have come to see this most beautiful sculpture. We are very grateful to the benefactors and friends of the Cathedral who have generously made possible this Divine work of art depicting the greatest gift our Lord has given us, His Son, as a permanent exhibit at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral for generations to come.

The Pieta is located in the baptistery, to the right of the main altar and opposite the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Public viewing is available Monday through Friday from 6:30am - 6:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am - 6:00pm and on Sundays during Mass times (8:30am, 11:00am & 6:00pm). Please visit us to take in this brilliant work of art.


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


Summer Lunch with the Lord

Join us on Wednesdays, July 17, 24, & 31 for our summer Lunch with the Lord! Art Historian, Dr. Ceil Dorger, will speak on sacred art that depicts Christ’s parables. She will cover several parables and the art that illustrates them. The sessions will take place at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Synod Hall from 12Noon to 1:00pm, immediately following the 11:30am Mass; they are free and open to the public. Drinks will be available for a donation. Bring your lunch and enjoy Lunch with the Lord!


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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