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

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!

Nominate a Caregiver

Our 17th annual Caregiver's Mass is on Sunday, November 21 at 11:00am. We invite you to click on the image below to nominate a healthcare worker, a volunteer, or someone who cares for a friend or family member. Tell us what makes them outstanding and join us for the celebration in November as we pray for and honor these special people.

Blue Mass

Please plan to join us for our annual Blue Mass on Sunday, September 26! Al Staples will sing the National Anthem on the Plum Street Plaza at 10:45. The Police Chaplain, Reverend Steve Angi, will bless the safety vehicles and equipment. From there the procession enters into the church for Mass where the names of the deceased police and fire are read. After Mass, all are invited to enjoy some light refreshments back on the plaza. The brave men and women of the police and fire departments risk their lives to keep us safe. Once a year, we gather to thank them.

VOCES8 in Concert

Click on the image below to purchase tickets for the upcoming VOCES8 concert - October 21 at 7:30pm!

Information on the annual subscription package will be published soon!

Becoming Catholic

Beacons of Light

Click on the image below to read the Archbishop's letter explaining this Archdiocesan project and to sign up to receive emails regarding the developments.


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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