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 Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains

Mass & Confession Schedule

To view ANY of our LIVE-STREAM broadcasts including the 7:00am Weekday Masses & the 11:00am Sunday Masses, 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 on recess until September)
& 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

December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times at the Cathedral are on Wednesday, December 7th at 5:15pm and on the Holy Day at 7:00am, 11:30am & 5:15pm. Confessions are not heard on the Holy Day.


Please join us for a special Mass and celebration sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Hispanic Evangelization. Archbishop Schnurr will celebrate Mass at 7:00pm on Monday, December 12th - the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Christmas Mass Times

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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