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.

Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains

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

*Please note, on Holy Days of Obligation confessions are NOT heard at the cathedral, this includes the Vigil of the Holy Day of Obligation.


Ash Wednesday is February 26, 2020
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses
7:00am with Bishop Joseph Binzer
11:30am with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr
5:15pm with Very Reverend Jan Schmidt

Cincinnati Catholic Ladies Lenten Morning of Reflection

Movie Night

Join us on Saturday, February 29 at 6:30 in Synod Hall!

Bring a snack to share and your preferred beverage!

Soft drinks and waters will be available!

Sunday's Concert

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

Lenten Lunch with the Lord

Join us on Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, & 23 for our Lenten Lunch with the Lord Speaker Series. Monsignor Frank Lane, Weekend Associate at St. Cecilia Parish, will present: “Catholicism and Social Justice- What’s the History?”. The sessions are free and all are welcome. We will meet immediately following the 11:30am Mass and will gather in the Synod Hall. Bring your lunch and a friend and have Lunch with the Lord! Drinks are available for a donation. Please call 513.421.5354 for more information.


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