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

This Week at the Cathedral Basilica

Thursday, November 30
Funeral Liturgy for Vicki Franz
Visitation from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, December 1
Eucharistic Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Pray for world peace.

Sunday, December 3
Advent Lessons and Carols at 3:00 p.m.

Liturgical Schedule

View our Regular Live-streamed Masses: Sunday at 11:00am & Monday-Friday at 7:00am or any live-streamed event scheduled.


View Scripture Readings

Prayer for a Spiritual Communion

View Liturgy Leaflets

Saturday Vigil: 3:00 p.m.  

Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 am (Choir - September through mid June) & 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. 
Saturday: 11:30 a.m.

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day & Thanksgiving Day: 9:00 a.m.

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.;
12 noon - 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. 

Fridays 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
ending with Benediction

Advent Lessons & Carols

December 8: Holy Day

Movie Night

Saturday, December 9


We look forward to welcoming you and your family this Christmas!
Catholics are obligated to attend Holy Mass on Christmas and, when Christmas falls on a day other than Sunday, attend a separate Mass to fulfill their ordinary Sunday obligation. The specifics of how this will work this year:

Obligation may be fulfilled at either:
• A vigil (Saturday evening) Mass on Dec. 23
• Any Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24

Obligation may be fulfilled at either:
• A vigil Mass for Christmas 3:00 p.m. or later on Sunday, Dec. 24
• Any Christmas Mass on Monday, Dec. 25

2024 Calendar

The 2024 Calendar featuring architectural images and treasures of our historic Cathedral Basilica is now available. To order your copy online and make a secure donation, click on the above image. 


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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