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Cathedral Basilica

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains

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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.

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 (Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 6th - Mass & Eucharistic Festival

Eucharistic procession from Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Mount Adams to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati. Departure from Holy Cross-Immaculata Church: 8:45 a.m. (Distance: 1.6 miles Estimated Time Start-to-Finish: 1 hour)

Approximate Arrival at the Cathedral Basilica: 9:45 a.m.

Cathedral Basilica Tours

Monthly tour of the Historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains - est. 1845

History & Archictecture Tour given monthly on the 2nd Sunday of each month, following the 11am Mass (12:20pm). Guided tour is FREE.

 Private group tours (10 or more people) during the week can be arranged. Contact Pattie Bauer (513) 421-5354 for more information.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

325 West 8th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 • (513) 421-5354 • Email Office Here