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Celebrating the center of faith and worship for local Catholics for the last 175 years

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On Saturday November 7, 2020 the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will celebrate a special Mass in recognition of the 175-anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral. The Cathedral was formally dedicated on Nov. 2, 1845 and re-dedicated on Nov. 3, 1957. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr will celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving. Joining him will be priests and deacons of the archdiocese as well as the faithful. The Mass is open to the public.

In addition, at the November 7 Mass, the blessing of the insignia of the Basilica will also take place. Earlier this year, Pope Francis designated the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati as a Minor Basilica and, as is customary, the Basilica is now permitted to display the three symbols granted in virtue of that title. The symbols are visible reminders of the spiritual bond the church has with the Universal Church and the Pope.

These three traditional symbols of the basilica, are the Cross Keys, the Tintinnabulum, and the Umbraculum. More information about the symbols that will be blessed: https://www.stpeterinchainscathedral.org/basil

More information about the history of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains: https://www.stpeterinchainscathedral.org/about-st–peters

The Mass of Thanksgiving will be live-streamed at the following link:

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