Rediscover faith, and a loving community

Whether you’re a life-long Christian, curious about the Catholic faith, or have heard the whisper of the Holy Spirit in your life and want to know more about Christ's message, our beautiful Cathedral is a welcoming place for everyone. Come, attend a mass or one of our devotions or other faith events. Everyone is welcome.

The Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains

The Great Mural of The Last Supper

April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Way of the Cross

April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Veneration of the Cross

April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Veneration of the Cross

April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Veneration of the Cross

April 20, 2019

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil

April 20, 2019

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil

April 20, 2019

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil

April 20, 2019

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil

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Upcoming events

  • Saturday December 14, 2019

    • Day of Grace and Reconciliation 8:00 AM-4:45 PM
    • Devotion: Mother of Perpetual Help 8:30 AM
    • Saturday Morning Mass 9:00 AM

      For parishioners who begin their Saturday mornings in faith and praise.

    • Cathedral CWL Meeting 9:00 AM Parish Boardroom (Rectory Office)

      We meet following Saturday morning Mass. New members always welcome!

    • Sacrament of Reconciliation 3:45-4:45 PM
    • Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM

      For those who prefer an anticipated Mass, join us early evening for our Saturday Vigil.

  • Sunday December 15, 2019

    • Sunday Mass 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM

      Join us for our signature Mass, held twice each Sunday morning.

  • Monday December 16, 2019

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

      For parishioners who begin or punctuate their day in faith and praise.

  • Tuesday December 17, 2019

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

      For parishioners who begin or punctuate their day in faith and praise.

    • Cathedral Choir Practice 4:30 PM

      Christmas is coming, and the Choir is always looking for new members! No previous experience or ability to read music required.

      Just bring your enthusiasm and desire to sing. Practice meets inside the Cathedral.

  • Wednesday December 18, 2019

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

      For parishioners who begin or punctuate their day in faith and praise.

    • Reflections on Scripture 10:00-11:00 AM Parish Boardroom (Rectory Office)
    • Legion of Mary 2:00-4:00 PM Parish Boardroom (Rectory Office)
  • Thursday December 19, 2019

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

      For parishioners who begin or punctuate their day in faith and praise.

  • Friday December 20, 2019

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

      For parishioners who begin or punctuate their day in faith and praise.

  • Saturday December 21, 2019

    • Devotion: Mother of Perpetual Help 8:30 AM
    • Saturday Morning Mass 9:00 AM

      For parishioners who begin their Saturday mornings in faith and praise.

    • Confirmation Preparation Christmas Clean-Up 9:30 AM Bishop Doyle Hall

      The Christmas Clean-Up is part of the Service Component of the Confirmation Preparation Class.

    • Sacrament of Reconciliation 3:45-4:45 PM
    • Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM

      For those who prefer an anticipated Mass, join us early evening for our Saturday Vigil.

  • Sunday December 22, 2019

    • Sunday Mass 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM

      Join us for our signature Mass, held twice each Sunday morning.

    • Christmas Church Decoration 4:00 PM

      Volunteers are invited to help decoration the Cathedral.

      Lots to be done, but many hands make light work!

  • Monday December 23, 2019

    Office closes at 12:00 PM for the Christmas Holiday.

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

      For parishioners who begin or punctuate their day in faith and praise.

    • Day of Reconciliation 9:00 AM-9:00 PM St Alphonsis (810 Frank St)
  • Tuesday December 24, 2019 Vigil of the Nativity

    Office closed.

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM

      For parishioners who begin their day in faith and praise.

      Please note that our regular Weekday Mass held at 12:10 PM is cancelled today.

    • Christmas Eve Masses 4:00 PM, 8:00 PM, Midnight

      Join us for our annual Christmas Eve Masses, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

      These three special Masses will be held at 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and at 12:00 AM Midnight. Be sure to arrive early to ensure seating for these popular events.

      All are welcome!

  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 Nativity of the Lord

    Office closed.

    • Christmas Day Mass 10:00 AM

      Join us for our annual Christmas Day Mass, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

      Please arrive early to ensure seating for this popular event.

      All are welcome!

  • Thursday December 26, 2019 Feast of Saint Stephen

    Boxing Day

    • Weekday Mass 9:00 AM

      For parishioners who begin their day in faith and praise.

      Please note that only one Weekday Mass is scheduled today.

  • Friday December 27, 2019 Feast of Saint John

    Office closed.

    • Weekday Mass 9:00 AM

      For parishioners who begin their day in faith and praise.

      Please note that only one Weekday Mass is scheduled today.

  • Saturday December 28, 2019 Feast of the Holy Innocents

    • Devotion: Mother of Perpetual Help 8:30 AM
    • Saturday Morning Mass 9:00 AM

      For parishioners who begin their Saturday mornings in faith and praise.

    • Sacrament of Reconciliation 3:45-4:45 PM
    • Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM

      For those who prefer an anticipated Mass, join us early evening for our Saturday Vigil.

  • Sunday December 29, 2019 Feast of the Holy Family

    • Sunday Mass 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM

      Join us for our signature Mass, held twice each Sunday morning.

Join us for a contemporary Christian experience in the beauty of an historic cathedral

The

Mission

Our Parish has a simple mission: To know Christ, and to give glory to God. We welcome all people to our community of worship, service, and evangelization.

Whether you’ve been a Christian your entire life, or you’re interested to learn about Christianity and the Catholic faith, our welcoming, faith-centric community is a place to discover and experience.

Past

Present

Future

The centre of our Parish is the iconic Cathedral of Saint Peter‑in‑Chains, an historic Roman Catholic church located in the heart of Peterborough, Ontario.

This remarkable church, which has stood for over 180 years, is emblematic of our Christian heritage, a bridge between yesterday and today. Come, see what the contemporary Catholic experience is all about, in the beauty of an historic cathedral.

Knowledge

Faith

Service

Our Parish is blessed to have an extraordinary team of faith leaders, known in the community for their devotion to Catholic faith and principles.

If you are seeking Christ in your life, have questions about the Catholic faith, or are interested in becoming part of a faith community, speak to one of our priests. They invite your questions, welcome dialogue, and are always willing to help!

New to the Cathedral?

Are you seeking Christ, curious about the Catholic faith, or simply new to the Peterborough area?

As a Catholic faith community, we’re here to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe there’s no better way to live this life than in the moral principles of the Christian faith.

Attend a mass or other faith event. Talk to a priest. Meet others in our community. Check out the Schedule, our weekly Bulletin, or the Contacts section below. You can also find us on social media!

Become a volunteer

Our parish is a vibrant community of Christians, just like you. Many contribute their time, energy, and talent to ministry through music, hospitality, and many other ways.

Consider becoming a volunteer. Whether you have a musical talent, would enjoy speaking, are gifted in hospitality, have professional knowledge, or simply want to give back by assisting during masses and other events, there’s a place in our Parish where you can help. See the Ministries page to learn more.

Fundraising

The Cathedral was constructed in 1837 and is easily one of the most iconic and recognizable buildings in the City of Peterborough. In addition to the regular operational expenses of a living, breathing faith community, funding the ongoing maintenance of an historic building is a major operational challenge for our Parish.

Help ensure that our children will know and enjoy this beautiful Cathedral in the years and decades to come. Please consider regular donations, or donate online.

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A televised Mass celebrated by Fr Thomas Lynch
at the Archdiocese of Toronto, April 29, 2018.