Rediscover faith, and a loving community
The Cathedral of Saint Peter-in-Chains
Peterborough, Ontario

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

  • Thursday February 20, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

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

  • Friday February 21, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM

      For parishioners who begin their day in faith and praise.

    • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 9:00-10:30 AM Parish Boardroom (Rectory Office)
  • Saturday February 22, 2020

    • 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 February 23, 2020

    • Sunday Mass 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM

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

      During the 10:30 AM Mass, we welcome ten Seminarians, visiting from Saint Augustine's Seminary. They will offer a short presentation.

  • Monday February 24, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 12:10 PM

      For parishioners who punctuate their day in faith and praise.

    • Knights of Columbus Meeting 7:00 PM Bishop Doyle Hall
  • Tuesday February 25, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

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

    • CWL Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 4:30-6:30 PM Bishop Doyle Hall

      What happens on Shrove Tuesday? Pancakes!

      Families (up to six people) $20, adults $10, youth 6-12 $5, children under 6 free. All proceeds go to the Cathedral CWL.

  • Wednesday February 26, 2020

    • Ash Wednesday Mass 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 12:10 PM, 7:00 PM

      Join us for Ash Wednesday Mass at any of these four special times. Please note the the Saint Teresa School Mass is scheduled for the 9:30 AM event, though everyone is welcome.

      Please bring your palms from last year, which are used to produce the ash.

    • 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 February 27, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

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

  • Friday February 28, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM

      For parishioners who begin their day in faith and praise.

    • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 9:00-10:30 AM Parish Boardroom (Rectory Office)
  • Saturday February 29, 2020

    • 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.

    • First Communion Preparation Class 10:00-11:15 AM Bishop Doyle Hall
    • Cursillo Movement Ultreya 1:00-3:00 PM St Alphonsus Parish Hall (810 Frank St)
    • 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 March 1, 2020

    • Sunday Mass 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM

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

    • Confirmation Preparation Class 10:30 AM Bishop Doyle Hall

      Rite of Enrollment

  • Monday March 2, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

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

  • Tuesday March 3, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

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

    • Confirmation Preparation Class 6:30-8:00 PM Bishop Doyle Hall
  • Wednesday March 4, 2020

    • 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 March 5, 2020

    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

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

  • Friday March 6, 2020

    • Sacrament of Reconciliation 7:00-7:30 AM, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    • Weekday Mass 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

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

    • Devotion: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7:30 AM-12:00 PM
    • Stations of the Cross 12:40 PM

      Held following the 12:10 PM Weekday Mass each Friday during Lent.

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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Parishioners register on the site using Access Code MT9YZ7

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