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Welcome to the Church of Santa Susanna in Rome Italy!

We are many things to many people: a vibrant American parish, a center for pilgrims, an ancient Roman church, and a home away from home, whether you are a visitor, a pilgrim or a resident of Rome!

Due to the temporary closure of Santa Susanna Church, here is our New Temporary Mass schedule at local Churches close to Santa Susanna (Directions can be found at the bottom of this homepage):

Basilicia of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri:

Saturday, 5:45 PM in the beautiful Carthusian Chapel behind the Sacristy (Please look for people holding signs announcing the Mass for directions to the chapel)

and Sunday at 9:00 AM at the Main Altar


Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis :

Sunday at 10:00 AM

and at

The Chapel at Marymount International School:

Sunday at 11:00 AM, off of Via Cassia (This Mass will not take place over the summer.   It resumes on Sunday, September 13, 2015)

and Daily Weekday Mass at

The Church of St. Patrick, Monday -- – Friday at 6:00 PM Via Boncompagni, N. 31 (at the corner of Via Piemonte and Via Boncompagni, near the US Embassy and Via Veneto)


For information about our Religious Education Program (Catechism, First Communion, Confirmation), click on Religious Education.

Santa Susanna English-Language Library is OPEN, even though the Church is closed. Our summer opening hours are: Tuesdays, 10 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays: 3 to 6 PM, and Sundays, 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Via XX Settembre, 15, Second Floor, Phone: 06.482.7510.

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DONATIONS

To make donations to Santa Susanna Church, you can click on the PAYPAL "DONATE" link above. If you have a PayPal account, sign in and proceed with your donation. If not, you can click to use your credit card on the PayPal secure site.

****If the DONATE button does not work, please send an email to Fr. Greg with the specific amount you wish to donate, and he will send you a request through PayPal.

Or else, please send it to The Paulist Fathers, Via Antonio Salandra 6, Rome, Italy 00187. Thank you very much! (If you are going to use an express mail service, please do not use the US Postal Express Service or US Postal Registered Mail. For some reason both take up to two full weeks to get through the system here, whereas regular mail comes in about a week (Fed-Ex, DHL in two days).

Santa Susanna is a beautiful and historic place of worship, with a thriving community. Your support will help us keep it that way. Thank you for your donation!


TICKETS FOR PAPAL AUDIENCES:

TICKETS FOR PAPAL AUDIENCES: Although we are not able to provide tickets for the Papal Masses, we are about to do so for the Wednesday General Audiences, at 10:00 AM. Please click here to order tickets for September and October. There will be no Papal audiences during the month of July, but Pope Francis will have the Angelus at 12 Noon on Sunday, July 19 and 26 (tickets are not needed).

There will be audiences on the four Wednesdays of August. However, for these audiences, tickets are not necessary for anyone and are not distributed at all. The Pope’s schedule through December 2015 can now be found on the Vatican website, http://www.vatican.va/various/prefettura/index_en.html Please note that there will not be an audience on September 23 as the Pope will be in the United States. We have no information about Pope Francis' trip to the US nor do we have access to any events there. We do not provide tickets to other Papal events, such as Masses and Canonizations


As Romans Do, our 144 page guide to Rome and Santa Susanna is a real treasure and available to all. It is also an excellent guide for visitors, pilgrims and new residents coming to Rome. We would be happy to mail you a copy of this book. This edition is dedicated to the Alumni of Santa Susanna Church and is filled with historical photos from our archives, as well as current photos from the recent years. Please send Fr. Greg (frgreg@santasusanna.org) your name and address and we will mail you a copy as soon as possible. All we ask is that you consider sending us a donation to help us continue our ministry here at Santa Susanna. We are currently preparing a new smaller edition for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  This book will be availabile beginning November 15, 2015.


WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for Sunday, July 5, 2015, posted on June 29):


Dear Parishioners, Alumni and Friends of the Santa Susanna Community,

On July 5, 2015 it will be two full years since we have been in exile from our home church of Santa Susanna. To bring you up to date, we have taken the initiative to present our case to the Congregation of Religious Life which is the highest place to go outside of the Holy Father. We have given them everything that they have asked for and more. Last week we sent them a DVD of a 2006 Italian TV show in which I was interviewed by Father Raniero Cantalamessa who has served as Preacher to the Papal Household since 1980. Filmed in the midst of our Sunday Coffee Hour at Santa Susanna, this DVD displays the importance of hospitality and community building in the American Church, and also shows a very lively Family Mass. It was a very uplifting report that displayed our enthusiasm, spirituality and devotion.

Last January, Fr. Eric Andrews, the Paulist Superior General, came to Rome and together we met with this Congregation. The result was the promise to have a meeting between the Paulists and the Cistercians to resolve the situation. The first such meeting finally took place at the end of May and we are hoping for a second meeting. Last week, along with the DVD, I delivered an impassioned letter asking that this meeting take place soon as we are now entering the Roman summer and we don’t want to delay this process until the Fall. We are also preparing for the Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning in December and we would like to have our Church open and ready to welcome American and other English-speaking pilgrims during the Holy Year. I know that many of you, like me, are frustrated about this situation, especially with our community splintered in four different churches. You have to know and believe that we are persevering and doing everything possible to plead our just cause. What we need now more than ever are your continued concern and prayers

This coming Sunday, the readings focus on what it means to be a prophet who risks everything to speak the truth. We still have prophets in our midst and sometimes we reject what they say. And occasionally we reject the prophets within our hearts, repressing our own heroic and prophetic instincts. We know the right thing to say or do, but we are afraid that we will be laughed at or rejected outright. With our God-given gifts and talents, we have the potential to create change in our families, in our workplaces, in our society and in our Church. The reason we reject our own prophetic possibilities is that we think a prophet cannot possibly be lurking behind such common talent or such an ordinary appearance as we ourselves have. With faith and confidence, let us go forth today and live as the prophets God created us to be.

Though it is the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, it is also the Fourth of July, the celebration of American Independence Day, which we will refer to in all three of our weekend Masses. Along with the special prayers for our country, we pray for the victims of the tragedy at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and we pray for an end to hatred and racism. I am the celebrant for the Saturday 5.45 PM Mass and Sunday 9 AM Mass at Santa Maria degli Angeli, as well as the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo de Lellis. And we pray for Fr. Steve and all of the Paulist Fathers who are on retreat in New Jersey this week. Information and application forms for our Family Based Religious Education Program will be available beginning Wednesday, July 1, by email ONLY. Fluent knowledge of English for both parents and children is required. July 1 is also Canada Day. So Buona Festa and Tanti auguri to all of our Canadian parishioners and alumni! Ciao for now, Father Greg


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Saturday, 5:45 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri.(click here for directions).

Sunday, 10:00 AM, at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis. (click here for directions)

Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM at San Camillo de Lellis. (click here for directions)

Saturday night, 5:45 PM, Vigil Mass at in the Certosini Chapel behind the Sacristy in Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri in the Piazza della Repubblica. (click here for directions). This is the large Basilica connected to the Baths of Diocletian, which Michelangelo designed. The Piazza della Repubblica has a beautiful fountain in its center, and is a subway stop for Line A. This Church is two blocks down from Santa Susanna, on the way to Stazione Termini, the main train station.

Sunday morning, 9 AM Mass, also at Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri at the Main Altar.

Sunday morning, 10 AM Mass at San Camillo De Lellis on Via Piemonte and Via
Sallustiana
, down the street from the US Embassy. (click here for directions). If you head two blocks down Via XX Settembre toward Porta Pia, and turn left on Via Antonio Salandra, which is the street on which the Paulists live, you will continue
down as the street curves right and becomes Via Piemonte. San Camillo is
right there, just past the 910 bus stop.

Sunday morning, 11 AM Mass in the Chapel at Marymount International School. For location and directions: http://www.marymountrome.org/base.php?code=52

Our Location:

  • The Church of Santa Susanna
    Via XX (Venti) Settembre 15
    00187, Roma, Italia
  • Tel: 06.4201.4554 Fax: 06.474.0236
    (from the USA: 011-3906-4201-4554)
  • Though the Church is closed our Office next to the Church is open Monday through Friday 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM.

Location, Directions and Mass times

Please click on the above link and you will find our location, directions and mass times (which at this time do not take place at Santa Susanna, as it is closed.)

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