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Welcome to the Church of Santa Susanna in Rome Italy!

We are many things: 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: SCROLL DOWN FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES:

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
, 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.

Santa Susanna English-Language Library is OPEN, though the Church is closed:


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!

MASSES IN ENGLISH for Holy Week and Easter

for Santa Susanna Community (while the Church is closed) ( 06.488.2748 or

HOLY WEEK Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

(corner of Via Piemonte & Via Sallustiana)

Holy Thursday, April 17, 5:30 PM: Mass of the Lord’s Supper;

Good Friday, April 18, at 7 PM: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion;

Holy Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 PM: The Easter Vigil Mass


9:00 AM Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri;

9:45 AM San Camillo de Lellis

Reconciliation at San Camillo:

Mon, April 14; Tues, April 15; Wed, April 16: 6:30 PM

Holy Thursday, April 17, 4:30 to 5:15 PM only

Mass, Mon, April 21: 10:00 AM: at San Camillo

Before April 12 and After April 22, Here is our normal schedule:

Basilicia of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri :

Saturday, 5:45 PM: Carthusian Chapel behind the Sacristy.

Sun 9:00 AM: Main Altar

Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis:

Sun, 10:00 AM and Mon – Fri: 7:00 PM

The Chapel at Marymount International School:

Sunday at 11:00 AM

For a PDF of the Holy Week Schedule, ask Fr. Greg

Full Mass times


PAPAL AUDIENCES IN April, May and June:

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 10:30 AM. There will General Papal Audiences on April 9, 16, 23 and 30, on May 7, 14, 21 and 28, and June 4, 11, 18 and 25 . We are not able to provide any tickets for the Papal Holy Week Services.

Please click here to order Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets.

SPECIAL Easter Week Walking Tour

April 22, 2014: The Pantheon and the Churches Beyond: including Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Sant'Eustachio, Santa Maria in Campo Marzio, San Luigi dei Francesi, Sant'Agostino and Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi. Meet at Santa Susanna at 9.30 AM. For reservations, write to Fr. Greg at These tours involve a great deal of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. And have no fear, there’s always a cappuccino break and wonderful people to meet!

As Romans Do is still available for mailing (not by email however). This 144 page guide to Rome and Santa Susanna is a real treasure. It 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 past three years. Not only is it a parish handbook, it is also an excellent guide to visitors, pilgrims and new residents coming to Rome. It makes all kinds of recommendations for what to see and do, and provides opening times and costs for various museums and other places of interest. It also includes 8 pages of Tips on getting around the city while you are here. We would be happy to mail you a copy of this book. Please send Fr. Greg your name and address and we will mail you a copy. All we ask is that you consider sending us a donation to help us continue our ministry here at Santa Susanna.

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)

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.)

Questions that we can help you with?? Contact Us

WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, posted April 14):

Dear Parishioners, Alumni, Friends and Family,

As we begin Holy Week, we approach the most ancient liturgies of the Church in the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday morning. If you have not yet had a chance to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, you still have an opportunity to do so at San Camillo on Monday through Wednesday, April 14 through 16, at 6.30 PM or Holy Thursday from 4.30 until 5.15 PM. We prefer not to offer confession during the Triduum itself in order to fully enter into the preparation and celebration of these sacred liturgies.

The Triduum, which means Three Days, begins on Holy Thursday evening, April 17, with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5.30 PM at San Camillo de Lellis. During this liturgy everyone is invited, and strongly encouraged, to come forward for the Washing of the Feet, which follows the homily. The Mass does not end, but the Eucharist is transferred in a procession to the Tabernacle while we sing Pange Lingua. You are invited to remain in prayer for a few moments afterwards. I will be the celebrant for this liturgy.

On Good Friday, April 18, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord at 7 PM also at San Camillo. This service, which is not a Mass, has three parts: the Liturgy of the Word which includes the reading of the Passion according to St. John, the Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion. Fr. Steve presides and preaches at this liturgy.

On Holy Saturday, April 19, the Easter Vigil Mass at San Camillo begins at 7.30 PM with the Blessing of the Fire and the lighting of the new Paschal Candle. Then we process into the darkened Church with our individually lit tapers. After the Exultet is sung, we hear the stories of our salvation in word and song. Afterwards, all the lights are turned on and we sing the Gloria, followed by the Gospel and the homily by Father Tom Kane, a visiting Paulist. We then bless the Easter water, renew our Baptismal Vows and are sprinkled with the newly blessed Easter water. Following the Prayers of the Faithful, we move into the Liturgy of the Eucharist and continue to celebrate the day of the Risen Christ. On Easter Sunday, April 20, we have the Easter Sunday Mass at 9.00 AM in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. I am the celebrant for this Mass as well as for the Easter Vigil. Fr. Steve presides and preaches at the 9.45 AM Easter Sunday Mass in the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis. We could really use help setting up and ushering at this Mass as it will be very crowded. There is no 11 AM Mass at Marymount on April 20, though there will be one on April 27. On Easter Monday, April 21, we will have a special Mass at 10 AM at San Camillo continuing our Easter celebration with joy and music.

On Tuesday, April 22, I will offer my final Spring Spiritual Walking Tour, visiting the Pantheon and the Churches Beyond, including Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, San Luigi, San Agostino and San Antonio. Meet at Santa Susanna at 9.30, but make a reservation with me first as there is limited space. Write to me at The fee is 10 euro per person. Please note that the collection on Holy Thursday will be for our Rice Bowl Project for youth in Bulgaria and for housing needs of refugees in Rome. We will continue accepting individual Rice Bowl donations all the way through the Easter Season. Have a very blessed Holy Week and a Happy and Joyous Easter. Buona Pasqua. Father Greg

Full Mass times

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