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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 of the Roman Catholic Church, 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!

Please visit our brand new St. Nicholas Serata for Charity website: The St. Nicholas Serata is our community's way of serving the most in need in the city of Rome. All of the proceeds from this event, which is December 5, 2015, go directly to 6 Roman charities.

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 (click here for directions)

Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis :

Sunday at 10:00 AM (click here for directions)

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), For location and directions:

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)

CHRISTMAS, Thursday, December 24:

7:05 PM: Christmas Concert and Caroling,

7:30 PM: Vigil (Midnight) Mass with full choir

Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

CHRISTMAS DAY, Friday, December 25:

9:00 AM: S. Maria degli Angeli (main altar)

10:00 AM: Christmas Mass with full choir

Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

The brand new Jubilee of Mercy edition of As Romans Do will be available for mailing beginning November 15, 2015. This 100-page guide to Rome, the Holy Year and the Catholic American Community of Santa Susanna is a real treasure. The Paulists currently on staff (Fr. Greg Apparcel and Fr. Steve Bossi) and the entire Santa Susanna Community are ready and willing to assist all pilgrims coming to Rome this coming year (and beyond) and to do everything to make your pilgrimage as fulfilling as possible.

This edition of As Romans Do is dedicated to all of you who seek to deepen and enrich your faith during the Holy Year. It makes many and varied recommendations for what to see and do, provides opening times and costs for museums and other places of interest, and gives an overview of the Jubilee of Mercy and what it means to be a pilgrim. 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. (We do not have an email version.) All we ask is that you consider sending us a donation to help with postage and to support our ministry here at Santa Susanna.

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.



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: 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 November and December.

The Pope’s schedule can now be found on the Vatican website, Please note that there will not be an audience on November 25 or December 23. Though there has not yet been an official announcement, there is a high probability that there will not be an audience on January 6, 2016 (Epiphany), nor on February 17 (Papal Retreat week), nor on March 8. However, this could change, so please check the vatican website.

Please visit our brand new St. Nicholas Serata for Charity website: The St. Nicholas Serata is our community's way of serving the most in need in the city of Rome. All of the proceeds from this event, which is December 5, 2015, go directly to 6 Roman charities.

WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for Sunday, November 29, 2015, posted Nov. 23):

Dear Parishioners, Alumni, Friends and Religious Education Families,

A very Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you. I hope that many of you will be able to participate in our Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 26, at 10 AM in the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis. It will be grand liturgical celebration, giving thanks in song, prayer, word and sacrament. Afterwards we will have Dunkin’ Donuts American coffee, along with homemade muffins.

This coming weekend we begin Advent, the season of hope, joy and expectation. Deacon Michael Rubeling will be the homilist for the 5.45 PM Mass in the Carthusian Chapel in Santa Maria degli Angeli and the 9 AM Mass at the main altar at Santa Maria, with Sr. Steve and myself as presiders. Fr. Steve presides and preaches at the 10 AM Mass in the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis. I am the celebrant of the 11 AM Mass in the Marymount Chapel with the Forcina and Lapi Families providing hospitality.

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, one of the many things for which I give thanks is your generosity, compassion and kindness. Besides all of the donations and hard work for the St. Nicholas Serata, we have received donations from parishioners, friends and alumni to help us persevere while we are still in exile from our home church. We have also had three great Bake Sales for the needs of our parish. Thank you all very, very much.

We are just 12 days away from our annual St. Nicholas Serata, and tickets are disappearing fast. Held on Saturday evening, December 5, at Marymount International School, this is a dinner, dance, auction and raffle. Tickets are on sale during the week in the Parish Office, after the Thanksgiving Mass and from Denise Mylonas and Flavia Forcina at Marymount. We will be sold out by next Sunday so please buy your tickets in the next few days. When you have your auction donations ready, please contact Sara at or Eleonora at All donations should be especially appealing, so that people will bid against each other. We are looking for brand new items of value, along with Theme Baskets of specialty foods, gifts, personal services, objects of art, jewelry, etc. Serata Raffle Tickets are also available after all of our Masses this weekend. The top three donated prizes are an all-expense-paid adventurous trip to Kenya, a luxurious Mediterranean cruise for two, and a new Apple Watch Sport. Please take and sell a book of 20 tickets now! Alumni, send me a check and I will fill out your ticket stubs myself!! Check out our website: for how you can participate.

We need volunteers for decorating Friday night December 5, or Saturday, December 6, preferably adults only please. And we need many hands to help cleanup on Sunday morning, December 6, before and after Mass. Also, if you cannot attend the Serata, but would like to donate a ticket for a religious or someone who cannot afford a ticket, please let me know. We also need volunteers to give rides home or back to Centro after the Serata. The entire proceeds of this event go directly to our six charities which assist refugees, the poor, ill and hungry, with special attention to needy families.

So have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day and a great beginning of the joyous holiday season. Gratefully yours, Father Greg

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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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Full Mass times

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