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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 close to Santa Susanna:

Happy Easter!!

Our Temporary Mass Schedule (in Engilsh):

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, off of Via Cassia

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.

Sunday morning, 11 AM Mass in the Chapel at Marymount International School. For location and directions:

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!


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 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.

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 April 27, 2014, posted April 21):

Dear Parishioners, Alumni, Friends and Religious Education Families,

Greetings to you in the midst of this very beautiful Easter Week here in Rome. The city is alive with Spring and all the preparations for the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II this coming Sunday. We are expecting five million people, more or less, and we are ready to welcome them.

A special thank you to all of our parish staff and all of our parishioners who worked so hard to make the Holy Week liturgies so meaningful. A special thank you to Fr. Steve, Rosanna, Daniel and Edward. We thank Dafrosa and Raimundo, the cantors, musicians, the Santa Susanna Singers and the Santa Susanna Choir for their very beautiful music. And a round of applause for Fr. Tony Finn, Padre Luigi Secchi and Don Franco Cutone and all the parishioners of St. Patrick’s, San Camillo de Lellis and Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri for their warm and gracious hospitality. And finally we thank all of our lectors, ministers of communion, servers, ushers, everyone who delivered our Holy Week schedule to local hotels, as well as those who provided our usual wonderful Easter Sunday hospitality after the 10 AM Mass.

This coming Sunday used to be called Low Sunday or Doubting Thomas Sunday. Now it is called Divine Mercy Sunday, which began with Pope John Paul II. And so it is very appropriate and fitting that this Sunday is the day chosen for his canonization, as well as that of Pope John XXIII. The Gospel story is that of Thomas wanting to see the wounds of Jesus as proof in order to believe. We, however, walk by faith and not by sight. And though our faith falters at times, we continually ask our Lord to help our unbelief so that our faith may abound. Such is our continued Easter joy and celebration. And this weekend will be especially joyous with the millions of pilgrims coming for this special weekend of celebration. We will have our usual Mass schedule, with Fr. Steve celebrating the 5.45 PM Mass in the Carthusian Chapel in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri as well as the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo de Lellis. I will be the presider and homilist at the 9 AM Mass at the main altar of Santa Maria, as well as at the 11 AM Mass in the Marymount Chapel, after which the Buda and Groth families will be providing the hospitality.

Our next and last Family Based Religious Education Session is Saturday, May 10. The guest speaker for the parents is Joan Lewis, the Rome Bureau Chief for EWTN, who will speak about the first year of the Papacy of Pope Francis. That same day we have our mandatory Confirmation Retreat from 10.15 until 7 PM. The First Communion Rehearsal is also Saturday, May 10 at 1.45 PM, followed by our last class for students and parents at 3.30 PM. Our Religious Education First Communion is Saturday, May 17, at 10.30 AM at San Camillo. Our Sacrament of Confirmation Mass is Saturday, May 24, at 5.30 PM at St. Patrick’s Church, with Cardinal James Stafford presiding.

Marymount Families, please, please do not be confused. First Communion for the Marymount students is Saturday morning, May 10, at 10.30 AM, at San Camillo de Lellis. The Marymount Confirmation Mass is Saturday, May 17, at 5.30 PM, at St. Patrick’s Church, with Cardinal James Harvey presiding. Needless to say, May will be a very busy and exciting month for the Santa Susanna community. Please continue to enjoy Rome this week and all the Easter and Canonization celebrations. Happy Easter, Buona Pasqua and tanti, tanti auguri. Father Greg

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