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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:

Our English Language Mass Schedule:

Basilicia of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri:

Saturday, 5:45 PM in a beautiful Chapel behind the Sacristy 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

and Daily 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, down from the US Embassy and Via Veneto)


in English at 10.00 AM

Thursday, November 27, 2014

at San Camillo de Lellis Church

with the American Catholic Community in Rome

Via Piemonte & Via Sallustiana

Thanksgiving Mass to be followed by a Coffee,

Pastry and Muffin Reception.

There will be no 6 PM Mass at St. Patrick's on November 27.

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, even though the Church is closed. Our regular opening hours are: Wednesday: 3 to 6 PM, Thursday, 10 AM to 1 PM, Friday, 1 to 4 PM, Sunday, 10 AM to 12:30 PM and Tuesday, 10 AM to 1 PM. Closed on Mondays and Saturdays. Via XX Settembre, 15, Second Floor, 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 10:30 AM. Please click here to order Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for November 19 and 26, and December 3, 10 and 17 (no audiences on December 24 or 31).

As Romans Do, our 144 page guide to Rome and Santa Susanna is a real treasure and available to all. Not only is it a parish handbook, it is also an excellent guide for 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. 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 yearsPlease send Fr. Greg ( 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.

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.)

Questions that we can help you with?? Contact Us

WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for November 30, 2014, posted November 24):

Dear Santa Susanna Parishioners, Friends, Alumni and Family,

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 27, 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. We are drawn into the great spiritual journey in which we come to meet God. Our anticipation of Christmas is like our hope for a deeper union with God who crossed all barriers to become one like us. Hope is a powerful experience. It is when we long for something, believing that its realization is possible. In the midst of the busyness of this season, perhaps we can pause for a moment each day and give thanks for this hope, and consider how it affects us every day of our lives. Fr. John Maher is the celebrant for the 5.45 PM Mass in the Carthusian Chapel in Santa Maria degli Angeli. On Sunday morning, Fr. Clyde Phillips is the celebrant of the 9 AM Mass at the main altar at Santa Maria, and Fr. Steve presides 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 Vittori and Panici 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 two great Bake Sales and a spectacular Cooking Lesson Fundraiser by Rosella Villa. Thank you all very, very much.

We are just 12 days away from our annual St. Nicholas Charity Serata, and tickets are disappearing fast. To be held on Saturday evening, December 6, at Marymount International School, all of the proceeds go directly to nine Roman charities. It begins at 7 PM and ends at 1 AM in the morning, and includes an incredible full course Italian sit down banquet, plus the always danceable music of the great Ross and the Doormats. Tickets can be bought on Sunday or during the week in the parish office. At Marymount, they can now be purchased from Gabriella Castelli or Gabriella Spadaro or myself when I am there. You can put together a table of 8 to 10 people, or allow us to seat you with other fun couples and individuals.

Attendees only will be eligible for the In House Raffle, with an iPad Air and iPad Mini as prizes. But wait until you see the incredibly extraordinary items in both the Silent and Live Auctions. Please consider offering your own donation as soon as possible. We are looking for brand new items of value, along with theme baskets of specialty foods, gifts, personal services, art, etc. etc. If you need a letter seeking a donation from your local shop, restaurant, hotel or spa, I can send you one by email, in either English or Italian. And please do not forget to sell your Raffle tickets for the three weekend trips to Barcelona, Taormina and Positano. We need MANY MORE 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 7, 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. So have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day and a great beginning of the joyous holiday season. Gratefully yours, Father Greg

CHRISTMAS EVE, Wednesday, December 24:

7:05 PM: Christmas Concert and Caroling

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

at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25:

10:00 AM: Christmas Day Mass with full choir,

at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

Full Mass times

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