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:
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.
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!
TICKETS FOR PAPAL AUDIENCES:
PAPAL AUDIENCES IN February and March:
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 February 5, 12, 19 and 26, and on March 5, 19 and 26. There is no Papal Audience on March 12, as this is the First Week of Lent and as is the custom, it is the week of the Papal Lenten Retreat with the Curia.
Please click here to order 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.
- 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 Sunday, March 9, 2014, posted March 3):
Dear Parishioners, Alumni, Friends and Religious Education Families,
In less than 36 hours it will be Ash Wednesday, and we will begin the great Season of Lent. Called Quaresima here in Italy, Lent is a period of penance, but it is also a time of spiritual growth and opportunity as we prepare for Easter. We can ask ourselves, What will I do differently during the next six week? What will I go without and how will I give of myself his year? What kind of prayer and devotions will I engage in? What aspect of my behavior and attitude toward life will I focus on and attempt to change? Our Masses in English at San Camillo de Lellis on Ash Wednesday, March 5, are at 12 Noon and 7 PM. The distribution of ashes will be at both Masses. Come and let us begin Lent together.
Ash Wednesday is a day of obligatory fast, that is, two small meals and one regular meal, with no eating inbetween. It is also a day of abstinence from meat. This fast, which is for Catholics aged 14 to 59, reappears after Lent on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Abstinence from meat is practiced on all the Fridays of Lent and is for Catholics over the age of 7.
Please welcome this week Monsignor George Dobes, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, a Naval Military Chaplain and currently a Canon Lawyer with the Archdiocese of Washington. Many of you know Msgr. Dobes as he is a longtime friend of the Paulist Fathers and Santa Susanna. He will be with us for the next two weeks during part of which Fr. Steve and I will be attending a mandatory Paulist Fathers PreAssembly Gathering in the United States.
Our next visit to the Caritas Food Kitchen is this Saturday, March 8. If you can help with this wonderful and needed program please contact Marjie Montavon in order to sign up and get detailed instructions. Her address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Family Based Religious Education day is Saturday, March 15, during which thirty nine of our children will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. As the entire family will be attending this service, all of us, including older children and parents, will have an opportunity to go to confession. Classes begin at 3.30 PM.
Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent, with the Gospel of the 40 days of Jesus in the desert. Msgr. George Dobes will be the Presider at the Saturday 5.45 PM Mass at Santa Maria degli Angeli, and at the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo. He will need lots of assistance so please come early to help in any way you can. Fr. John Maher will be the celebrant at the Sunday 9 AM Mass at Santa Maria and Fr. Clyde Phillips will preside and preach at the 11 AM Santa Susanna Mass at Marymount, with the Nardini and Waugh families providing hospitality. Remember we have Bible Study on Mondays at 6.30 PM and our Spiritual Walking Tour this Tuesday at 9.30 AM, visiting San Clemente and Quattro Coronati. Let me know if you are coming. There will be no walk on March 11. Stations of the Cross begin on Friday, March 21.
Please remember to return your Stewardship Pledge Cards. If you did not receive the Stewardship Packet in the mail, please let me know and I will send it to you by email.
Please enjoy the last remaining hours of Carnevale or Mardi Gras or Martedi Grasso wherever you are. I look forward to seeing all of you soon. Ciao for now, Father Greg
Lent 2014 (At San Camillo de Lellis, here is the tentative schedule)
Ash Wednesday Mass with Distribution of Ashes March 5, at 12 Noon and at 7 PM
Evening Prayer in the Choir Chapel, Monday through Thursday at 6:45 PM
Bible Study, Mondays at 6:30 PM; Stations of the Cross, Fridays (beg. March 21), at 6:40 PM
Lenten Reconciliation Services: Communal Reconciliation Services (during which individual confession and absolution occur) will be celebrated twice during Lent. Dates and locations to be announted. Reconciliation is also available by appointment, and before Mass Monday through Saturday, except during the Holy Triduum
Holy Week Services (2014):
- Masses for Palm Sunday: Saturday, April 12 at 5:45 PM, Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri, Carthusian Chapel, Blessing of Palms in courtyard
- Sunday, April 13 at 9 at Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri, main altar
- Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 AM, at St. Patrick's Church, Via Boncompagni
- Sunday, April 13 at 11 AM in the Marymount Chapel
- The Mass of the Lord’s Supper is at 5:30 PM, Holy Thursday, April 17, at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis
- The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion is at 7:00 PM, Good Friday, April 18, at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis
- The Easter Vigil Mass is at 7:30 PM, Holy Saturday, April 19, at the BAsilica of San Camillo de Lellis
- The Easter Sunday Masses are 9:00 AM (at Santa Maria degli Angeli) and at 9:45 PM at San Camillo de Lellis
- The Easter Monday Mass at 10:00 AM at San Camillo de Lellis.
Full Mass times
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