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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:

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)


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.

Sunday morning, 11 AM Mass in the Chapel at Marymount International School. For location and directions: http://www.marymountrome.org/base.php?code=52

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.

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DONATIONS

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:

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 Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for May and June. There will be no papal audiences during the month of July. Though the Vatican has not announced the schedule beyond the end of June, usually there are audiences in August, but tickets are not required (as tickets are not printed in August). There has been no announcement regarding audiences in September and beyond.  However, because of the Pope's visit to the United States, there will not be an audience here on September 23. We have no information for Pope Francis' trip to the United States, nor will we have access to obtaining tickets for events there.


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 (frgreg@santasusanna.org) 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 Trinity Sunday, May 31, posted on May 25):


Dear Parishioners, Friends and Alumni of Santa Susanna Church,

This Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. One of the religious gestures we pass on to our children is making the Sign of the Cross. We bless ourselves with holy water when we enter the Church as a reminder of our own baptism. It is an outward expression of something internal and full of mystery. We bless ourselves with the names of God. May we continue to seek and receive the love of God, the grace of Jesus and the communion of the Holy Spirit.

Today is Memorial Day in the United States and so as we did yesterday, we pray for all who have died in the service of their country, and for all men and women in uniform, that God may keep them safe as they venture forth into harm’s way.


Our guest celebrant and homilist at the Sunday 10 AM Mass at San Camillo is Father Paul Robichaud, C.S.P., the former Rector of Santa Susanna. Fr. Paul is here to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. We will have a special reception after Mass and invite you to bring something to add to the party. We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend and join in the celebration. Fr. Paul was rector here from 1996 until 2005 and now lives in Washington D.C.

Newly ordained Father Lem Camacho will be the presider and homilist at the Saturday 5:45 PM Mass and the Sunday 9 AM Mass in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, with Fr. Steve and me concelebrating. Fr. Lem was one of our First Communion teachers for the past two years and so we wish him Tanti Auguri and many blessings as he begins his priesthood. Fr. Steve is the celebrant for the 11 AM Mass in the Marymount Chapel, with the Mol Family providing hospitality and so we need one more family to volunteer.

Our next visit to the Caritas Food Kitchen is Saturday, June 6, from about 10:15 until approximately 2:00. The kitchen serves about 400 needy men and women each day, and volunteers to check in recipients, serve food, and clean up make it all possible. If you can help with this wonderful and needed program, e-mail Marjie at mmontavon@libero.it in order to sign up and get detailed instructions.

For the past year, we have been in dialog with the Vicariato di Roma in regard to the preparation and celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation through the Church of Santa Susanna. This discussion concerned both the students at Marymount where the Paulist Fathers are chaplains and the students in our Family Based Religious Education Program who attend other International Schools. Through a long involved and at times difficult process we provided the Vicariato with a binder presenting our teachers’ credentials, our lesson plans and the actual books we use, as well as our communication with the pastors of students who belong to parishes other than Santa Susanna. They were very impressed by both of these programs and stated that with the approval of the Office of Catechists, we may continue to provide preparation for, and celebrate, these sacraments with the Santa Susanna parish community.

However, the question of the minimum age for the sacraments came up. After further dialog and compromises, we have been asked to raise the minimum ages for these sacraments. Therefore beginning this fall, we will raise the age for First Communion to age 8 at the beginning of the school year and Grade 3 in the American system and Grade 4 in the British system. Also beginning next year we will raise the minimum age for the Confirmation program to 14 at the beginning of the year and Grade 9.

We know that not everyone will be happy with this change. However, please know how relieved and happy we are that we have been permitted to continue the preparation for these sacraments at both Marymount and in our Religious Education program. At the beginning of this process, there was a very strong possibility that this would not have been an option at all. And beyond that, now we have the full support of the Vicariato and our auxiliary bishops, Bishop Di Tora and Bishop Zuppi, and the Director of the Office of Catechists, Msgr. Andrea Lonardo. Information and Application forms for our Family Based Religious Education Program will be available on July 1. Information for Marymount families will be provided in the fall.

Have a very good week and I look forward to seeing you all this coming weekend. Ciao for now, Father Greg



Our regular 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)


Full Mass times

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