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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!

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES in English (February 10, 2016):

12 Noon at San Camillo de Lellis (Via Sallustiana and Via Piemonte)


6:00 PM at St. Patrick's Church (Via Boncompagni, N. 31, at Via Piemonte)

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)

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 Library: We now have extended hours on Thursdays to coincide with the lunch hours: 11:00 AM until 3:30 PM!! Now is a good time to join this fabulous service that offers books and DVDs of ALL genres. We are also open Sundays (10 AM to 12:30 PM), Tuesdays (10 AM to 1 PM), Wednesdays (3 PM to 6 PM) and Fridays (1 PM to 4 PM). Phone number: 392.332.5383. We also need volunteers for Sunday morning! Come to the 9 AM Mass and then come and volunteer. Contact our librarian, Tonia White, if you are interested and she’ll set up an appointment to meet: Start your New Year’s resolutions early and join the library!!


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 able to do so for the Wednesday General Audiences, at 10:00 AM. Please click here to order tickets for January - March 2016.

The Pope’s schedule through June 2016 can now be found on the Vatican website, Please note that there will not be an audience on February 17, March 9, June 22 or June 29.

WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for February 14, 2016, posted on February 8, 2016):

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. Ash Wednesday is a day of obligatory fast, that is, two small meals and one regular meal, with no eating in between. It is also a day of abstinence from meat. This fast, which is for Catholics aged 18 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 14. On Ash Wednesday, February 10, our Masses in English are at San Camillo de Lellis at 12 Noon and at 6 PM at the Church of St. Patrick. The distribution of ashes will be at both Masses. Come and let us begin Lent together. Stations of the Cross will be on Fridays during Lent at 5.30 PM at St. Patrick’s, and our Spiritual Walking Tours continue every Thursday through June 2.

Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent, with the Gospel of the 40 days of Jesus in the desert. Deacon Tobias Letak is the homilist at the Saturday 5.45 PM and Sunday 9 AM Masses at Santa Maria degli Angeli, with myself and Fr. Ken Thesing as Presiders. I am also the celebrant at the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo de Lellis. There is no 11 AM Mass in the Marymount Chapel this Sunday due to Settimana Bianca. If you missed this week’s Lenten bulletin insert and list of Stational Masses, let me know and I will send it to you by email.

Rice Bowl 2016 focuses on providing houses for earthquake victims in Nepal. The construction work will begin in the Dhading area, a fertile agricultural district three hours from Kathmandu. Churches Together in Rome invites you to participate in this year’s Rice Bowl Appeal by giving up just one meal per week during the season of Lent and donating the money you save to support the building of these houses in Nepal. Information on how to participate and donation envelopes are available at all of our Masses. We always need more volunteers so consider joining us for the Caritas Food Kitchen. Our next date is Saturday, February 20. If you can help with this wonderful and needed program, e-mail Marjie at

Salva Mamme helps underprivileged mothers with food and other needs, as well as provides moral support (Many of its mothers are victims of domestic violence.), prenatal training and many other activities. During Lent we will be collecting baby food and food staples for the Salve Mamma organization. There will be baskets at the entry table at the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo. Place your donations there in a bag with the name Salva Mamme on it or give it to me or the sacristans after Mass.

On our Walking Tour on Thursday, February 11, we will visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Churches of Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana, and more. Meet on the steps of Santa Susanna at 9:30. Following the 6 PM Mass on Tuesdays, “The Gospel of Matthew” will be taught by Deacon Sean O’Brien and Third Year Seminarian Max Nightingale in the conference room below St. Patrick’s Church. This course begins again on February 16 for two more Tuesdays. However, beginning February 29, the course will move to Mondays at 6:30 PM.

Enjoy the last remaining hours of Carnevale or Mardi Gras or Martedi Grasso. I look forward to seeing all of you soon. Ciao for now, Fr. 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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