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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)

CHRISTMAS EVE, Wednesday, December 24:

4:30 PM: Christmas Pageant Family Mass

in the Chapel at Marymount International School (see Directions below)


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:

9:00 AM: Christmas Day Mass

at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

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

at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

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 December 17 and January 7 (no audiences on December 24 or 31, or January 14).

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 December 25 - 28, 2014, posted December 21):

Dear Santa Susanna Parishioners, Alumni and Religious Education Families,

Greetings as we approach the great festival of Christmas. I hope to be able to see many of you on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but I know that some of you will have already left Rome and those of you who live far away are not planning to be here for the holidays.

If you are here, please join us for any or all of the following Masses. On Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, we have our Christmas Pageant Family Mass at 4.30 PM in the Marymount Chapel. The rehearsal is at 3.30 PM for all those who have a speaking part, so please come on time. For the speaking parts, we still need two narrators (10 years or older), two innkeepers and two shepherds. We have everyone else. Volunteers are still needed to help with last minute costuming, though it would be good to have the children arrive already in their costumes. I will be the presider and homilist. It will be very crowded, but we have a great sound system and have created space for fifty more chairs.

At 7 PM we begin our Pre-Mass Christmas Concert and Caroling, followed by the Vigil Mass at 7.30 PM, both at San Camillo de Lellis, Via Piemonte and Via Sallustiana. This is our Midnight Mass, as the public transportation in Rome stops at 9 PM. Our Santa Susanna Choirs, Santa Susanna Singers and Cantors will be leading us in song, so come early to get a seat. Fr. Steve Bossi is the celebrant for this Mass. On Christmas morning, we now have TWO Masses: one at 9 AM at Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri with Fr. Steve presiding, and our special Choir Mass at 10 AM at San Camillo, which I will celebrate, joined by our choirs and musicians, and followed by a reception in the Hospitality Room, with panetone and chocolate galore. Please come early to help set up.

I echo the request of Padre Luigi to bring canned goods and boxes of pasta and rice to the baskets in front of the Presepio at San Camillo on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The food will be distributed to the poor and elderly.

On Friday morning, December 26, we celebrate the Feast of St. Stephen at 10 AM at San Camillo. This is a special day as it is Fr. Steve’s Onomastico, his Name Day.

On Saturday, December 27, the Feast of the Holy Family, I am the celebrant at the 5.45 PM Mass in the Carthusian Chapel at Santa Maria degli Angeli, as well as the Sunday 10 AM Mass at San Camillo. Fr. Steve is the celebrant at the Sunday 9 AM at the main altar of Santa Maria. Our Mass on New Years Eve, the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, is at St. Patrick’s Church at 6:00 PM, and on New Years Day, January 1, 2015, at 10 AM at San Camillo.

I want to thank everyone who helped at Caritas last Saturday. It is such a great service that you do. And a great big giant thank you again to everyone who worked so hard to make the St. Nicholas Charity Serata such a grand success.

On behalf of the Paulist Fathers, Fr. Steve and myself and the entire Parish Staff, I wish all of you, all of your families and all of your friends a very Merry, Happy, Holy and Blessed Christmas and the very best 2015 possible. Peace, love, joy, bliss and all good things. Buon Natale e Buon Anno, Father Greg

CHRISTMAS EVE, Wednesday, December 24:

4:30 PM: Christmas Pageant Family Mass

in the Chapel at Marymount International School (see Directions below)

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:

9:00 AM: Christmas Day Mass

at the Basilica of Santa Maria delgi Angeli

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

at the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

Full Mass times

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