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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 Temporary 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 Monday - – Friday at 7:00 PM

and at

The Chapel at Marymount International School:

Sunday at 11:00 AM, off of Via Cassia

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, though the Church is closed.

For information about our Family Based Religious Education Program (which includes preparation for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation), click here. However, please know that we are not answering any inquiries or providing applications until July 1, 2014. Write to Fr. Greg at for information, schedule and application form. Thank you.


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. There will be no General Audiences for the entire month of July, but there will be the Angelus every Sunday at 12 Noon in St. Peter's Square. In August there will be General Papal Audiences on August 6, 20 and 27 (not on August 13). Tickets are NOT REQUIRED for the August audiences. In fact, no tickets are being printed, so please do not order them from us or from anyone else. Just go very early!!

Please click here to order Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for September.

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)

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 August 3, 2014, posted July 28):

Dear Parishioners, Alumni and Friends of Santa Susanna Church,

As those of you who have ever lived here know very well, one of the most wonderful things about life in Italy, besides the people, is not only the food, but the way it is prepared, served and eaten. When invited to a home, prosecco and light hors d’oeurves, like olives, nuts and quail eggs, are served. And as soon as we sit down at table, we are offered wine, mineral water and bread. The pasta is not thrown into the boiling pot until the guests are well into the antipasti which could be anything from Genovese salami, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, prosciutto with melone or figs, or my favorite, Bresaola. In my grandfather’s hometown of Martina Franca, my cousins dine right at the kitchen table. They spend part of Sunday morning making fresh orecchiette pasta, while cooking a delicious meat sauce. Once it is ready and we begin eating, someone else nurtures the flames in the fireplace and then grills pieces of lamb and sausage, or maybe fish. Fresh romaine lettuce and round cucumbers from the garden complete the meal, followed by fruit and cheese and maybe a little espresso and grappa. All of this takes place during a lively discussion about art, politics, religion, movie stars and the difference between Italians and Italoamericani.

This Sunday, both Isaiah and Matthew use images of a meal to refer to something deeper. In the first reading, the sumptuous meal is the result of a renewed covenant with God. The festive banquet is what comes at the end of time. The multiplication of the loaves and fishes in the Gospel emphasizes the communal aspects of the meal and how Jesus and the disciples ministered to the hungry. And still there were plenty of leftovers. In our grand, and sometimes long meals in Italy and elsewhere, we not only share stories and opinions, we share love, family and friendship. They are meals to cherish, as are the meals we share in our own homes. They are meals of thanksgiving and meals that point us to the deeper meaning of the Eucharist. The loaves and fishes satisfied those hungry people on the side of that mountain. The bread and wine, the Body and Blood of Christ, satisfy our own hungry hearts.

This weekend, I will preside and preach at the Saturday evening 5:45 PM Mass in the Carthusian Chapel of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri, as well as at the Sunday 9 AM Mass at their main altar. Fr. Steve will preside at the 10 AM Mass in the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis. Information and application forms for our expanded Family Based Religious Education Program are now available from me by email only. Families interested in the sacramental preparation classes of First Communion and Confirmation are especially asked to apply NOW. Please note that there is now a waiting list for the First Communion classes for NON parishioner families. There is plenty of room in our Confirmation class and the grades in-between. Active parishioners, new and old, have priority for all of our classes, including First Communion, but you must get in your applications NOW.

I brought back a wonderful San Francisco Basket for the Silent Auction at the St. Nicholas Charity Serata and my showbiz friends are putting together a fantastic Hollywood Basket which will arrive soon. What about you?? Have you found anything for your auction prize donations for the Serata yet? You have got until December 6, but it is never too early to start working on this great charity event, which is our way of being actively involved in helping those most in need in our Roman community. Have a good, happy and relaxing August. I hope to see you all very soon. Ciao for now, Father Greg.

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