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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 at

The Chapel at Marymount International School:

Sunday at 11:00 AM, off of Via Cassia

and 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
, 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.

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 our First Communion classes are already filled. For all of our other classes, please 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. Please click here to order Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for September and October.

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 September 21, 2014, posted September 15):

Dear Parishioners, Alumni, Friends and Family,

Good morning on this extraordinarily beautiful day in Roma. The sky is blue, the birds are singing and the kids are back in school.

This Sunday we hear one of the most unpopular and misunderstood parables of Jesus in the Gospel. It concerns the landowner who hires workers at different times of the day and then at sunset pays them all the exact same daily wage, even those who arrived at 5 PM. To those who grumble, the landowner asks, “Are you envious because I am generous?” We focus on the workers who started at dawn and think that in fairness they should get a whole lot more money than everyone who came late. It is hard to let go of human standards and shift our focus to the generous employer, stressing that eternal life in the Kingdom of God is sufficiently abundant for everyone. In that respect, our generous and loving God is just and wants everyone to enjoy that reward. It is never too late, Jesus is saying. There is always hope, even for latecomers. Our God is both merciful and just. The ways of God are not our ways, says Isaiah, and that is very difficult for us to understand. God has given us so much, all that is our due. But the generosity and compassion of God extends way beyond us to those who most need mercy and justice. And that is the point of this parable.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic or in completing the Sacraments of Initiation, we are now beginning the process. Fr. Steve will soon begin holding meetings regularly now through Easter. If you are not Catholic and want to learn more, write to Fr. Steve. If you are Catholic and have never been confirmed or received your First Communion, this class is for you too. Please contact Fr. Steve this week. His email address is

Our first day for the Caritas Soup Kitchen is this Saturday, September 20, from 10.15 AM until 2 PM and we need MORE volunteers. For information, please contact Marjie Montavon,

This weekend Fr. Ken Thesing celebrates the 5:45 PM Mass at Santa Maria degli Angeli in the Carthusian Chapel, and Fr. Clyde Phillips presides and preaches at the 9:00 AM Mass at the main altar of the same Church. I am the celebrant of the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo, and Fr. Steve will celebrate the 11 AM Santa Susanna Mass in the Marymount Chapel, and we need two families to provide hospitality after Mass.

On Saturday September 20 at 9.30 AM at the Paulist Rectory we will have our first St. Nicholas Charity Serata Planning Meeting, which will be held on December 6. If you can attend the meeting, let me know. Our first Spiritual Walking Tour is Tuesday, September 23, at 9:30 AM, with the Church of the Gesu and the surrounding Churches. Please reserve a space today. I can send you a flyer via email if you want the entire schedule.

This past weekend was very full as we had a great Parents Orientation Meeting for our Family Based Religious Education Program with spectacular attendance. Our first session is Saturday, September 27, at 3.30 PM. We still have room in our Confirmation and non-sacramental classes. Please notify me today if you are interested at Our Scripture Study course will begin on Monday, Oct.13, at 6.30 in the Conference Room of St. Patrick’s, following the 6 PM Mass. Ciao for now, Fr. Greg

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