Welcome to the Church of Santa Susanna in Rome Italy!
We are many things to many people: 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 (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
Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis :
Sunday at 10:00 AM
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)
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)
For information about our Religious Education Program (Catechism, First Communion, Confirmation), click on Religious Education.
Santa Susanna English-Language Library is OPEN, even though the Church is closed. Our summer opening hours are: Tuesdays, 10 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays: 3 to 6 PM, and Sundays, 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Via XX Settembre, 15, Second Floor, Phone: 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:
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 tickets for September and October. There will be no Papal audiences during the month of July, but Pope Francis will have the Angelus at 12 Noon on Sunday, July 19 and 26 (tickets are not needed).
There will be audiences on the four Wednesdays of August. However, for these audiences, tickets are not necessary for anyone and are not distributed at all. The Pope’s schedule through December 2015 can now be found on the Vatican website, http://www.vatican.va/various/prefettura/index_en.html Please note that there will not be an audience on September 23 as the Pope will be in the United States. We have no information about Pope Francis' trip to the US nor do we have access to any events there. We do not provide tickets to other Papal events, such as Masses and Canonizations
As Romans Do, our 144 page guide to Rome and Santa Susanna is a real treasure and available to all. It is also an excellent guide for visitors, pilgrims and new residents coming to Rome. 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 years. Please send Fr. Greg (firstname.lastname@example.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. We are currently preparing a new smaller edition for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. This book will be availabile beginning November 15, 2015.
WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for Sunday, July 19, 2015, posted on July 13):
Dear Parishioners, Friends, Alumni and Religious Education Families,
Greetings from the plane to Los Angeles where I will be visiting family, friends and Santa Susanna and Marymount alumni before heading up to San Francisco and Fresno. Being away from Italy makes me think about the first time I moved to Rome just about 19 years ago. Moving to a foreign country like Italy is a daunting experience for anyone, more so when you have minimal knowledge of the language, the customs and culture, the inner workings of the Roman Church, the style of driving and conducting business. The inability to speak or understand the language makes even the simplest task a huge endeavor. When I first moved to Italy, I soon had great empathy for anyone who migrated to the US and struggled with language and bureaucracy. Of course I had my shepherds back then. There were parishioners who showed me some easier paths, and there were bureaucrats, priests and lay people who patiently explained whatever the next step was for a codice fiscale or permesso di sogiorno, to arrange for a wedding or to know how to take the bus or metro. And there are still many people here at Santa Susanna, like our parish secretary Rosanna, who continually shepherd me in accomplishing the more complicated projects.
Both Jeremiah and Jesus certainly were shepherds for the people who came to them for help. They also challenged future shepherds who had the potential to help sheep when they were in disarray. Jeremiah ranted against the people in power for their lack of care and compassion. Jesus himself saw the vast crowds in need; his heart was moved with pity and he acted. There are so many ways that Jesus calls us to be shepherds to one another, no matter what our calling is in life. We have the gifts, the talents and the resources to accomplish so much in His Name. And, though at times we too have our own fears, our own difficulties, our own times of feeling scattered and lost, we know that the Lord is still our Good Shepherd and always will be.
This weekend Fr. Steve celebrates the Saturday 5:45 PM and Sunday 9 AM Masses at Santa Maria degli Angeli, as well as the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo de Lellis. Please give him your help and participation. Our St. Nicholas Serata Organizing Committee has been working hard and it is beginning to pay off. Dreams have come true and two of our biggest prizes are round trip tickets for two to New York and an amazing Week For Two in Kenya, in its Tvaso National Park and in beautiful Kilifi!! This includes round trip flights from Rome to Mombasa, accommodations, excursions, all meals and transportation from airport to these parks. So now it is up to you: When you go on vacation please consider purchasing or seeking donations for our Silent Auction in the areas of art, agriturismo, hotels, restaurants, fashion, beauty products, specialty foods, book sets, a day at a spa or anything else that people would love to bid on. Be incredibly original and unique this year! The St. Nicholas Charity Serata is December 5, 2015, and its ENTIRE PROCEEDS go directly to our six Roman charities and not to the operating expenses of the Santa Susanna Community.
Information and application forms for our Family Based Religious Education Program are available from me by email. Fluent knowledge of English for both children and parents is required. Active parishioners will have priority, but you must get your applications in very soon. And please those of you who are in Rome, we look forward to seeing you at Mass this weekend. We miss you!! Ciao for now, Fr. Greg
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
- 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
Full Mass times
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