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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:

HOLY WEEK

Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

(corner of Via Piemonte & Via Sallustiana)

Holy Thursday, April 2, 5:30 PM: Mass of the Lord’s Supper Good Friday, April 3, at 7 PM: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 PM: The Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY, April 5:

9:00 AM Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri

10:00 AM San Camillo de Lellis

Reconciliation Services & Confessions at St. Patrick’s Church Mon, March 30; Tues, March 31; Wed, April 1: 5:30 PM And at San Camillo: Holy Thursday, April 2, 4:30 to 5:15 PM only

Mass, Mon, April 6: 10:00 AM: at San Camillo

St. Patrick’s Church, Via Boncompangi, 31:

Daily Mass, Monday through Friday, 6:00 PM

(except Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday)


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

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.

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DONATIONS

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 Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for March and April.


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 (frgreg@santasusanna.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.


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 Holy Week 2015, posted on March 29):


Dear Parishioners, Alumni, Friends and Family,

As we begin Holy Week, we approach the most ancient liturgies of the Church in the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday morning. If you have not yet had a chance to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, you still have an opportunity to do so at St. Patrick’s Church, Monday through Wednesday, March 30, 31 and April 1, at 5.30 PM or Holy Thursday at San Camillo de Lellis from 4.30 until 5.15 PM. We prefer not to offer confession during the Triduum itself in order to fully enter into the preparation and celebration of these sacred liturgies.

The Triduum, which means Three Days, begins on Holy Thursday evening, April 2, with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5.30 PM at San Camillo de Lellis. During this liturgy, 12 representative parishioners have been invited for the Washing of the Feet, in memory of the act of service Jesus did for his disciples. The Holy Thursday liturgy does not end; the Eucharist is transferred in a procession to the Tabernacle at the Altar of Repose while we sing “Pange Lingua.” You are invited to remain in prayer for a few moments before you leave the Church in silence. I will be the celebrant for this liturgy and Fr. Steve is the homilist.

On Good Friday, April 18, we celebrate the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord at 7 PM also at San Camillo. This service, which is not a Mass, has three parts: the Liturgy of the Word which includes the reading of the Passion according to St. John, the Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion. I am the presider for this liturgy.

On Holy Saturday, April 4, the Easter Vigil Mass at San Camillo begins at 7.30 PM with the Blessing of the Fire and the lighting of the new Paschal Candle; then we process through the darkened Church with the lit Paschal Candle. After the Exultet is sung, we hear the stories of our salvation in word and song. Following the Gospel and homily, we pray the Litany of the Saints, bless the Easter water and celebrate the sacraments of initiation, welcoming our newest members into our Church. Having renewed our own Baptismal Vows within this rite and then sprinkled with the new blessed Easter water, we will move into the Liturgy of the Eucharist, during which our newest Catholics will receive their First Holy Communion. I am the presider for this Mass and Fr. Steve will be concelebrating and singing part of the Exultet.

On Easter Sunday, April 5, we have the Easter Sunday Mass at 9.00 AM in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Paulist Father David Dwyer will be the celebrant. Fr. Steve presides and preaches at the 10 AM Easter Sunday Mass in the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis. We could really use help setting up and ushering at this Mass as it will be very crowded. There is no 11 AM Mass at Marymount on April 5, though there will be one on April 12. On Easter Monday, April 6, we will have a special Mass at 10 AM at San Camillo continuing our Easter celebration with joy and music.

Please note that the collection on Holy Thursday will be for our Rice Bowl Project for refugees in Syria. We will continue accepting individual Rice Bowl donations all the way through the Easter Season. Have a very blessed Holy Week and a Happy and Joyous Easter. Buona Pasqua. Father Greg


Our regular English Language Mass Schedule (before March 28 and after April 6):


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)


Full Mass times

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