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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)

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 10:00 AM. Please click here to order Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for January and February (no audiences on January 14 or February 25).

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 February 1, 2015, posted on January 27):

Dear Parishioners, Alumni, Friends and Religious Education Families,

Jesus is a very busy man. One minute he is teaching, the next minute he is taking on an unclean spirit and healing the man whom the demon had possessed. He seems able to balance a life of word and action, and, in the Gospels we see how he does it. He takes time for himself, time for God, time for praying in a quiet deserted place. Our own lives are full of anxieties. Rising costs in a world of financial crisis, family problems, issues at work, in our community life, in our city, in politics, in world affairs, in the day to day things that need to be done. Anxiety makes some people sick, others nervous, so much so that they cannot sleep at night. St. Paul says that he wants us to be free of anxieties. Easier said than done.

Sometimes anxiety can be lessened in the simplest ways, such as a walk in the park, a quiet moment of meditation, or just a simple act of kindness that someone does for you. Often it is another person who is able to reach inside to touch the most vulnerable part of us, so that we can listen to God speaking to us. That is what the prophet in Deuteronomy does. And that is what Jesus did all the time. Like Paul, Jesus does not want us to be full of anxiety. He does not want us to be consumed by feelings of inadequacy. He says, I want you to be happy. I want you to be free. I want you to be the best possible you that you can be. I want you to grow in wisdom and age and grace, like I did. I want you to be the loving person God made you to be, and I want you to feel the love of God.

This weekend, the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. John Maher presides and preaches at the Saturday 5:45 PM Mass in the Carthusian Chapel of Santa Maria degli Angeli, and Fr. Ken Thesing celebrates the 9 AM Mass at the main altar at Santa Maria. I will be the celebrant for the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo de Lellis. Fr. Steve will preside and preach at the 11 AM Santa Susanna Mass in the Marymount Chapel, with the Martin and Buda Families providing hospitality after Mass.

I was saddened this week by the passing of two very special women. The first was former parishioner Melisa Bockrath, who lived here in Rome for seven years, along with her husband Bob, a member of our Parish Council. Bob and Melisa were a great support during my early years here. Melisa was a strong, loving and caring woman then and continued to be so until her last breath. She was only 46 years old and is survived by her husband and three young children. The second special woman is Ruth Cushman, who was the Parish Secretary and great friend of the Paulist Fathers when both Fr. Steve and I were stationed in Clemson, South Carolina thirty years ago. Ruth and I worked together on the Parish Newsletter, ran our book discussion group, helped cook Coq au vin for our annual Mardi Gras Dinner Show and was an endless source of support, wisdom and lots of laughter and fun. Her husband Charlie died a few years ago and she is survived by four great children. Both Ruth and Melisa will be sorely missed. Please pray for Ruth and Melisa and for their families. May they rest in peace.

Our Spiritual Walking Tours will be conducted on five Thursdays during Lent, beginning February 26. If you would like the full schedule, please let me know and I can send you the exciting list of churches, monasteries, catacombs and excavation sites that we will be visiting. Until then, have a very good and wonderful week. Ciao for now, Father Greg

PALM SUNDAY, March 28/29 Saturday, 5:45 PM, Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri Piazza della Repubblica (Carthusian Chapel) Sunday, 9 AM, Santa Maria degli Angeli

Sunday, 10:00 AM, San Camillo de Lellis, Via Piemonte & Via Sallustiana Sunday at 11 AM, in the Chapel at Marymount International School

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


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

Before April 2 and After April 6, Here is our normal schedule:

Basilicia of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri Saturday, 5:45 PM: Carthusian Chapel behind the Sacristy.

Sunday 9:00 AM: Main Altar

Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis

Sunday, 10:00 AM

The Chapel at Marymount International School

Sunday at 11:00 AM

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

Daily Mass, Monday through Friday, 6:00 PM

Full Mass times

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