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Welcome to the Church of Santa Susanna in Rome Italy!

We are many things to many people: a vibrant American parish of the Roman Catholic Church, 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!

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES in English (February 10, 2016):

12 Noon at San Camillo de Lellis (Via Sallustiana and Via Piemonte)


6:00 PM at St. Patrick's Church (Via Boncompagni, N. 31, at Via Piemonte)

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 (click here for directions)

Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis :

Sunday at 10:00 AM (click here for directions)

and at

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), For location and directions:

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)

The brand new Jubilee of Mercy edition of As Romans Do will be available for mailing beginning November 15, 2015. This 100-page guide to Rome, the Holy Year and the Catholic American Community of Santa Susanna is a real treasure. The Paulists currently on staff (Fr. Greg Apparcel and Fr. Steve Bossi) and the entire Santa Susanna Community are ready and willing to assist all pilgrims coming to Rome this coming year (and beyond) and to do everything to make your pilgrimage as fulfilling as possible.

This edition of As Romans Do is dedicated to all of you who seek to deepen and enrich your faith during the Holy Year. It makes many and varied recommendations for what to see and do, provides opening times and costs for museums and other places of interest, and gives an overview of the Jubilee of Mercy and what it means to be a pilgrim. We would be happy to mail you a copy of this book. Please send Fr. Greg your name and address and we will mail you a copy. (We do not have an email version.) All we ask is that you consider sending us a donation to help with postage and to support our ministry here at Santa Susanna.

Santa Susanna Library: We now have extended hours on Thursdays to coincide with the lunch hours: 11:00 AM until 3:30 PM!! Now is a good time to join this fabulous service that offers books and DVDs of ALL genres. We are also open Sundays (10 AM to 12:30 PM), Tuesdays (10 AM to 1 PM), Wednesdays (3 PM to 6 PM) and Fridays (1 PM to 4 PM). Phone number: 392.332.5383. We also need volunteers for Sunday morning! Come to the 9 AM Mass and then come and volunteer. Contact our librarian, Tonia White, if you are interested and she’ll set up an appointment to meet: Start your New Year’s resolutions early and join the library!!


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 able to do so for the Wednesday General Audiences, at 10:00 AM. Please click here to order tickets for January - March 2016.

The Pope’s schedule through June 2016 can now be found on the Vatican website, Please note that there will not be an audience on February 17, March 9, June 22 or June 29.

WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for February 7, 2016, posted on February 1, 2016):

Dear Parishioners, Friends and Alumni of Santa Susanna Church,

Greetings in the midst of the exciting Carnevale season as Ash Wednesday is a mere nine days away. This Sunday we celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, with the Gospel focusing on discipleship. Simon Peter and the other disciples are led by the Holy Spirit in hearing and accepting the call to share in the mission of Jesus. And we are no less called to this discipleship than they were. It all leads up to Jesus saying, Do not be afraid, from now on you will be catching men and women. This is not just about vocations to religious profession and ordination. It is about each of us, all of us, being called by Jesus to give people life, and keep them alive, in what we can do in our work, in our church and in our world. Sure, like Peter and the prophet Isaiah, we may consider ourselves unworthy and inadequate to take on such a big responsibility, but the reassurance that Jesus gives us to not be afraid, helps us to move forward and say yes.

The percentage of our parishioners who are involved in various ministries here is amazingly high. Witness our library volunteers, liturgical ministers, parish council members, the people who provide coffee and hospitality, the whole St. Nicholas Serata team, our religious education teachers, and the many ways we minister to our visitors and pilgrims, to name just a few. However, this is not the only part of discipleship Jesus is talking about. Our discipleship connects with the mission of St. Paul, which is to share the Good News with others and so lead them to eternal life. We do this not only by our words, but by the lives we lead and the service we continually do for our sisters and brothers.

Family Based Religious Education meets again on Saturday, February 9, at 3:30 PM at Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Our special guest presenter for the parents is Sister Bernadette Reis, speaking on “Woman – According to God.” One of the hottest topics in the Church today is the role of Mary and the role of women. This presentation seeks to put this theme into perspective by considering the voices of the early Church writers and the most recent Vatican document on the subject. With this foundation, the present possibilities regarding the role of women in the Church's mission will be explored. Fr. Steve will celebrate the Saturday 5:45 PM Family Mass in the Carthusian Chapel of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Sunday 10 AM Mass at San Camillo. I will preside and preach at the Sunday 9 AM Mass at Santa Maria and the 11 AM Mass in the Marymount Chapel, with the Russo and Mingazzini Families providing hospitality.

Ash Wednesday is February 10, with Masses at 12 Noon at San Camillo de Lellis and 6 PM at St. Patrick’s. Next Sunday we will have a special bulletin insert with all the opportunities to enrich your spiritual life during Lent. Our Lenten Rice Bowl Project will focus on providing houses for earthquake victims in Nepal. Information on how to participate and donation envelopes will be available this weekend. This Thursday, February 4, on our Spiritual Walking Tour, we will tour the Trevi Fountain Area Churches: Ss. Vincenzo e Anastasio, Santa Maria in Trivio, Oratorio della Croce, Santa Maria in Via, San Marcello al Corso, XII Apostoli and peak into the Cappella della Madonna dell’Archetto. Meet on the steps of Santa Susanna at 9:30 AM.

Please enjoy the remaining days of Carnevale or Mardi Gras wherever you are. I look forward to seeing all of you soon. Ciao for now, Father Greg

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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.)

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