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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 Monday - – Friday at 7:00 PM (beginning on September 1, 2014, our weekday Mass moves to 6:00 PM at St. Patrick's Church, Via Boncompagni, N. 31 (at the corner of Via Piemonte and Via Boncompagni, down from the US Embassy and Via Veneto)

and at

The Chapel at Marymount International School:

Sunday at 11:00 AM, off of Via Cassia

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. There will be no General Audiences for the entire month of July, but there will be the Angelus every Sunday at 12 Noon in St. Peter's Square. In August there will be General Papal Audiences on August 20 and 27 (not on August 13). Tickets are NOT REQUIRED for the August audiences. In fact, no tickets are being printed, so please do not order them from us or from anyone else. Just go very early!!

Please click here to order Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for September.

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 August 24, 2014, posted August 18):

Dear Parishioners, Friends, Alumni and Religious Education Families,

In the midst of summer, most of us are still thinking about vacations or at least slowing down, especially with this nicer than usual August weather and fewer people hogging the roads and sidewalks. The Scripture readings this Sunday take us in a different direction, however. In the gospel, Simon Peter is identified as the rock upon which Christ’s church is to be built. As Fr. Daniel Harrington says in America magazine, “The idea is that the church built on Peter will be a place of stability, strength and permanence. But what an unlikely symbol of stability we find in Peter.” He has been previously called a person of little faith, as well as Satan and then denies Jesus three times. It is the encounter with the Risen Christ that made Peter into a fearless preacher of the Gospel and a martyr willing to die for his faith in Jesus.

As Fr. Harrington concludes, “If God could make the impulsive, wavering Simon into Peter the rock of stability, then surely God can transform any of us. His startling transformation reminds us that the crucified and risen Jesus is the ultimate source of Christian hope, and that therefore there is hope for us all. And hope is what we need in these trying times.”

This weekend I will preside and preach at the Saturday evening 5:45 PM Mass in the Carthusian Chapel of Santa Maria degli Angeli, as well as at the 9 AM Mass at the main altar of Santa Maria and at the 10 AM Mass at San Camillo. I need extra help at all of these Masses, setting up, cleaning up, welcoming tourists and just being present and supportive.

If you have not yet signed up your family for our Religious Education Program, please do so as soon as possible. Application forms are available from me by email only. There is now a waiting list for the First Communion classes, but room in our Confirmation class and all the grades in-between. Active parishioners have priority.

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or know someone who is, please contact Fr. Steve as soon as possible. This is a good time to begin this process culminating at Easter.

Please pray for our Paulist seminarians Matthew Berrios, Ryan Casey, Michael Hennessy, Steve Petroff, Stuart Wilson-Smith who renewed their Paulist Promises this past Sunday in the Church of St. Mary’s on the Lake in Lake George, New York. We also pray for Paulist seminarians Daniel Arthur, Michael Cruickshank, Evan Cummings and Paolo Puccini who completed their novice year and made their First Promises on July 26. And we pray for Patrick Christ, Daniel Watts and Majdi Ammari who will enter the Paulist novitiate later this month. These 12 men are the future of the Paulist Fathers. They very much appreciate your prayers throughout the year.

And finally, we continue our prayers for the repose of the soul of Padre Domenico Pacchierini, the chaplain to the Cistercian Nuns of Santa Susanna, who died on Tuesday, August 12. We also pray for the nuns themselves and for Padre Domenico’s family. May perpetual light shine upon him and may he rest in peace.

I hope you continue to enjoy the remainder of the summer and I look forward to seeing all of you very soon. Ciao for now, Fr. Greg

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