The Church of Santa Susanna - Home of the American Catholic Church in Rome
Our Church
Coming to Rome
Visitor Information
On Pilgrimage
Pope and Vatican
Weddings in Rome
Our Unique History
For New Residents
The Paulist Staff
Contact Us

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!

FALL BACKWARD!! Please note that in Italy the TIME CHANGES this coming weekend, October 25/26 at 2 AM on Sunday morning. So move your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!!!  You'll get an extra hour's sleep!!

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. Very special Used Book Sale, October 22-31, during regular opening hours: 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 10:30 AM. Please click here to order Papal Wednesday morning Audience Tickets for October 29, November 5, 12, 19 and 26, and December 3, 10 and 17 (no audiences on December 24 or 31).

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 October 26, 2014, posted October 20):

Dear Parishioners, Religious Education Families, Friends and Alumni,

Thursday, October 23, marks the 165th Anniversary of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Father Isaac Thomas Hecker, the founder of the Paulist Fathers. The intention for the 6 PM Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on Thursday will be for the Canonization Cause of Fr. Hecker, as requested by our new Paulist President, Father Eric Andrews, CSP. All of our Paulist parishes, campus and information centers, and national offices have been asked to spend this day in prayer. The Paulists were founded in 1858 by Fr. Isaac Thomas Hecker, who was named “Servant of God” in 2008 when the Cause for his Canonization was begun in New York City.

A month ago it was announced that there is a potential miracle attributed to Fr. Hecker that is currently being investigated as we journey toward the beatification and canonization of Fr. Hecker. The Diocese of Knoxville (Tennessee) formally opened an official diocesan inquiry into this miracle and it is expected to conclude in November. At that point the results will be sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the Vatican. Please join us in prayer this week and especially on Thursday as we pray for the advancement of Fr. Hecker’s Cause for Sainthood. There are pamphlets at the entrances to all of our Masses which explain the Path to Sainthood and the Life of Fr. Isaac Hecker.

The St. Nicholas Charity Serata is Saturday, December 6. We now need all the help we can get to make this the best and most successful Serata ever. Remember that all of the proceeds go directly to nine specific Roman charities. We need brand new, creative and exciting donations for our Live and Silent Auctions. We need Theme Baskets, Dinners at your favorite restaurants, Ipods, Iphones, Childrens Books, toys, exotic jewelry, paintings, presepios, weekends for two at hotels and special services (spas, pottery lessons, hair salons), and perhaps a Smart Car, a motorino, and an original painting by a movie star. Send me an email with your donation. We are now dusting off the Christmas trees and starlights, creating a fantastic menu, and arranging magnificent table settings. Dinner Tickets go on sale on November 2.

Our Adult Scripture Course is held on Mondays, following our S. Susanna 6 PM Mass at St. Patrick’s Church. Our Spiritual Walking Tours continue on Tuesday, October 28, with S. Maria Maggiore and Beyond. Meet at 9.30 AM at S. Susanna. Our Library Used Book Sale continues until Friday, October 31. The Library is located at Via XX Settembre, n. 15, in the building to the right of the Church. This Sunday is Time and Talent Sunday, emphasizing how each of you can be involved this year in the Santa Susanna community. Fr. Steve and I will present a very brief form to fill out at the Masses this weekend. Deacon Ryan Boyle preaches at the Saturday 5:45 PM and Sunday 9 AM at S. Maria, with myself and Fr. John Maher as presiders. Fr. Steve celebrates the 10 AM Mass at S. Camillo and I am the celebrant at the 11 AM at Marymount with the Mansager, Gaeta and Burgin Families providing hospitality.

Alumni living in the Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland area, please note that we will have an Alumni Dinner Party on Saturday night, November 8, at a home in Northern Virginia. If interested, I can send you all the details. Time changes here in Italy one week earlier than it does in the United States, so do not be confused. Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, October 25, and sleep soundly for an extra hour. Do not forget! Take care. Ciao for now, Father Greg

Full Mass times

Back to the top