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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, 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 (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

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 (This Mass will not take place over the summer.   It resumes on Sunday, September 13, 2015)

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)

For information about our Religious Education Program (Catechism, First Communion, Confirmation), click on Religious Education.

Santa Susanna English-Language Library is OPEN, even though the Church is closed. Our summer opening hours are: Tuesdays, 10 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays: 3 to 6 PM, and Sundays, 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Via XX Settembre, 15, Second Floor, Phone: 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 tickets for September and October.

There will be audiences on the four Wednesdays of August. However, for these audiences, tickets are not necessary for anyone and are not distributed at all. The Pope’s schedule through December 2015 can now be found on the Vatican website, Please note that there will not be an audience on September 23 as the Pope will be in the United States. We have no information about Pope Francis' trip to the US nor do we have access to any events there. We do not provide tickets to other Papal events, such as Masses and Canonizations. Also there will not be audiences on November 25 or December 23.

As Romans Do, our 144 page guide to Rome and Santa Susanna is a real treasure and available to all. It is also an excellent guide for visitors, pilgrims and new residents coming to Rome. 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 years. Please 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. We are currently preparing a new smaller edition for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  This book will be availabile beginning November 15, 2015.

WEEKLY PARISH NEWSLETTER (for Sunday, August 30, posted on August 24):

Dear Parishioners, Alumni and Friends of Santa Susanna Church,

Greetings as we approach the exciting and fun-filled world of September in Rome. It is a time of new beginnings, new parishioners, new schools, new jobs and new friends. How appropriate then are the words of St. James in Sunday’s Second Reading: “Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.” We can be DOERS of the Word in our families, in our schools, in our work, in our friendships, in our community and in our world.

Tomorrow marks the return of our great Vice Rector, Father Steve Bossi, on the second year anniversary of his arrival here in Rome. My only wish for Fr. Steve is the same one I had last year: that one day soon he will be able to celebrate the Eucharist with all of us again in our own Church of Santa Susanna. This weekend, however, Fr. Steve will preside and preach at the 5:45 PM Mass on Saturday in the Carthusian Chapel of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri as well as the 10 AM Sunday Mass in the Basilica of San Camillo de Lellis. I will celebrate the 9 AM Sunday Mass at the main altar of Santa Maria. The 11 AM Mass in the Marymount Chapel returns on September 13.

Our Family Based Religious Education Program fills up faster and faster every year. The First Communion classes still have a couple of spaces and we have room in the Confirmation class and in the non-sacramental classes, that is Grades 1 through 8. Minimum age for First Communion is 8 years and Third Grade (American system). For Confirmation it is age 14. This change applies for both our Religious Education Program and for students at Marymount International School. This change was not our decision, but that of the Vicariato di Roma. For the family interviews for the sacramental classes, my goal is to have all of these meetings completed by September 10, so please make an appointment in the next couple of days.

We are currently preparing the new edition of As Romans Do, a Guide for Pilgrims, Parishioners and Visitors to Rome. It also has a special section on the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy which begins on December 8 and continues through most of 2016. We need help proofing, but also soliciting ads for this book, which is used extensively. Also, as we do not yet have a new Director of Religious Education, I will need adult volunteers to assist me with the Parent Orientation Day on September 12, especially with registration, payment and handing out the books. Any help with either of these projects would be most welcome.

The St. Nicholas Charity Serata Committee is calling for as much help as possible as we begin preparing for the Gala Event of the Christmas Social Season on December 5, 2015. For those of you who are new, the Serata is a Gala Dinner Dance, which includes a Silent and a Live Auction, as well as a Raffle. The entire proceeds go directly to specific Roman charities.

And finally, I especially want to welcome all of our new parishioners and look forward to getting to know you. I also hope to see all of our returning parishioners this weekend and hope everyone had, or is still having, a great and restful vacation. Ciao for now, Fr. Greg

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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:

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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Full Mass times

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