Rome: Saint Patrick’s American Community
About Saint Patrick’s American Community in Rome:
The Mission of the Catholic American Community of St. Patrick’s Church (formerly located at Santa Susanna Church) in Rome is to welcome those who come to Rome as pilgrims and tourists seeking to grow in their Catholic faith celebrated in language and ways familiar to them. Although it is interesting to attend Mass in another language, there are many who prefer Mass in their own language (in this case, obviously, English) And that is where Saint Patrick’s fills that desire.
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 and to do everything to make your visit as fulfilling as possible.
The parish offers a great guide to Rome, “As Romans Do”. This 100-page guide to Rome and the Catholic American Community of St. Patrick’s Church (San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi) is a great way to help deepen and enrich your faith during your time in Rome. 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 what it means to be a pilgrim. Just send Fr. Greg your name and address and he will mail you a copy. (They do not have an email version.) All they ask is that you consider sending them a donation to help with postage and to support their ministry here in Rome.
Spiritual Walks of Rome:
Spiritual walks accompanied by Father Greg are available this fall. Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour. Check their website for more details.
Finding the Church of Saint Patrick in Rome:
The church is just down the street from the US Embassy and the Via Veneto…quite easy to reach. They have daily Masses in English, as well as a vigil Mass on Sundays and two English-language Masses on Sundays.
Address: Via Boncompagni, N. 31, 00187 Rome, Italy
Mailing Address: Paulist Fathers, Via Antonio Salandra, N. 6, 00187, Rome, Italy
Tel: (+39) 06.4201.4554 (office) (+.39) 06.488.2748 (rectory)/
(+39) 392.332.5383 (library) Fax: (+39) 06.474.0236 (rectory)
By Subway: Line A: Metro Stop: “Barberini”
By bus: check www.atac.roma.it
Click here for the official website of Saint Patrick’s Church in Rome
Photos courtesy Fr. Greg Apparecel