English Language Mass in Rome

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There’s no shortage of churches in Rome, certainly, but if you are looking to attend mass rather than just admire the art/architecture, you might (not) be surprised to find that most masses are in Italian language! If you are hoping to find a place with mass in English, you’re in luck because there are actually quite a few places that do. The most obvious choice is Santa Susanna, which is the official American Catholic Church of Rome. It’s located at Via Venti Settembre, 15 (Services: 18:00-Sat, 9:00 and 10:30-Sun. English language mass, like all other masses in Rome, are completely free events.

Here’s a listing of other Churches in Rome that have regular English-Language masses, as well as mass in some other languages:

-All Saints’ Church (Church of England), Via del Babuino, 153B, Tel/Fax: (+39) 06.3600.1881, Services: 08:30 and 10:30 Eucharist (Sun.)

– Footsteps Fresh Expression of Church (interdenominational groups meeting for worship and study in Casal Palocco and La Storta). email= akfsmes.styles@tiscali.it

-St. Paul’s Within-the-Walls (Episcopal), Via Napoli, 58, Tel: (+39) 06.488.3339. Services: Eucharist 08:30 and 10:30 (Sun), 13:00: Eucharist in Spanish

-International Christian Fellowship (Assemblies of God), Via Guido Castelnuovo, 28 00146 Rome. Tel: (+39) 06.552.00861. Services: 11:00 (Sun).

-Rome Baptist Church, Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, 35, Tel: (39) 06.687.6652, email= romebaptist@gmail.com, Worship on Sunday: English 10:30, Tagalog 13:00, Mandarin 15:00, Italian 18:00

-Ponte Sant’Angelo Methodist Church, Piazza di Ponte Sant’ Angelo, Tel: (+39) 06.686.8314. Services: 10:30 (Sun.), email= methodistchurchrome@virgilio.it

-The Salvation Army, Via degli Apuli 42, Tel: (+39) 06 44 74 06.Services: 10:30 (Sun.)

-St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), Via Venti Settembre, 7, Tel: (+39) 06.482.7627, Services: 11.00 (Sun.)

-St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Irish), Via Boncompagni, 60, Tel: (+39) 06.429.03.787. Services: 10.00 (Sun.)

-Basilica di San Silvestro in Capite (Catholic), Piazza San Silvestro, 17A, Tel:. (+39) 06.697.7121, Services: 10:00 and 17:30 (Sun.) email= sansilvestro17@gmail.com

-Church of Sweden, Via A. Bertoloni 1E, Tel: (+39)06.808.0474. Services: 11:15 (Sun) (in Swedish).

That being said, it can also be nice to attend Mass in Italian or Latin even especially in the most beautiful Basilicas of Rome.  Here are Catholic Masses held in the Vatican’s largest “Patriarchal” or “Papal” Basilicas.  Papal Basilicas are churches where there is an altar set aside for the Holy Father the Pope himself to lead Mass on special occasions.

Here’s the list along with contact details should you wish to arrange special occasions including baptisms, marriages, or confirmations while in Rome:

  • Papal Basilica of Saint Peter – Vatican

    General Information: fax +39.06.698.85518
    Sacristy +39.06.698.83712
    Daily Mass Schedule: 9-10-11-12-17
    Sundays and Holiday Mass Schedule: 9-10.30-11.30-12.15-13-16-17.30
    Only for information concerning the celebration of Sacraments:
    Baptism of newborn babies, Confirmation of adults, Marriages
    Parish Office: fax +39.06.698.85793

  • Basilica of Saint John Lateran

    Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4
    Sacristy +39.06.69886433
    Parish Office +39.06.69886433
    Mass Times:
    Winter Schedule: 7-8-9-10-11-12-17 (Sunday 17-18)
    Summer Schedule: 7-8-9-10-11-12-18

  • Via Liberiana, 27
    Sacristy +39.06.69886800 Fax +39.06.69886817
    Parish Office – Via Carlo Alberto, 47  +39.06.4465836
    Reception – Via Liberiana, 27  +39.06.69886821
    Mass Times:
    Sunday: 7-8-9-10-11-12-18
    Monday-Saturday: 7-8-9-10-12-18

  • Via Ostiense, 186
    Sacristy +39.06.45434185 (Weekdays 8:00-12:00/16:00-19:00)
    Group reservations: Fax +39.06.45434185 or by E-MAIL
    Mass Times:
    Weekday Winter Schedule: 6.45-8-9-10.30-17 (Daylight saving.)
    Festive Summer Schedule: 7-8-9-10.30-12-18 (Saturday and pre-festive 18:00)
    Pontifical Administration Papal Basilica Tel. +39.06.69880800 Fax +39.06.69880803
    Benedictine Abbey of Saint Paul Outside the Walls Tel. +39.06.45435574
    Via Ostiense, 186 (Mon.-Sat. 8.30-12.30/16.00-19.00)