English Mass in Rome – A Complete Guide

If you are going on holiday to Rome and you need to know where you can hear Mass in English, then this Complete Guide to the English Mass in Rome is what you need.

Gone are the days when the whole Church was united in their liturgical worship with the use of Latin.  Instead, local countries offer the Mass in their own language – in Rome’s case – Italian.  In days of globalisation and cheap travel, the timing of this change is poor to say the least.

Fear not, there are multiple places in Rome where you can attend an English Mass.  We have included a list below of all relevant information both for an English Sunday Mass, and for English Weekday Masses.

Please comment below if you think there is anything we have missed, or if you would like any extra info in addition to the “where and when” info that is included.

Sunday English Mass in Rome

English Mass for Sunday’s and other Holy Days of Obligation are obviously the most important for pilgrims and tourists to know about.  Please therefore find the complete list of churches offering Sunday Mass in English below:

1. Church of San Giorgio in Velabro

Sunday Mass Time: 8:30am

Where: Via del Velabro 19, Rome

Extra Info: During the winter, the Liturgy is celebrated in the chapel inside the convent.  If you wish to participate, ring the bell at Via del Velabro 19

Link:  http://www.sangiorgioinvelabro.org/eng/liturgia.html

2. St Patrick’s Church

Sunday Mass Time: 9am and 10:30am.  The Saturday Vigil time is also at 6pm

Where: Chiesa di San Patrizio, Via Boncompagni 31 (on the corner of Via Piamonte)

Extra Info: This is the church of the American Community in Rome which has moved from the Church of Santa Susanna which is now closed.

Link:  https://stpatricksamericanrome.org/index.php/special-mass-times

3. Domus Australia

Sunday Mass Time: 9am

Where: Via Cernaia 14/B, Rome

Extra Info: This is the chapel of the Domus Australia accommodation.

Link:  http://www.domusaustralia.org/chapel/

4. Basilica of San Clemente

Sunday Mass Time: 10 am

Where: Basilica of San Clemente, Via San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome

Extra Info: Run by the Irish Province of the Dominicans, this is one of my favourite churches in Rome and ideally located just near the Coliseum.  Please enter through the Via San Giovanni in Laterano entrance.

Link:  http://basilicasanclemente.com/eng/

5. Santo Spirito in Sassia (near the Vatican)

Sunday Mass Time: 10 am

Where: Chiesa di Santo Spirito in Sassia, Borgo Santo spirito00193 Rome

Extra Info: This is also the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Rome.  The timing of this Sunday Mass also ties in well for those who wish to attend the Sunday Angelus with the Pope at midday as the Church is only 5 minutes walk from St Peter’s Square.

Link:  http://www.divinamisericordia.it/orari.html

6. Venerable English College

Sunday Mass Time: 10 am

Where: Venerable English College, Via di Monserrato 45, 00186, Rome

Extra Info: This is the seminary for the dioceses of England & Wales in Rome.

Link:  http://www.vecrome.org/mass-times.html

7. Irish College

Sunday Mass Time: 10 am

Where: Irish College, Via dei Santi Quattro 1, 00184, Rome

Extra Info: This is the seminary for the dioceses of Ireland in Rome.

Link:  http://www.irishcollege.org/

8. St Isidore’s College

Sunday Mass Time: 10 am

Where:  Via degli Artisti 41, Rome

Extra Info: This is home of the Irish Order of Franciscan Friars Minor in Rome.

Link:  http://www.stisidoresrome.com

9. Church of Santa Maria della Scala

Sunday Mass Time: 10 am

Where:  Piazza della Scala 23, Trastevere, Rome

Extra Info: This is run by the Discalced Carmillite Friars.

Link:  www.smariadellascala.it

10. Basilica of San Silvestro in Capite

Sunday Mass Time: 10 am and 5:30pm

Where: Piazza San Silvestro 17A, 00187, Rome

Extra Info: This is run by the Palatine fathers.

Link:  http://sansilvestroincapite.info/

11. Church of Saint Francis Xavier del Caravita

Sunday Mass Time: 11 am

Where: Via Caravita 7, Rome

Extra Info: This is run by the international Catholic community – Caravita.

Link:  http://caravita.org/

12. Church of Marymount International School

Sunday Mass Time: 11 am

Where: off Via Cassia, Rome

Extra Info: This is run by the American Community in Rome and is a Family Mass.

Link:  https://stpatricksamericanrome.org/index.php/our-community/mass-times-directions

13. Church of Sant’Anna

Sunday Mass Time: 3:30pm

Where: Via Sant’Anna, Vatican City – just in Porta Sant’Anna where the Swiss Guards are on the right

Extra Info: This is inside the Vatican and the Swiss Guards will point it out to you.

Link:  http://www.santanna.va/index.html?path=/

14. Basilica of San Giovanni de’Fiorentini

Sunday Mass Time: 6pm

Where: Via Acciaioli, 2, 00186 Rome

Extra Info: This is run by the Palatine fathers.

Link:  sangiovannideifiorentini.net

Daily Weekday English Mass in Rome

1. Church of San Giorgio in Velabro

Weekday Mass Time: 7:30am Monday – Friday; 8:30am on Saturdays

Where: Via del Velabro 19, Rome

Extra Info: During the winter, the Liturgy is celebrated in the chapel inside the convent.  If you wish to participate, ring the bell at Via del Velabro 19

Link:  http://www.sangiorgioinvelabro.org/eng/liturgia.html

2. St Patrick’s Church

Weekday Mass Time: 6pm.  

Where: Chiesa di San Patrizio, Via Boncompagni 31 (on the corner of Via Piamonte)

Extra Info: This is the church of the American Community in Rome which has moved from the Church of Santa Susanna which is now closed.

Link:  https://stpatricksamericanrome.org/index.php/special-mass-times

3. Domus Australia

Sunday Mass Time: 6pm Monday to Friday

Where: Via Cernaia 14/B, Rome

Extra Info: This is the chapel of the Domus Australia accommodation.

Link:  http://www.domusaustralia.org/chapel/

4. San Lorenzo in Piscibus

Weekday Mass Time: 6pm on Tuesdays; 6:30pm on Fridays

Where: Via P. Pancrazio Pfeiffer 24, Rome

Link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Lorenzo_in_Piscibus

5. Venerable English College

Sunday Mass Time: 6:30pm on weekdays during term time

Where: Venerable English College, Via di Monserrato 45, 00186, Rome

Extra Info: This is the seminary for the dioceses of England & Wales in Rome.

Link:  http://www.vecrome.org/mass-times.html

6. Church of St Dorothy

Weekday Mass Time: 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month

Where: Santa Dorotea, via Santa Dorotea n. 23, Rome

Link:  http://www.parrocchiasantadorotea.com/orariosantemesse.html

 

If you know of any other places offering Mass in English, please leave a comment below.  Thank you.

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