After a break of two weeks due to a change in the procedure for obtaining audience tickets, we have returned to our usual service. Once you have requested your audience tickets, you must pick them up in person the day before the audience at the St. Patrick's Church Sacristy between 4:30 and 6:15 PM. Our address is: Via Boncompagni, N. 31, near the corner of Via Boncompagni and Via Piemonte, just down the street from the Via Veneto and the U.S. Embassy to Italy. Please click here for Map and Public Transportation Directions! This is the new home of the Catholic American Community of Rome (formerly located at Santa Susanna Church) Please do not come before 4:30 PM. The Church opens at 4:00 PM, so you are welcome to come in and pray while you wait. Our daily Mass in English is at 6 PM and we would be happy if you are able to stay and worship with us. Our secretary Rosanna will respond to you within two weeks of your desired date. If you do not receive a notice, check your SPAM file. Also, check this website on Tuesday mornings in case there is a change in the audience or picking up of tickets.
The next two Papal audiences are March 18 and 25 (There is no audience on March 11th). Tickets for audiences and papal Masses are also available by writing directly (by post) to: The Prefecture of the Pontifical Household, 00120 Vatican City State. Also, on www.vatican.va - under Prefecture of the Papal Household, you will find a form to fill, print and MAIL. For Audience tickets, however, please DO NOT DOUBLE BOOK! This causes great problems for the Papal Household in knowing how many people will be attending each audience. So choose either to book with our form, or write directly to the Papal Household. Please note that if you are going to the February 26 audience that ashes will not be distributed. You are welcome to attend one of our Masses at St. Patrick's Church on Ash Wednesday: 12 noon or 6 PM. Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.
The Metro stop BARBERINI has re-opened for exiting only. You are now able to EXIT the Barberini station (but not enter it). This is actually good for us in that you will be able to take the A line to Barberini, exit and then take one of the Buses on Via Veneto which after two stops will let you off a block from St. Patrick's. (Bus 63 or 83). You can also come to St. Patrick's by bus, by taxi (tell them Via Boncompagni at Via Piemonte) or by walking, and join us for Mass in English!
Because of the volume of requests we receive, we cannot always send you an email confirming your ticket request. If your email went through, please presume that we have received your request and will put tickets aside for you. It is NOT NECESSARY to call us to confirm, but please, please, let us know if you are cancelling. We are being given less tickets to distribute this year (2020) so we need to know if you are not coming so we can release your tickets to someone else. And please doublecheck our website on Tuesday mornings.
- If you have a problem with this application form, you can contact us directly. Please include your name, the number of tickets and the date of the audience.
- We are located at Via Boncompagni, N. 31, near the corner of Via Boncompagni and Via Piemonte, near the US Embassy and the Via Veneto. You can reach the Church by bus, taxi, subway or on foot. the nearest metro stop is Barberini. By bus: check www.atac.roma.it
- Please Note: Because of the number of ticket requests we receive, we can no longer respond right away to your emails! In most cases if the email has gone through, then we have received your request and will put tickets aside for you. If you are concerned to confirm your ticket request, just come on Tuesday afternoon between 4:30 and 6:15 PM. Please do not call us to check on your tickets. We have recorded every request. We have responded to every request, usually within two to three weeks of your desired date. Sometimes our response goes into your SPAM folder. We have your tickets. There is no need to call us. But remember there are no tickets printed during the month of August. No one has tickets because there aren't any. Just go DIRECTLY to the Paul VI Audience Hall between 7.30 and 8 AM on Wednesday morning.
- PAPAL AUDIENCE TICKETS are always free of charge. However, if you would like to make a donation to St. Patrick's Catholic American Community so that we can continue this service for pilgrims and tourists, we would greatly appreciate it. With increasing crowds, it is more and more difficult for us to pick up the papal tickets on Tuesdays, as well as record requests and make the tickets available. Anything you can offer is greatly appreciated, but again THESE TICKETS ARE TOTALLY FREE, so the offering is up to you.
We do not supply tickets for the Jubilee Masses, Canonization Masses, or the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Vigil or the Easter Morning Masses at Saint Peter's Basilica with the Holy Father. We only offer tickets for the Wednesday General Audiences.