FALL Spiritual Walking Tours with Fr. Greg

September 17 and 24; October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2019

The ALL Day trips are:  Cortona (October 9) and Florence (November 6).

Tuesday Mornings, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (time approximate)

Requested Donation: 10 Euro for each morning walking tour (Costs for Day Tours to be determined)

Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour.

Except for the day trips, all tours begin at the Piazza della Repubblica in front of the Farmacia (Pharmacy with the large Green Cross) at 9:30 AM. Fr. Greg will have a sign. It’s right next to the Metro entrance, left side if you are facing the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. If you get lost call (+39 ) 347.367.9025.  

                            These tours involve a great deal of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.  And don’t worry, there’s always a cappuccino break!

click here for a pdf version of the schedule

September 17, 2019: From Marcus Aurelius to San Marco. We will tour the Campidoglio Museum, plus Santa Maria Ara Coeli and San Marco.

September 24, 2019: Catacombs of Sant’Agnese and the Basilicas of Sant’Agnese and Santa Costanza (entrance and guide fee 8 euro extra.)

October 1, 2019: The Church of the Gesu and Nearby Churches: We will tour the Church of the Gesu, where Jesuit founder St. Ignatius of Loyola is buried, and the Churches of San Marco, Santa Maria in Campitelli, Sant’Ambrogio and the Turtle Fountain at the Piazza Mattei.

October 8, 2019: The Coelian Hill Spiritual Walk. Santa Maria in Domnica, Santo Stefano Rotondo, Ss. Giovanni e Paolo, and San Gregorio.   Will try to get tickets for Scavi tour below Ss. Giovanni e Paolo.

October 15, 2019: Churches Near the Piazza della Repubblica. Includes Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, San Carlino, San Bernardo, Santa Maria della Vittoria, San Vito, Santa Susanna (Facade only) and Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri.

October 22, 2019: The Trevi Fountain Area Churches: Ss. Vincenzo e Anastasia, Santa Maria in Trivio, Oratorio dell Croce, Santa Maria in Via, San Marcello al Corso, XII Apostoli and Cappella della Madonna del Archetto.

Our newest edition of As Romans Do, our periodic guide for pilgrims to Rome, is now available. This 100-page guide to Rome and the Catholic American Community of St. Patrick’s Church is a real treasure. The Paulists currently on staff (Fr. Greg Apparcel and Fr. Steve Petroff) and the entire St. Patrick’s Community are ready and willing to assist all pilgrims coming to Rome in 2020 and 2021 and to do everything to make your visit as fulfilling as possible.

This edition of As Romans Do is dedicated to all of you who seek to 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 our parish, our Church and life in Rome.  Just send your name and address and he will happy to mail you a copy:    (We do not have an email version.) All we ask is that you consider sending us a donation to help with postage and to support our ministry here at St. Patrick’s.












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Reservations are necessary. Fees are collected on the tour.

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Mass Times and Directions

Masses in English with the American Community are now permanently at the Church of St. Patrick (Chiesa di S. Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi), Via Boncompagni 31. Click here for our New Mass schedule at St.Patrick's. For Holy Days and special Liturgies (including our Christmas/New Year's Schedule), see also special Mass times.

Papal Audiences

On most Wednesdays throughout the year, Pope Francis holds a public audience in St. Peter's Square in front of St. Peter's Basilica. To request tickets to the Wednesday Papal Audience, please click here .


To make donations to St. Patrick's American Community in Rome, you can click on the secure PayPal/Credit card "DONATE" link below. If you need a tax credit letter, it is best not to use PayPal "DONATE", but make your donations by checks made out to “Paulist Fathers”, a US entity, and Fr. Greg can issue a letter for your taxes. You can mail this check or you can give US dollars in person. We hope this inconvenience won't discourage you from donating to the St. Patrick's American Community as we are much in need of your support.

As Romans Do


Our newest edition of As Romans Do, 2019-2020, our periodic guide for pilgrims to Rome, is now available. This 100-page guide to Rome and the Catholic American Community of St. Patrick’s Church is a real treasure. Click for more info!

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