Weddings at the Vatican : General Wedding Info


Because of an increase in our parish responsibilities we are no longer accepting requests for weddings at St. Peter's Basilica.  We also do not have any information about weddings at the Church of Sant'Anna in Vatican City.

Many Catholics are interested in being married at St. Peter's Basilica. In the Vatican City State (i.e.: St. Peter's Basilica) the civil and religious processes used to be combined in one liturgy.  However, now Americans and other nationalities are required to be married civillly in their own countries before their religious wedding at St. Peter's.  Please note that you do not have to go through us to have a wedding at St. Peter's. If your priest lives in Rome, he can make the arrangements for you. However, many couples ask for our assistance, since either their priest lives outside of Italy, or they wish us to preside at their wedding.


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.

As Romans Do


Unfortunately we have no more copies of our Jubilee edition (2017/2018) of As Romans Do, our periodic guide for pilgrims to Rome. Much of the information in this Guide Book is on our website. We hope that the 2019-2020 edition of As Romans Do will be ready by Easter 2019.  Please do not request the 2019 edition at this time but wait until it's publication is announced. Click for more info!

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