Tuesday, 28th June 2022

Donate to the College

Posted on 04. Mar, 2021 by in Banner, Carousel

Would you like to make a donation to the Pontifical Irish College?

This year your donation would make all the difference to the mission of the College. The number of resident students, whose fees are the usual source of day-to-day funding for the College, have been reduced by more than half as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

With that in mind, and conscious of the need to persevere in difficult times, we are seeking the support and assistance of all friends of the College. We are grateful to the many people who have already made enquiries as to how they might offer a donation. It is in response to your generous suggestions that we have created an online means to donate. 

If you would like to read more about the charitable status of the College, about our history, and about how your donation would be used this year, please click here

If you are ready to make a donation already, please click here

Thank you for your generosity, and know that you are remembered here with gratitude in our daily prayer. 


March 2021


Sunday Mass at the Irish College

Posted on 05. Jul, 2020 by in Banner, Carousel

Sunday Mass at the Irish College



Mass is celebrated in the Irish College at 10 am each Sunday

ADVISORY: Contacting the College

Posted on 13. Mar, 2020 by in Carousel

If you wish to contact the College, please do so by email to matteo.fermani@irishcollege.org & alessia.girotti@irishcollege.org and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

The office is open from Monday to Thursday form 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00 pm to 6.00pm Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm




ADVISORY: Sunday Mass at the Irish College

Posted on 07. Mar, 2020 by in Carousel

© Pharexia / https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:COVID-19_Outbreak_World_Map.svg / CC-BY-SA-4.0

The spiritual journey of Lent 2020 has taken on a new form due to the international health emergency linked to covid-19. The Church of Rome responds with faith, proposing the traditional means of spiritual struggle: prayer, fasting, charity. These guidelines want to give concrete form to the way of living these ordinary instruments of the Lenten journey in the current context…
Monsignor Pierangelo Pedretti, prelate secretary of the Vicariate of the Diocese of Rome, 5 March 2020

As all are aware, the emergence of the coronavirus has resulted in various measures designed to mitigate the outbreak in the population generally.

As a result, the College has decided that there will not be a celebration of Sunday Eucharist which is open to the public. This is an interim measure, taking account both of civil legislation here in Italy as well as ecclesiastical norms issued by the Diocese of Rome.



For more information please click on the links below:



Heywood Community School Choir in Concert, 21st September 2019

Posted on 09. Aug, 2019 by in Carousel

Sacred Music Choir and Traditional Irish Music Group

The Heywood Community School Sacred Music Choir and Traditional Irish Music Group, under the direction of Julianne Woods, will be in Concert on Saturday evening, 21st September 2019, at 6pm.

All are welcome to attend this very special event! 


Date: Saturday 21st September 2019

Time: 6pm

Venue: Pontifical Irish College

Lenten Charity 2019

Posted on 09. Jun, 2019 by in Carousel

On Sunday 9th June, the feast of Pentecost, our Rector, Msgr Ciarán O’Carroll announced the proceeds of our Lenten Charity Collection. The College chose two charities this year: Trócaire, which is the Irish Bishops’ Conference development organisation, and ACERO (Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation).

The total amount raised was €2,650 which will be equally divided between the chosen charities.

This was achieved in a number of ways: contributions from all residents of the College, from the Sunday congregation, through raffles at the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, and through our “Fasting Friday” initiative throughout Lent. We are grateful to everyone who supported these worthy causes! 

For more information about ACERO please click here

For more information about Trócaire please click here

Sant’Egidio Community Lunch with Guests 2019

Posted on 02. May, 2019 by in Carousel

Fr Roberto Cherubini presides at Mass in the College Chapel of All the Saints of Ireland, 1st May 2019 – Images courtesy of Tino Veneziano

On the 1st of May, Memorial of St Joseph the Worker, and the festa del lavoro here in Italy, the Irish College community hosted approximately four hundred guests as well as volunteers for Mass followed by lunch. Fr Roberto Cherubini, a member of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio, and a friend of the Irish College over many years, was the chief celebrant of the Mass. 

For more information about the Comunità di Sant’Egidio click here

This time of prayer and shared meal has become a well-established annual occasion on the Irish College Calendar. It is an opportunity for us, seminarians and priests, to minister alongside the members of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio here in Rome.

Entertainment for the Guests after Lunch – Images courtesy of Tino Veneziano

All of the Irish seminarians at the College complete at least one pastoral placement with the Comunità during their time of formation in the city. 

For more images from the day please click here. 

St Patrick’s Day 2019

Posted on 03. Mar, 2019 by in Carousel

The annual St Patrick’s Day Mass for the Irish in Rome, and all those devoted to St Patrick, will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Church, Via Boncompagni, 31, on Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 10.30am. To view the location of St Patrick’s Church on the map, click here.

Please note: there will not be Mass at the Irish College that day.

On Saturday 16th March, the College community welcome you to join them for a Concerto Cristologico in honour of St Patrick to be led by the Circolo di San Pietro. To conclude the evening’s celebrations in honour of our patron saint, refreshments will be served. You are invited to gather at the College from 5:30pm. The Concerto Cristologico will commence at 6pm.

Please send an email to irish.college.events@gmail.com if you intend to join us on the evening.

Christmas Arrangements at the College

Posted on 20. Dec, 2018 by in Carousel


Sunday, 16th December 2018: Mass as usual at 10.00am

Sunday, 23rd December 2018: No public Mass at the College

Christmas Day, 25th December 2018: No public Mass at the College

Sunday, 30th December 2018: No public Mass at the College

Epiphany, Sunday 6th January 2019: No public Mass at the College

The Baptism of the Lord, Sunday 13th January 2019: Mass as usual at 10.00am


The community of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, wish all the members of the Sunday Mass congregation, and all friends of the College, a blessed and happy Christmas.

Advent Carol Service 2018

Posted on 07. Dec, 2018 by in Carousel

Advent Service and Carols 2017

An Advent Service and Carols will take place this Sunday, 9th December, at 5pm in the College Chapel. All are welcome to join us!