• Ice Cream Social St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary May 6, 2018
  • Studying the St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary Exhibit
  • Parent and Child Dance at Mardi Gras Party
  • "Father Toner" and Father Ed join in the dance
  • Grotto in Autumn Splendor photo by John Engel
  • Blessing Pets Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Parish Pilgrimage to Scranton Cathedral Jubilee Year of Mercy
  • Labor Day Mass State Road Ireland Cemetery (photo JH Engle)
  • 175th Anniversary Mass with Bishop Bambera June 22, 2016
  • Full Armor Band provides liturgical music at Mass prior to concert May 14, 2016
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Church
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • Grotto 100th Anniversary Procession from church
  • Lourdes History from Fr. Ed, Grotto History from Henry Farley
  • Grotto 100th Anniversary Fr. Ed sprinkles holy water
  • Ice Cream Social at Grotto 100th anniversary celebration


Welcome to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda!

Mass Schedule:
Saturday (Vigil) 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m., 11 a.m.

Weekday Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

Holy Day Masses:
Vigil 7 p.m.
Holy Day 8:30 a.m., and 12:10 pm

Confessions heard daily before Mass at 8 a.m. and Saturdays at 4:15 p.m.

Contact Us

Saints Peter and Paul Church Rectory
106 3rd St.
Towanda, Pennsylvania 18848
Phone 570-265-2113
Fax 570-265-2114


  • "FORMED" on-Line Resources available

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    Click on bottom right  on screen "Register" - sign up using parish Code

    Enter Parish Code RZ8ZR8 (case sensitive) and your email address

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  • Parish historical deck of cards are available now; also mugs, wineglasses & historical booklet

    Price is $8 per deck; check made out to SS Peter & Paul Church 175thk.  Mugs $5; wineglass $2; Historical Booklet $5

    Parish office hours 9 am - 3 pm Monday through Thursday; phonw 570-265-2113; email stppp@epix.net

    Order may also be submitted from History button on this website

  • Apr 1, 2016: Statement from Bishop Bambera

    The Diocese of Scranton encourages anyone who has been sexually abused by a member of the clergy or anyone else, to immediately notify local law enforcement authorities; and to contact Joseph DeVizia,Victim's Assistance  Coordinator, at 570-862-7551; or Monsignor Thomas M. Muldowney, vicar General of the Diocese of Scranton, at 570-207-2269.  We also urge anyone to report incidents of child abuse immediately to Pennsylvania ChildLine; the toll-free number is 1-800-932-0313.

    The Diocese of Scranton is committed to protecting children and to providing support to victims of sexual abuse.  In acknowledging the pain suffered by survivors of abuse, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, requests the faithful of the Diocese to join him in praying for the healing of all who have been harmed by abuse, for the countless lives affected by such actions, and for the many priests of the diocese of scranton who have been faithful to their vocation and the people they serve.


  • Bishop's Letter Nov 8, 2018
  • Nov 11: Invitation to submit your intentions
    1. Your are invited to submit your intentions for the annual Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving.  Tthis year, your special prayer intentions from those Envelopes will be remembered at a Mass of Thanksgiving to be celebrated by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera on Sunday, November 25, at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton. Look for the Intention Envelopes on the table at the entrance to the church. Please fill out an envelope and mail it directly to the Diocese by November 19; or you may place the envelope in the collection basket or return to the Parish Office this week. We need to return them to the Development Office ASAP.

    Important: Parishioners do not have to make a gift to the Appeal to submit a prayer intention. If anyone does wish to make a gift to the Appeal, they may do so along with their prayer intention envelope.


  • Nov 22: Thanksgiving Day Mass 9:00 am
  • Nov. 22: "FREE" Community Dinner

    Noon until 1 pm:  Traditional Thanksgiving Meal @ Towanda Presbyterian Church

  • Nov 14: Widows' Support Group meeting 1 pm in Grotto Hall

    Bring a non-perishable food item

  • Nov 19: VIRTUS training @ St. Peter's, Wellsboro

    A training for adults in the Protecting God’s Children program (PGC-VIRTUS) is scheduled for Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., with Saint Peter’s Parish, Wellsboro.

    To register, please contact the office by calling 570.724.6322


  • Nov 22: Thanksgiving Day Mass 9:00 am
  • Nov. 22: "FREE" Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    Towanda Pesbyterian Churc Basement from Noon to 1:00 pm:  traditional Thanksgiving meal.

    VOLUNTEERS to help with dinner, contact Fr. Ed ASAP  570-265-2113

  • Nov 23: No Mass
  • Nov 25: No CCD classes --holiday weekend
  • Nov 29: Widows' Support Grou luncheon

    Vo-Tech school

  • Dec 2: Young Families

    Lunch and Advent-Wreath

  • Dec 6: Spaghetti Dinner

    For a “night off” from cooking, plan to attend the December 6th spaghetti dinner at JFK Hall from 4-7 pm: meatballs, spaghetti, salad, & Italian bread for $8 adult; $6 senior/child; special pricing for a family of 4 or more. St. Agnes School PTG and the St. John Neumann Assembly of the Knights of Columbus are preparing this fundraiser each month to help fund the school and the Knights’ charities.


  • Dec 18: "FREE" Community Dinner

    Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes and Sides from 5:30-6:30 pm