• Saints Peter and Paul Church, founded in 1841
  • Eucharistic Adoration in Grotto Hall Chapel
  • SS Peter & Paul Rectory and Parish Office
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • St. Agnes, the patroness of our school.
  • Ice Cream Social St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary May 6, 2018
  • Studying the St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary Exhibit
  • Rally for Life January 17, 2016 at Bradford County Courthouse and SS Peter & Paul Church
  • "Father Toner" and Father Ed join in the dance
  • 175th Anniversary Mass with Bishop Bambera June 22, 2016
  • Blessing Pets Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Advent Wreath-craft, Food, for 3 generations; Photo Dominic Tavani
  • SSPP Feast Day Breakfast 2019; photo by Dominic Tavani
  • Success at Fish-0-rama 2019, photo by Trudy Ventello


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


  • October is Exraordinary Missionary Month

    Extraordinary Missionary Month Mass: The faithful of the Diocese are encouraged to join in the Regional Masses to celebrate Extraordinary Missionary Month [EMM].  Pope Francis dedicated this year’s mission month of October to be an extraordinary time of prayer, reflection, learning and sacrifice regarding the missionary work of the Church far and wide.  Fr. Brian J.T. Clarke, Diocesan Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist for each of the four regional Masses.  After Mass, there will be a time for fellowship and Fr. Clarke will offer a brief reflection on EMM and the missionary work of the Church. The local celebration in our region will be [please insert from below].  Mass will be celebrated at 6pm each night. 
    Wednesday, October 16th 2019, at Chris the King Parish, 429 Church Street, Archbald, PA 18403
    Wednesday, October 23rd 2019. at Resurrection Parish, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756
    Wednesday, October 30th 2019, at Our Lady of Victory Parish, Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville, PA 18372‚Äč

  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

    Are you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith and/or becoming a member of the Church? An RCIA class is being formed to assist those interested in learning more and/or becoming a member of the Catholic Church. Please see Fr. Ed or call 570-265-2113 for more information.


  • 2019 Jan. 22: Diocese Launches Independent Survivors Compensation Program

    Dear Friends,

    As you may be aware, today the Diocese of Scranton launched its Independent Survivors Compensation Program to compensate survivors of child sexual abuse.

    This Program comes on the heels of the Grand Jury report, and is the latest step the Diocese has taken as we work to support survivors of abuse and eradicate abuse from the Church altogether. As you likely know, our Victim Assistance Coordinator helps to provide emotional, psychological and pastoral care to survivors of abuse, and survivors will now have the option to file a claim for compensation. We adhere to a strict zero tolerance policy on abuse, and have a number of prevention initiatives including extensive training and background checks. As we continue to improve our policies, launching this Program was a natural next step.

    Today Bishop Bambera shares a video address with the faithful of our church. I encourage you to view this video via the link noted below and also on our website. I hope this video answers your questions about the Program launch. However, I welcome you to reach out to me should you have any further questions. I would be happy to speak with you.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Diocese of Scranton.


  • "FORMED" on-Line Resources - easy access

    Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

    1. Go to formed.org/signup
    2. Select your parish
    3. Register with your name and email address
    4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

    Enjoy DVD's, CDs, Programs,  books and more, for a variety of ages and interests.

  • Oct. 14: 8:30 am Mass as usual; office closed for Columbus Day holiday
  • Oct. 15: Parish Pastoral Council Meeting

    6:30 pm in Rectory; food at 6 pm

  • Oct. 20: World Mission Sunday

    We are called through our Baptism to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, through prayer, self-sacrifice and support of missionary vocations through material aid.

    Remembering that we are baptized and sent, as a Universal Church of Christ, on mission in the world, we can: PRAY for the Church’s worldwide missionary work, and OFFER financial help and

    CHARITY through The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.

    Special Collection envelopes are on the table in the rear of the church; include your name or your parish envelope number for contribution credit.


  • Oct. 20: Healing Service at Mass; Reception afterward

    Our parish will again host a Healing Service with Mass at 2 pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019, here at Saints Peter & Paul Church, with a social hour afterward. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss this opportunity for a special blessing. This Mass will also satisfy your Sunday obligation.  A reception downstairs will follow the Mass.


  • Oct. 21-25: No weekday Masses this week



  • Oct. 24: Widows' Support Group lunch

    Beeman's Restaurant; meet at 11:30 am at church parking lot to carpool

  • Oct. 26: Free gospel music concert

    The Wysox Presbyterian Church will present a free concert of southern Gospel Music by the group, Brian Free & Assurance, on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 7 pm. Cost: FREE (a love offering will be taken).

    More information at www.wysoxchurch.org, 570-265-6119, and brianfreeandassurance.com; also, see their poster on the church bulletin board.


  • Oct. 31: Eucharistic Adoration

    Beginning Thursday 9 am in Grotto through Friday afternoon in the church

  • Oct. 31: 7:00 pm Vigil Mass for All Saints
  • Nov. 1: All Saints Day Masses at 8:30 am and 12:10 pm

    10:15 First Friday Mass at Bradford County Manor

  • Nov. 2: All Souls Day / First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Nov. 2: 5 pm VigilMass / Memorial Servicel / Ceremony of Light

    The 5 pm Saturday Vigil Mass this All Souls' Day, will include the Memorial Service / Ceremony of Light  for deceased parishioners during this past year, and a reception for their famiily members downstairs in Grotto Hall after Mass.

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