• 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


  • A Message From Bishop Bambera, the Diocese of Scranton

    As you may already know from media reports, the Diocese of Scranton has been the subject of a statewide Grand Jury investigating child sexual abuse in six of the eight dioceses in Pennsylvania. Public release of the report is expected in the coming weeks.
    I want to take this opportunity to offer my deepest apologies to the victims of such abuse, to their families, to the faithful of our Church and to everyone impacted by the behaviors described in this  report. While difficult to face, this is the only way for us to move forward in a more positive way as  we learn from the past.
    You will be kept apprised of new developments through various channels of communication as more information is released. Once again, I am deeply sorry for these past actions and the pain caused by the behaviors described in the report, and I will continue to do all that I can to ensure the safety and well-being of our children.

  • "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

    Complete your information for our parish

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

  • 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.


  • Apr. 25: Deadline for Divine Mercy Pilgrimage

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    Divine Mercy Pilgrimage

                 Epiphany Parish is sponsoring an overnight Pilgrimage on June 13-14, 2018,  including::

              Bus pickup at Epiphany School;

               ~ National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

               ~National Shrine of North American Martyrs

               ~ Overnight at Yankee Inn in Lenox, MA, with dinner and breakfast included;

                 Day 2:  National Shrine of Divine Mercy with lunch included.

                 Cost= $215 for double occupancy rooms, $255 for single occupancy rooms.  All reservations must be received by April 25th, 2018.  Make check payable to Epiphany Parish. A detailed agenda will be available upon registration. 

                 For questions, contact Cathleen or Rich

    Maggi 570-888-3957 or  rmaggi@stny.rr.com

  • Jun 29: Parish Feast Day 8:30 am Mass

    Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

  • Jun 17: Lunch @ Fortune Buffet

    Meet at church parking lot after 11 am Mas

  • Jun 18-22 Hezekiah's Hands Work Week

    The annual Mission Work Week for Hezekiah’s Hands’ ecumenical home

    1. ministry will be underway June 18-11, 2018. Become a missionary without leaving home: bring tools, your lunch, and plenty of water. Have tools and skills? Welcome! No experience but have willing hands to help? Welcome!

    It’s important to sign up in advance (ASAP) so that your skills can be matched to a specific job that is being planned; materials are provided by donations throughout the year. Work one day or as many as you are able, for free food at end of day. SS Peter & Paul Parish will host the evening meal at the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 19th.

    Anyone else who could help on that Tuesday for our supper preparation would also be appreciated; just call Nancy Foley at 570-265-7211.

    More information about the mission home repair work is available from our parish contact, Ed Krauss at 570-250-8590, or HH coordinator, Nancy Hughey 570-265-3767 at Towanda Presbyterian Church on Court Street . Worker applications are available at our church on the table at the entrance to the church.



  • Jun 18: Parish Pastoral Council 6:30 pm in Grotto Hall

    Food at 6 pm

  • Jun 19: 10:15 am Masss @ Personal Care Home
  • Jun 23: Diocesan Women's Conference

    The Women’s Conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 8 am to 4 pm at the Byron Complex of the University of Scranton.  The theme for this First Women’s Conference is “Refresh Your Faith!” 

                  Featured speakers and musicians include:  Judy Landrieu Klein, Fr. Richard McAlear, the group “His Own,”  Megan Murphy, and Bishop Joseph Bambera.  Contact Teresa Ondrey 570-888-3751 for more details or check the church bulletin boards.  Early bird parish subsidized cost is $25.


  • Jun 24-27: Quo Vadis Days @ Misericordia University
  • Jun 24: Basket Bingo @ St. Michael's, Canton

    St. Michael’s Parish in Canton invites you to their Basket Bingo on Sunday afternoon from noon until 4 pm on June 24, 2018. All basket prizes are valued at $40 or more. $20 admission includes 20 games of Bingo, each with a prize designed for summer fun. There will also be door prizes and raffles as well as concessions available from the kitchen. For more information or to purchase tickets, call their parish rectory at 570-673-5253, or Jean Herman 570-772-2682.


  • Jun 27: Light the Fire Youth Rally

    Light the Fire Youth Rally will be held Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Misericordia University.

    It is an all-day engaging Diocesan Youth event from 9 am to closing Mass at 7 pm. The subsidized cost is TBD. If you are interested in attending, please see Mrs. Marie Seibert, Mrs. Kathy Joyce, or Fr. Ed ASAP so that everything can get worked out. Cooper Ray will be the guest speaker, Bishop Bambera will be the main celebrant, and Full Armor will be the band. T alk to any of the students who attended in the past to hear all about it. This Youth Rally is focused toward 2018-19 High School students or 2018 high school graduates.



  • Jul 1: Social activities planning after 11 am Mass

    in Grotto Hall

  • Jul 3-4: Parish Feast Day celebration at Mt. Pisgah Pool Pavilion

    Two days all day; picnic, swim, games and more.

  • Jul 31: Parish Day at Mt. Pisgah Pool Pavilion
  • Aug 3-5: Catholic Charismatic Renewal @ Scranton University
  • Aug 4: Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament

    The thirteenth annual Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting St. Agnes School, will take place on Saturday, August 4th at the Towanda Country Club. We welcome parishioners and community members to register a team! The cost is $80 per player, which includes coffee & donuts, greens fees & cart, lunch & prizes, and raffles & contests. Non-golfing guests may join the players for lunch for $20 per person. Hole sponsorships are a great way to support the tournament as well! The cost to sponsor a hole is $100. Please call the school office at 265-6803 for more information, to register a team, or to sponsor a hole.


  • Aug 5-9: Vacation Bible School

    Students and parents are asked to mark your calendars for this summer’s VBS from 6-8 pm Sunday through Thursday, August 5-9, 2018, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, for grades Pre-K to 6. Lots of fun and learning activities are being planned for this year’s VBS.

    We currently are in need of three group leaders and several assistant leaders for the program. If you are interested in helping in this way or any other way, please see Fr. Ed or Marie Seibert. 570-265-3122. Thank you!


  • Sep 22: Pilgrimage of Faith

    17th Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage of Faith - “The Journey Makes Us One”


    1. Scranton Diocese, as part of its 150th Anniversary year-long celebration, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 22, 2018. If fifty (50) parishioners sign up, we will have our own bus from our own church; smaller numbers will be combined with other parishes and at other points of departure. $55 fee should accompany your registration. Inquiries or registrations should go to our parish coordinator, Nancy Barrett, 570-721-1062; she is usually in the parish office on Tuesdays, 570-265-2113. Watch future bulletins and the Catholic Light for more details.