• 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


  • St. Agnes School Alumni Search- 2018

    The St. Agnes School Alumni Committee is in the process of updating the contact information for its list of graduates.  Many graduates no longer live in the area, but may be relatives or friends of current SS. Peter & Paul parishioners.  If you are aware of the names and addresses (snail and/or email) of any of these out-of-town St. Agnes School graduates, please write them down and put them in an envelope, ATTN:  Kathie DeWan  and drop it in the collection basket, or email information to:   kddewan@hotmail.com.  Thank you for your assistance with this endeavor.

  • "FORMED" on-Line Resources available

    Log in :  formed.org

    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.


  • Feb 23: 9:30 am St. Agnes Development Committtee in Rectory
  • Feb 25: "I Thirst" Concert

    Lenten Concert


                 St. Ann’s Shrine Basilica in Scranton will present a Lenten Concert on Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 o’clock.

                 The program is entitled “I Thirst.”  You are invited to discover the Passion of Our Lord Jesus in song and story as presented by Tatiana “Tacji” Cameron.  Tatiana is an internationally known vocalist who experienced a dramatic conversion from the life of a “pop star” in Europe to a life dedicated to the creation and performance of sacred music.  There is no charge for admission, but a free will offering will be taken during the concert.

    Anyone interested in attending this concert is asked to include their names on the sign-up sheet at the entrance to the church – hopefully we can coordinate rides  to the concert.


  • Feb. 26: 5-6:30 pm: The Light is On For You (Confessions)
  • Feb. 26: 6:30 pm Parish Pastoral Council in Rectory
  • Feb. 28: 11:45 am Lenten Luncheon @ Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Feb. 28: 5:30 pm Mass; light supper afterward in Grotto Hall
  • Mar. 1: Eucharistic Adoration begins 9 am

    Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.  Please consult the schedule in the back of the church; sign up for an hour, if you can.  Try to spend at least some time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

  • Mar. 2: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:15 am Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • Mar 2: 1:45 pm: Stations of the Cross

    with St. Agnes School Students

  • Mar 2: 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
  • Mar. 3: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Mar 4: Cursillo Ultreya 2-4 pm in Grotto Hall

    An Ultreya has been scheduled for Sunday March 4th, 2018, here at Saints Peter & Paul Parish in Grotto Hall from 2-4 PM – please mark this date in your calendar.  Information concerning Cursillo will be provided at the Ultreya and is also available at the entrance to the church.  You can also speak with John Demangone, Barbara Krauss, Christina Fleury, Rob Grimes, Al or Teresa Ondrey, or Fr. Ed.


    Men's Cursillo #60 is scheduled from Thursday to Sunday, April 12- 15, 2018.

    Women's Cursillo #71 is scheduled from Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 4- 7, 2018.


  • Mar 4: Diocesan 150th Anniversary Mass

    2:30 pm in Scranton Cathedral of St. Peter

  • Mar. 5: 5-6:30 pm: The Light is On for You (Confessions)
  • Mar. 7: 11:45 am Lenten Luncheon @ Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Mar 7: 5:30 pm Mass; light supper aterward in Grotto Hall
  • Mar 9: No Mass
  • Mar. 11: Deadline to register for Wedding Anniversary Mass

    His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office of Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2018 to a Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 10, 2018.  The event includes a 2:30 PM Mass at St. Peter’s

    Cathedral, followed by a reception.  Requests for an invitation with your April mailing address, should be made before March 12 through the parish office:  570-265-2113 or stppp@epix.net.