• Advent Wreath-craft, Food, for 3 generations; Photo Dominic Tavani
  • SSPP Feast Day Breakfast; photo by Dominic Tavani
  • Ice Cream Social St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary May 6, 2018
  • Studying the St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary Exhibit
  • "Father Toner" and Father Ed join in the dance
  • Grotto in Autumn Splendor photo by John Engle
  • Parish Pilgrimage to Scranton Cathedral Jubilee Year of Mercy
  • 175th Anniversary Mass with Bishop Bambera June 22, 2016
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Church
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • St. Agnes, the patroness of our school.
  • Eucharistic Adoration in Grotto Hall Chapel


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


  • Saint Mother Teresa of Kalkata:

     Keep holy the Lord’s Day; attend Mass every weekend

  • Phone Call or Emails from the Parish

    Notice from the Parish

    There is a need for the parish to update member records periodically, since families grow, or move, or their circumstances have changed; and people frequently change phones and their emails. We also need to expand our ministries, not only to parishioners, but also by other parishioners, as is evident in the new Parish Ministries Booklet now available in the church (or call the office if you don’t find one there 570-265-2113). Someday you may receive a call from the parish regarding any of those matters.

    To be safe when you receive a call, supposedly from a parish representative, feel free to tell the caller that you will call him/her back; then call the parish office 570-265-2113 to verify the identity of, and the

    legitimate parish business of, the person who had called before making that return call.

    Likewise, do not respond to any questionable e-mail without calling the parish office first, to verify it.


  • Scams Warning from Diocese

    Scammers continue their efforts to defraud parishioners in the Diocese of Scranton.

    On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the Diocese was informed that a retired employee received a call from an unknown individual claiming to be from the Diocese of Scranton. The unknown caller was looking to confirm personal information including his date of birth and other information. Please be aware this situation is a scam. The Diocese of Scranton is not, and would not, call anyone looking for personal information.

    In April, the Diocese sent out a separate warning which involved a text message scam which involved someone claiming to be a priest asking the recipients to buy gift cards. The Diocese of Scranton reminds everyone if you are ever concerned about a message that you receive, whether by phone call, text message or email, verify it before you take any action.


    Additional reminders for the public to not fall victims to a scam include:

    • Don’t click on any links or open attachments in unsolicited texts or emails

    • Be extremely cautious when dealing with anyone you’ve only met by social media or text message, or calls you when you were not expecting it

    • Don’t be pressured to act immediately


    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Msgr. Muldowney 570-207-2238.


  • 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 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.

  • Jul 15: Parish Finance Council Meetin in Grotto Hall 3:30 pm
  • Jul 16: 10:15 Mass @ Personal Care Home
  • Jul 17-26: St. Ann's Novena

    The Solemn Novena in honor of St. Ann will be held this year from July 17-26, 2019 at the St. Ann’s Shrine Basilica. This year the leaders in the prayer and preaching will be Fr. Rick Frechette, C.P., and Fr. Jack Conley C.P.


  • July 18: Essential Oils

    If you’ve heard of and are curious about their uses and benefits, there will be an informational program on Essential Oils, to be presented by parishioner Julie Ocasio, on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Grotto Hall at 6:00 pm.

    You need to sign up in advance, and Julie has left her clipboard on the table near church entrance for you to do so.

    Or call Julie at 518-222-7005.


  • Jul 22: Parish Pastoral Council 6:30 pm

    in Grotto Hall;  food available at 6pm

  • Jul. 27: Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament

    The fourteenth annual Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting St. Agnes School, will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019, 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 (570) 265-6803 for more information, to register a team, or to sponsor a hole.