• 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


  • See Annual Appeal Video at https://youtu.be/dVS6vw5lfGc



    Did You Know . . .

    Your donations are restricted for use to support

    just Five (5) Diocesan Ministries and Services:


    1. Catholic Social Services

    2. Catholic Education in Schools and Parishes

    3. Clergy Education & Care

    4. Parish Life & Ministry Formation

    5. Catholic Media & Communications


    This week we will describe Number 4:

    Parish Life & Ministry Formation — serves our

    parishes with programs to foster vibrant faith

    Communities, where parishioners are actively

    engaged in the ministries of Word, Worship,

    Community, and Service; and in new programs

    which cultivate “the young Church.”


  • "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.


  • Bishop's Letter Nov 8, 2018
  • Dec. 1: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Dec 1: Angel Tree

    Our Angel Tree tradition continues this year, to help some needy children in our own community to have a happy holiday.

    If you want to be an “Angel” (a.k.a. “Secret Santa”) you will find information on the paper angels hanging on the tree in the rear of the church. The angel will describe what the person needs, so that you can shop for him or her accordingly. Bring back your wrapped gift to the church (NOT to the school or parish office) with the same paper angel loosely attached to the outside of it, by Sunday, December 16, to allow plenty of time for arranging the delivery of all gifts.


  • Dec. 2: Deanery Penance Service

    Multiple priests for confessions

    2 pm Wyalusing @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

    4 pm Dushore @ St. Basil the Great Church

  • Dec 7: Star of Bethleham in Vestal

    - Dec. 7 and 14 in Vestal

    The STAR OF BETHLEHEM MOVIE will be shown at the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center, 698 Underwood Road, Vestal, on Friday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.

    1. fascinating documentary unlocks the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem by relating scientific knowledge about astronomy and historical clues from the bible. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the movie begins at 7 PM. Admission $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, $16 family max, includes telescope viewing after movie (if clear sky). Kopernik members are free. Go to www.kopernik.org or call 607-748-3685 for more information.


  • Dec. 12:; 8:30 am Mass Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
  • Dec 15: Christas party @ Villa Sena

    For Reservations call Nancy 570-721-1062

  • Dec 16: Deanery Penance Service

    3 pm Sayre @ Church of the Epiphany

    Multiple priests for confessions

  • Dec 16: Deadline for Angel Tree Gifts

    to be returned to the church and NOT the school or parish office

  • Dec 18: 10:15 am Mass @ Personal Care Home
  • Dec 18: "FREE" Community Dinner

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


    after 11 am Mass.

    No CCD classes

  • Dec. 24: No morning Mass; Christmas Eve Masses 4,6 & 10 PM
  • Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Masses

    4:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.

  • Dec 25: Christmas Day Mass 10:00 a.m.
  • Dec 26: No Mass
  • Dec. 30: Holy Family Sunday

    No CCD classes

  • Dec 27: 8:30 am Mass Thursday this week
  • Dec. 31: 8:30 am Mass; Vigil Mass 5:00 pm
  • Jan. 1: 9:00 AM Mass

    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Holy Day of Obligation