• Full Armor Band provides liturgical music at Mass prior to concert May 14, 2016
  • 1841 Irish workers St. Patrick's Day Parade re-enacted by Parish Youth March 13, 2016
  • Rally for Life January 17, 2016 at Bradford County Courthouse and SS Peter & Paul Church
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Church
  • The sanctuary of Ss. Peter and Paul Church
  • Ss. Peter & Paul Rectory and Parish Office
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • On the corner of State and Third Streets
  • 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


  • Cursillo Group Reunions in Grotto Hall weekly:

    Men:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7 am

    Women:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays 5 pm (wintertime) and 2nd & 4th Saturdays 8:30 am  

  • Parish historical deck of cards are available now

    Price is $8 per deck; check made out to SS Peter & Paul Church 175th.

    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.


  • May 21-Jul 2: Baby Bottle Campaign

    Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center's annual fundraiser; EMPCC provides free and confidential physical, spiritual, and emotional support to mothers, regardless of income, in 3 locations in Bradford County.  These ervices include free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, post-abortion counseling, educational programs, diapers, clothing, etc.  Clients can earn brand new car seats, pack & plays and strollers, through th eEarn While You Learn Program.  Further information, call 570- 265-0500.

  • May 29: Deadline for Ladies' Brunch Reservations

    $12 for brunch June 5, 2016 at Shoresbrook Inn at 11 am.

  • May 29: Social Activities Planning in Grotto Hall after 11 am Mass
  • May 30: Memorial Dy Mass @ SSPP Cemetery 9 am, weather permitting (or at church)

    Holiday - office closed Monday

  • Jun 1: Deadline for Dinner Reservations (175th Anniversary)
  • Jun 1: 175th Committee 5 pm Grotto Hall
  • Jun 2: Adoration begins in Grotto Hall 9 am until Friday afternoon
  • Jun 3: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; and at 10:15 am Mass at the Bradford County Manor
  • Jun 4: First Saturday 9:30 am Mass

    Please note time change this month only from 8:30:am to 9:30 am

  • Jun 3-5: Men's Retreat @ St. Gabriels's

    Endless Mountains Retreat League is sponsoring Retreat Conference at St. Gabriel's  Retreat Center in Clark Summit, PA,  with speakers Fr. Pio Mandate, F.M.H.J., and Sr. Therese May, C.N.;  Cost is only $115 including room, meals, and registration fee.  Call Anthony Talarico, Sr., at 570-406-2419 or Chris Ciprich at 570-290-4464.  All men from parishes in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties are invited to attend this Spiritually Enlightened conference.

  • Jun 5: Adult choir at 11 am Mass, practice afterward
  • Jun 5: Ladies' Brunch 11 am @ Shoresbrook Inn

    reservation deadline May 29 ($12)

  • Jun 5: Youth Group "Birthday Bash!" 6 pm JFK Hall
  • Jun 6: Vacation Bible School Planning 7 pm Grotto Hall
  • Jun 19: Adult choir at 11 am Mass, practice afterward
  • Jun 19-23: ISLI (International Student Leadership Institute at King's College
  • Jun 20: Parish Pastoral Council meets 6:30 pm Grotto Hall; food @ 6
  • Jun 26: 175th Anniversary Mass 11 am with Bishop Bambera, Dinner afterward by invitation
  • Jun 26-29: Quo Vadis Days for high school men

    "Where are you going?" vocation discernment days at Misericordia University in Dallas PA; see Fr. Ed for information or call 570-207-1452.

  • Jun 29: Light the Fire Youth Rally @ Misericordia Universtiy
  • Jul 11-12: Priestly Vocations Golf Classic in Mountain Top, PA. See Fr. Ed if interested.
  • Jul 13: Parish Picnic at Mt. Pisgah Pool Pavilion all day
  • Jul 17-21: Barnyard Roundup - Vacation Bible School 6-8 pm St. Agnes School

    Barnyard Roundup Vacation Bible School--call Cynthia Young 570-265-3834.

  • Aug 9: Parish-reserved Pool Pavilion at Mt. Pisgah State Park all day
  • Aug 14: Rededication and Ice Cream Social

    100th Anniversary of our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Blessing and Ice Cream Social on Grotto grounds after the 11 am Mass

  • Sept. 5: Labor Day Mass at Ireland Cemetery, State Road, Mercur Hill
  • Sep 6-10: Family Photography appointments for new Parish Directory
  • Sep 24: Parish Pilgrimate to St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton

    Pope Francis' Year of Mercy:  Pilgrimage to a Cathedral is the opportunity for special blesisngs and indulgences to those who pass through the Holy Doors, provided they are in a state of grace, have received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, and have offered prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father.  Call SS Peter & Paul Parish Office, 570-265-2113.