• St. Peter & St. Paul Stained Glass Window Collage
  • Saints Peter & Paul Church Towanda Pennsylvania
  • Easter 2021 photo by Fay Brink
  • Easter 2021 photo by Fay Brink
  • Autumn Glory for Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • 2021 Trick or Treat (Photo P. Meredith)
  • 2021 Pumpkin Fun (photo P. Meredith)
  • 2021 Superhero Hungry (photo P. Meredith)
  • Fiesta Time ! Photo by Maylin
  • 2021 Fiesta Full House Photo by Maylin
  • Fiesta Rosas Photo by Maylin
  • Fiesta 2021 in Grotto Hall Photo by Maylin


MASSES  AT  SS PETER &  PAUL:  Sat.  4 PM Vigil  and  Sun. 9 AM;  6:00 pm Tuesday; and  8:30 AM  Wednesday,  Thursday, Friday. No Mon. Mass

MASSES AT OLOPH in Wyalusing:  Sat. 6 PM Vigil and  Sun. 11 AM; and  12 Noon Wednesday & Friday; and     No Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

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Contact Us

Saints Peter and Paul Church Rectory

106 3rd St.
Towanda, Pennsylvania 18848
Map  •   Directions
Phone 570-265-2113
Fax 570-265-2114

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

    Monday through Thursday


Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

    Monday through Thursday



  • Lenten Fast and Abstinence Guidelines

    FASTING  is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics over 18 years of age to the beginning of their 60th year.  On days of fasting, one full meal is allowed.  Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together should not equal another full meal, unless dispensed or excused.

          ABSTINENCE from meat is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age or older.  Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday are days of abstinence.


    After they have received their First Holy Communion, Catholics are bound by the obligation to receive Holy Communion at least once a year.  This precept should be fulfilled during the
    Easter Season. 

    Catholics are also bound to confess serious (mortal) sins at least once a year, but this is not limited to the Lenten Season.


  • Mar 25: Shroud of Turin Presentation

    St, Michaels' in Canton, with supper afterward; presented by parishioner Alex Piechocki.

    The Knights of Columbus Council #5517 will host a one hour presentation of the Shroud of Turin on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. in St. Michael’s Hall, 107 N. Washington Street, Canton, PA.

                 The presentation will feature a full sized replica of the Shroud of Turin. The presentation is free.   

                A light meal and fellowship will follow the presentation.   All Are Welcome!

    Another presentation will be on March 26th at Our Lady of Victory Parish
    16 Second Street, Harveys Lake, PA 18618 at 2 p.m.

    Both presentations will be by given by our parishioner, Alex Piechocki


  • Mar. 29 Wednesday Ecumenical Lenten Luncheon

    12 Noon in Grotto Hall.  Food provided this week by SS Peter &Paul Parish; Speaker will be Father Storrs, on "the Gift of the Spirit--Patience."  Everyone Welcome.  An offering will be received at the door for the ministries of the Towanda Area Clergy Association.

    Parishioners who wish to help with the food, should contact Mary Kay Ward 570-265-5299 no later than March 27.  We need 4 soups and 3 kinds of sandwiches.


    Here is an opportunity to begin Holy Week in the state of grace, and experience an overnight at the former

    Pius X seminary in Dalton, Pa.  There will be Mass celebrated by Bishop Bamberra and talks by Fr. Kevin Miller, Fr. Pio Mandato, Msgr. Esseff, and Jesse Martin.  Cost for the overnight and two meals on Saturday is only $75.  Registration and information is on the https://beacatholicman.com website or by contacting Alex Piechocki (570) 265-7547.   Alex is also available for transportation to the retreat. 


  • Apr 2: Deanery Penance Services

    2 pm Dushore

    5 PM  Sayre

  • Apr. 2: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

    9:00 AM Mass

  • Apr 4: Mass Time Change to 8:30 AM

    Tuesday, April 4, the weekday Mass will be at 8:30 am.  There will be no evening Mass and no Lenten Supper that day.

  • Apr. 6-9: Holy Week Triduum

    Holy Thursday Mass of the Lords' Supper 7:00 PM

    Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord  3:00 PM

    Holy Saturday Blessing of the Food/Baskets   10:00 AM in Grotto Hall

    Holy Saturday:  Easter Vigil Mass  8:30 PM

    Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord  Mass 9:00 AM

  • Apr. 6: Holy Thursday

    7:00 PM  Mass of the Lord's Supper

  • Apr 7: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord

    3:00 PM  The Passion of the Lord, followed by Stations of the Cross

  • Apr. 8: Blessing of the Baskets and Food

    10:00 AM in Grotto Hall  the tradtional blessing of the Easter food and baskets.

  • Apr. 8: Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass

    8:30 PM Easter Vigil Mass

  • Apr. 9: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord: 9:00 AM Mass

  • March 31; EUCHARISTIC ADORATION and Living Stations

    Since the first Friday of April will be Good Friday,  our monthly Eucharistic Adoration is now scheduled for this Friday, March 31, from 9 AM until 6:30 PM.

                 Please sign up today for your preferred hour, on the sheet near the church door. 

    The Living Stations of the Cross, by the St. Agnes School students, will still be held in the church that Friday at 1:30 and  7 PM.

  • Urgent Need for Altar Servers

    Especially for the weekend Masses.  You may choose your preferred day / time; you will be trained by Bob Brenner.  Parents. please consider this special ministry for your children:  girls and boys who have received First Communion are eligible.  More information from Bob Brenner 570-637-0520, who will be training the servers.

  • Synod Report Now Available

    For six months, people throughout our diocese responded to Pope Francis’ call to the Synod on Synodality by sharing their hopes, concerns and dreams for the Catholic Church. Some participated at listening sessions, and many others through an online survey. Through this participation, many themes began to emerge.

    Our Diocesan Synthesis Report representing these themes has been submitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and is also available for general review. To learn more and to review the synthesis report, please visit the Synod on Synodality page on our diocesan website, www.dioceseofscranton.org.


  • 2021-2023 SYNOD OF BISHOPS

    Let the Church hear your voice.

    Instructions included in bulletin for Dec. 5, 2021, pages 5-6.

    Paper copies of Synod Survey are in the rear of the church.


    Bulletins are Back!  in the church each weekend, and are also available on the parish website; just click on "Bulletin" at the top of the home page..

    If you are unable to come to church and want to receive a "snail-mailed" paper bulletin, , please notify the office stppp@yahoo.com or call 570-265-2113.

    Thank you !

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