• 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.

  • Jun 21: 10:15 Mass @ Personal Care Home
  • 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
  • Jun 29: Vacation Bible School Committee 7 pm Grotto Hall
  • Jun 30: Eucharistic Adoration begins 9 am Thursday in Grotto Hall
  • Jul 1: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:1t Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • Jul 1: Registration opens for Diocesan Congress "A Revolution of Tenderness" on October 8, 2016
  • Jul 2: First Saturday Mass at 8:30 am
  • Jul 3: Social Activities planning after 11 am Mass; in Grotto Hall, everyone welcome with ideas and suggestions
  • Jul 4: Holiday 9 am Mass; office closed
  • Jul 3: Deadline for Hiawatha Dinner Cruise reservations

     $35 fee; call Nancy 570-721 1062


  • Jul 7: ARISE team meeets 6 pm Grotto Hall
  • Jul 9: Fish-a-Rama

    Sign up a a Saturday morning of fishing and fun Saturday, July 9 from 9am to 12.meet in Rectory parking lot


  • Jul 11-12: Priestly Vocations Golf Classic in Mountain Top, PA. See Fr. Ed if interested.
  • Jul 11: 175th committee Grotto Hall
  • Jul 13: Parish Picnic at Mt. Pisgah Pool Pavilion all day
  • Jul 14: Mass in Remembrance of Victims of Violent or Tragic Death

    7 pm Thursday, July 14, 2016 in St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton.  If you have lost a loved one to tragic death, especially through murder, suicide and accident, you are invited to attend; you are asked to register the names of deceased loved ones on forms which are available on the Service & Social Concerns web page of the diocesan web site:  www.dioceseofscranton.org.  For more information, call Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.

  • Jul 23: Hiawatha Dinner Cruise

    $35 Reservations by July 3 to Nancy Barrett 570-721-1062.  Saturday, July 23; 4:30 pm carpool from Sparks' Restaurant*

  • 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.

  • Jul 17-26: Solemn Novena to St. Ann, Scranton

    Join our group:  call Nancy 570-721-1062, or Fr. Ed 570-265-2113

  • Jul 25-30: Troy Fair

    Visit and / or Volunteer for Pro Life Booth call John/Mary Alice 570-265-5990 or Marie 570-265-3122

  • Jul 29-31: Catholic Charismatic Conference, Scranton
  • Jul 30-31: World Youth Day - Stateside! in Lancaster, PA

    High school youth groups invited.  Families may register separately.  Information from Mary Anne Malone 570-207-2213, or email mary-anne-malone@dioceseofscranton.org.

  • Aug 3: Women's Day of Reflection, Mt. Pocono

    Deadline Jul 25.  $35 includes breakfast & lunch at Villa of Our Lady Retreat House.  Pay to Helen Oravec, 814 Theresa St., Peckville  PA  18452.  InfoP  call Mary 570-578-6720 or Nancy 570-536-4436.

  • Aug 6: Deadline for reservations for Corning trip 8/23

    Call Nancy 570-721-1062

  • 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

  • Aug 20: Lunch, Corning Museum of Glass

    carpoos from Hurley's;  all welcome/  Resrvation by Aug. 6 Nancy 570-721-1062

  • 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.