• 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



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    Happy Easter!

                 We can say this every day for the next several weeks, because Easter is a whole liturgical season.  Technically, it is Easter for the next 50 days, until Pentecost,  this year on May 20, 2018.  And honestly,  it makes sense to make it a 50-day celebration, because Easter is the main message of Christianity.  What does the main message of Christianity mean?

                 Well, first it means that Christ has risen from the dead. That’s the central meaning and that alone would be enough to reflect upon and meditate on for 50 days.  But it also means that hope always triumphs over despair, love always triumphs over hatred, life always triumphs over death, and suffering is never the last word.               So one question we may ask ourselves in this Easter season is, “Where have I experienced my own Easters?  Where have I seen my own resurrections?  How can I be a person of Easter joy during the next fifty days and during the rest of my life?”

  • "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.


  • Apr 16 - 30: St. Agnes Fibers of the Earth Clothing Drive

    See flyer in bulletin April 8; all donations to St. Agnes School

  • Apr. 25: Deadline for Divine Mercy Pilgrimage

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    Divine Mercy Pilgrimage

                 Epiphany Parish is sponsoring an overnight Pilgrimage on June 13-14, 2018,  including::

              Bus pickup at Epiphany School;

               ~ National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

               ~National Shrine of North American Martyrs

               ~ Overnight at Yankee Inn in Lenox, MA, with dinner and breakfast included;

                 Day 2:  National Shrine of Divine Mercy with lunch included.

                 Cost= $215 for double occupancy rooms, $255 for single occupancy rooms.  All reservations must be received by April 25th, 2018.  Make check payable to Epiphany Parish. A detailed agenda will be available upon registration. 

                 For questions, contact Cathleen or Rich

    Maggi 570-888-3957 or  rmaggi@stny.rr.com

  • Apr 25: noon lunch Red Lobster, Vestal NY
  • Apr. 29: Find Your Greatness

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    Find Your Greatness  -  April 29 

    Dynamic Catholic presents:  “Find your Greatness,” based on Matt Kelly's book,  The Four Signs of a

    Dynamic Catholic, with guest speaker, Dr. Allen Hunt.  When:  Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 3-7 pm.  Where:  St. Stanislaus Church, Lansdale, Pa.  Cost:  $25.00 per person.  Contact for reservations:  (859) 980-7900.  Call Kathleen Woods @ (570) 364-5996 for further details.

  • Apr 29: First Communion Banner-making

    2:30 pm in Grotto Hall

  • Apr 30: Last day for St. Agnes School clothing Drive
  • May 2: Red Mass 12:10 pm

    Annual event for perons working for the law, justice and peace.

  • May 3: Eucharistic Adoration begins 9 am

    Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.  Please consult the schedule in the back of the church; sign up for an hour, if you can.  Try to spend at least some time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

  • May 3: 1 pm "The Holy Name of Jesus" in Grotto Hall

    Parishioner Alex Piechocki will present a program, “The Holy Name of Jesus,” on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 1 pm in Grotto Hall.  This presentation is open to all parishioners and anyone else interested in learning something new and interesting.  An exact replica of the "Titular" from the cross of Jesus will be on display - the Titular is the source our "INRI" which we see on many crucifixes.  Its history and hidden meaning will be explored.  Some Hebrew and Greek learning will even be part of the presentation!


  • May 4: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:15 am Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • May 5: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • May 5: Men's Conference

    Call parish office for details 570-265-2113

  • May 6: St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary Mass 11 am

    You are invited to our celebration! We welcome Msgr. Tressler to celbrate our Anniversary Mass at 11 am.  Immediately after Mass, come to the Ice Cream Socia in JFK Hall at the school. While there, enjoy exhibits prepared for this anniversay by the St. Agnes Fifth Grade Class and Henry Farley.  Please RSVP the school if attending ASAP  so we can plan for enough icecream for everyone. 

  • May 6: Social Activities planning meeting in Grotto Hall after 11 am Mass
  • May 9: Widows' Support Group 1 pm in Grotto Hall
  • May 9: Ascension Day Vigil Mass 7:00 pm
  • May 10: Ascension Thursday Masses 8:30 am and 12:10 pm

    Holy Day of Obligation

  • May 13: St. Agnes PTG Breakfast 8-11 am

    family-friendy prices, fabulous food, fundraiser

  • May 15: 10:15 am Mass at Personal Care Home
  • Jun 23: Diocesan Women's Conference

    The Women’s Conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 8 am to 4 pm at the Byron Complex of the University of Scranton.  The theme for this First Women’s Conference is “Refresh Your Faith!” 

                  Featured speakers and musicians include:  Judy Landrieu Klein, Fr. Richard McAlear, the group “His Own,”  Megan Murphy, and Bishop Joseph Bambera.  Contact Teresa Ondrey 570-888-3751 for more details or check the church bulletin boards.  Early bird parish subsidized cost is $25.