• 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


  • Aug. 14: Bishop's Message on Grand Jury Investigation
  • Rev. Ronald J. Hughes

    We just received word that Fr. Ronald J. Hughes, our Pastor of SS Peter & Paul from 1996-2005, died this past week at Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre. His funeral liturgy was celebrated by Bishop Bambera in Dunmore this past Friday, July 20,

    Father Ron came to us after 5 years at St. Ann in Bentley Creek; he served as Dean of the Bradford-Sullivan Deanery from 1996 through 2003. From our parish, he was appointed Pastor for St. Ann in Tobyhanna in 2005; in 2006, Assistant Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas, Archbald & St. Mary Czestochowa, Eynon; in 2008, to St. Rose, Carbondale & St. Pius X, Royal until May 2008, appointment as Administrator at St. Joachim, Meshoppen; and then in October 2008 to Assistant Pastor at St. Lawrence O’Toole/St. Mary/St. Michael, Old Forge. He was granted early retirement in 2016 for reasons of health. If you remember, he always had a story for us, and a hug! May he rest in peace.


  • A Message From Bishop Bambera, the Diocese of Scranton

    As you may already know from media reports, the Diocese of Scranton has been the subject of a statewide Grand Jury investigating child sexual abuse in six of the eight dioceses in Pennsylvania. Public release of the report is expected in the coming weeks.
    I want to take this opportunity to offer my deepest apologies to the victims of such abuse, to their families, to the faithful of our Church and to everyone impacted by the behaviors described in this  report. While difficult to face, this is the only way for us to move forward in a more positive way as  we learn from the past.
    You will be kept apprised of new developments through various channels of communication as more information is released. Once again, I am deeply sorry for these past actions and the pain caused by the behaviors described in the report, and I will continue to do all that I can to ensure the safety and well-being of our children.

  • "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.


  • Sept. 20: 4-7 Spaghetti Dinner

    St. Agnes PTG along with Knights of Columbus (St. John Neumann Assembly) will host monthly dinners, to benefit the school and the Knights’ charities, on

    3rd Thursdays beginning Sept. 20, 2018, from 4-7 PM in JFK Hall.

    Menu: Spaghetti, 2 large meatballs, salad, bread & butter; extras for additional fee. Cost: $8 Adult; $6 Senior/Children under 12; special price for a family of 4 or more.

    Takeouts; Delivery is available within 5 miles of Towanda. Preorders and delivery please pre-order by phone 570-772-6524.

    Come enjoy a great dinner, and help support St. Agnes School and Knights of Columbus charities.


  • Sep 22: Pilgrimage of Faith

    17th Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage of Faith -

    “The Journey Makes Us One"

    1. Scranton Diocese, as part of its 150th Anniversary year-long celebration, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 22, 2018. If fifty (50) parishioners sign up, we will have our own bus from our own church; smaller numbers will be combined with other parishes and at other points of departure. $55 fee should accompany your registration. Inquiries or registrations should go to our parish coordinator, Nancy Barrett, 570-721-1062; she is usually in the parish office on Tuesdays, 570-265-2113. Watch future bulletins and the Catholic Light for more details. Diocese is also offering an overnight option from the Scranton area; contact Nancy if you are interested in that option as well.


  • Sep 27: Widows' Support Group Luncheon

    Noon @ Towanda Country Club  For reservations call Kathie DeWan 570-265-3231

  • Sep. 28: Blood Drive
    1. pm Blood Drive at Monroeton United Methodist Church. Walk-ins are welcome; but to

    schedule your convenient time, please call: 570-265-5150 Susie Towner or 570-637-6698 Tammy Beckwith.


  • Oct. 7: Life Chain

    Life Chain - October 7, 2018

    1. Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing for 60 to 90 minutes: praying publicly for our nation anf for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills, and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception. Please plan to stand with us (or bring your chair) on Sunday, October 7 in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. Questions? Call Marie 570-265-3122. ~ Pennslvanians for Human


  • Oct. 11: Church Cleaning Bee

    Our church needs a little extra cleaning, and your help is needed. This is planned for Thursday, October 11, starting at 8:30 am. No matter the amount of time and/or your limitations we can use your help. Supplies will be provided and a luncheon will be served around 12:30 in Grotto Hall.

    A sign-up sheet will be in the back of the church, or call Mary Kay Ward at 265-5299.


  • Oct. 14: Anointing of the Sick/Healing Mass

    The Anointing of the Sick within Mass will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 2:00 pm at SS Peter & Paul Church. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who are elderly, infirm, suffering from health or mental problems, whether acute or chronic, or who just need a special blessing.

    Attending this Mass will fulfill your Sunday Obligation. If you or someone you know needs this special anointing, please come join us. A social hour with refreshments will follow in Grotto Hall.


  • Oct. 29: Parish Finance Council 3:30 pm in Rectory
  • Oct. 29: Parish Finance Council 3:30 pm in Rectory