• 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


  • Cursillo Group Reunions in Grotto Hall weekly:

    Men:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7 am

    Women:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6 pm; 2nd & 4th Fridays after morning Mass; and 2nd & 4th Saturdays 8:30 am;  

  • Tuesdays at 7 pm: RCIA in Grotto Hall

    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)


    The RCIA program will meet this Tuesday evening,  November 22, 2016, at 7 pm in Grotto Hall.  Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and/or becoming members of the Catholic Church are most welcome to participate. If you are inquisitive about what you may have missed in years past, please attend.  For more information, please see Joel Christian, Fr. Ed, Christina Fleury, or call the parish office 570-265-2113


  • 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.


  • Dec 7: Vigil Mass 7 pm

    Immaculate Conception Dec. 8

  • Dec 8: Immaculate Conception Masses 8:30 am, 12:10 pm
  • Dec 9: St. Agnes School Super Raffle Drawing
  • Dec 10: Social Activities christmas Dinner

    MUST call Nancy for details and reservation (Villa Sena)  570-721-1062

  • Dec 11: Advent Penance Services 2 pm Canton; 4 pm Towanda
  • Dec 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mass and Fiesta

    Please help us plan for food by signing up on "Guadalupe" sheet  in rear of church or call office 570-265-2113.

  • Dec 13: RCIA 7 pm in Grotto Hall
  • Dec 17: Altar Server Refresher 10 am in church, food after
  • Dec 18: Advent Penance Service 3 pm Sayre
  • Dec 22: Decorate the church 9 am

    High school & College students most welcome

  • Dec 24: Christmas Eve Masses: 4, 6, 10 pm

    no 5 pm vigil today

  • Dec 25: Christmas Day 10:00 am Mass

    No 8 or 11 Masses today; only 10 am Christmas Mass

  • Dec 20: RCIA 7 pm in Grotto Hall