• Advent Wreath-craft, Food, for 3 generations; Photo Dominic Tavani
  • Ice Cream Social St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary May 6, 2018
  • Studying the St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary Exhibit
  • "Father Toner" and Father Ed join in the dance
  • Grotto in Autumn Splendor photo by John Engle
  • Parish Pilgrimage to Scranton Cathedral Jubilee Year of Mercy
  • 175th Anniversary Mass with Bishop Bambera June 22, 2016
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Church
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • 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


  • Flu Season and Receiving from the Cup

    Holy Communion & the Flu Epidemic

    Over the past several weeks, we have refrained from receiving Holy Communion under both species during the liturgy. Although recent news reports indicate that the flu is continuing to make its rounds back through the Eastern States, we are hoping to be able to distribute the Precious Blood again, beginning on Holy Thursday.

    1. you have recently been sick, or have concerns about receiving from the cup, please do not take the cup.

    Remember, that in receiving only the host or

    only the cup, you still do receive both the Precious Body and Blood of Christ.


  • 2019 Jan. 22: Diocese Launches Independent Survivors Compensation Program

    Dear Friends,

    As you may be aware, today the Diocese of Scranton launched its Independent Survivors Compensation Program to compensate survivors of child sexual abuse.

    This Program comes on the heels of the Grand Jury report, and is the latest step the Diocese has taken as we work to support survivors of abuse and eradicate abuse from the Church altogether. As you likely know, our Victim Assistance Coordinator helps to provide emotional, psychological and pastoral care to survivors of abuse, and survivors will now have the option to file a claim for compensation. We adhere to a strict zero tolerance policy on abuse, and have a number of prevention initiatives including extensive training and background checks. As we continue to improve our policies, launching this Program was a natural next step.

    Today Bishop Bambera shares a video address with the faithful of our church. I encourage you to view this video via the link noted below and also on our website. I hope this video answers your questions about the Program launch. However, I welcome you to reach out to me should you have any further questions. I would be happy to speak with you.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Diocese of Scranton.


  • Bishop's Letter Nov 8, 2018
  • 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.


  • "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 28: Second Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday

    Deadline for Rice Bowl Contributions

  • Apr 28: First Communion Banner Making 2 pm in Grotto Hall
  • Apr 30-May 3: Convocation of Priests
  • May 2-3: Eucharistic Adoration

    Commences 9 am Thursday in Grotto Hall; through Friday afternoon.

  • May 3: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; and 10:15 Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • May 4: First Saturday 8:30 am Mass
  • May 4: Eucharistic Minister of Communion Training

    The Office for Parish Life will offer an all-day training session for new Extraordinary Ministers of

    Holy Communion on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton. Candidates for the training should have the approval of his or her pastor/parish life coordinator. There is no fee for the training and lunch will be provided. To register, please call the Office for Parish Life at 570-207- 2213, or complete the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion registration form by Tuesday, April 30th.


  • May 5: Easter Egg Hunt and Party at St. Agnes School after 11 am Mass
  • May 5: Small Groups Gathering afte r11 am Mass in Grotto Hall

    Easter Party/Egg Hunt after 11 am Mass;

    5:00 pm  Small Groups Gathering

    A post - Small Group Gathering will be held on Sunday May 5, 2019, in Grotto Hall after 11 am Mass; refreshments will be provided. This will be an opportunity to socialize with parishioners, to gather feedback from the previous programs, and to discuss possible programs/topics for future groups, particularly next Fall season.

    Contact your Group Leader about attending this gathering so that we can plan the food; if there is a

    topic you would like discussed and you weren’t in a group before, feel free to join us.


  • May 10: First Communion Retreat in Grotto Hall during school hours
  • May 17: First Communion Practice 6-7 pm
  • May 18: 10 AM Mass for First Holy Communion
  • Jun 9: Pentecost - Confirmation Mass 10:30 AM

    This year, and in the foreseeable future, The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on Pentecost Sunday in the local parishes within the Diocese of Scranton. This is a change from previous years. Also,

    Confirmation will now be held in our parish each year, rather than once every three years—a much nicer

    arrangement for students, parents, teachers, and parish. Keeping in mind the fact that Confirmation will be held on Pentecost Sunday, it seems more reasonable to plan to begin this Pentecost/Confirmation liturgy at 10:30 am rather than our normal 11 am.


  • Jun 15: Fish-a-Rama 9-12; meet 8:45 at Rectory parking lot

    Register to go fishing on forms in the rear of the church.

  • Jun 22: Catholic Women's Conference

    As many of you are aware, the 1st Catholic Women’s Conference was launched in connection with the Diocesan Anniversary year in 2018. Continuing this year, with the overall theme of “Refresh Your Faith,” the committee is pleased to announce this year’s 2nd Annual Catholic Women’s Conference on Saturday, June 22, 2019. With a focus on “Come to the Well,” this year’s conference will be hosted at the University of Scranton. The day will be filled with faith, hope and joy for Catholic women of all ages.

    The program includes: speaker, Teresa Tomeo, syndicated Catholic talk show host; Jill Metz, artist and personal faith witness; and Sr. Mercy Marie, Sister of Life. The Nashville music group, “His Own,” will again provide music ministry.


  • Jun 26: Light the Fire

    High School students all-day event at Misericordia University.

    See Fr. Ed for information or call 570-265-2113