• 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


  • "FORMED" on-Line Resources available

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    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. 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

  • 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.


  • May 28: Memorial Day 9 am Mass at church

    The cemetery grounds are too wet for our traditional Cemetery Mass this year.

  • Jun 29: Parish Feast Day 8:30 am Mass

    Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

  • May 31: 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.

  • Jun 1: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:15 am Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • Jun 2: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Jun. 9: Fish-A-Rama

    Anyone interested in catching fish and having some fun can join the group going on Fish-a-Rama Saturday June 9, 2018 from 9-12 noon. Meet at the rectory parking lot about 8:45 am and join the caravan to the fishing hole. You bring your rod, reel, lures or bait and equipment and we will supply some food to eat and the fish to catch. Prizes will be awarded in various categories for your fishing pleasure.

    Fr. Ed has some extra fishing poles and reels.

    Please sign-up on the sheet at the entrance to the church.


  • Jun 18-22 Hezekiah's Hands Work Week

    The annual Mission Work Week for Hezekiah’s Hands’ ecumenical home

    1. ministry will be underway June 18-11, 2018. Become a missionary without leaving home: bring tools, your lunch, and plenty of water. Have tools and skills? Welcome! No experience but have willing hands to help? Welcome!

    It’s important to sign up in advance (ASAP) so that your skills can be matched to a specific job that is being planned; materials are provided by donations throughout the year. Work one day or as many as you are able, for free food at end of day. SS Peter & Paul Parish will host the evening meal at the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 19th.

    Anyone else who could help on that Tuesday for our supper preparation would also be appreciated; just call Nancy Foley at 570-265-7211.

    More information about the mission home repair work is available from our parish contact, Ed Krauss at 570-250-8590, or HH coordinator, Nancy Hughey 570-265-3767 at Towanda Presbyterian Church on Court Street . Worker applications are available at our church on the table at the entrance to the church.



  • Jun 15: Senior Expo

    Area senior citizens age 55 and older who live in the 110th District, along with their families and/or caregivers, are invited to Tina Pickett’s18th annual Senior Expo, to be held Friday, June 15, at the Athens Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, from 10 am until 2 pm.


  • Jul 3-4: Parish Feast Day celebration at Mt. Pisgah Pool Pavilion

    Two days all day; picnic, swim, games and more.

  • Jul 31: Parish Day at Mt. Pisgah Pool Pavilion
  • Aug 5-9: Vacation Bible School

    Students and parents are asked to mark your calendars for this summer’s VBS from 6-8 pm Sunday through Thursday, August 5-9, 2018, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, for grades Pre-K to 6. Lots of fun and learning activities are being planned for this year’s VBS.

    We currently are in need of three group leaders and several assistant leaders for the program. If you are interested in helping in this way or any other way, please see Fr. Ed or Marie Seibert. 570-265-3122. Thank you!