• 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


  • 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
  • "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

  • Jun 17-21: No weekday Masses this week
  • Jun 17-21: Hezekiah's Hands Work Week

    Hezekiah's Hands offers basic home repair and construction to families and individuals who are in need in Bradford County. A mission out of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, it is supported by many area churches, including Saints Peter and Paul.

    Volunteers and donations are what make these services available.; one example being many of the wheelchair ramps in the area which have been built by them.

    While this work continues throughout the year, a Work Week is held each June, for five days. Volunteers bring their skills and tools and are assigned particular to a

    specific project; and at the end of each day, a dinner is provided at the church for them.

    Anyone wishing to help out for a day or a week, please call Nancy Hughey (570) 265-5575 for details and to sign up. Help is also needed for the evening meal on Wednesday; please call Nancy Foley 570-265-7211

  • Jun 21: Senior Citizen Expo

    Rep. Tina Picket invites Senior Citizens to her 19th Expo from 10 am to 2 pm at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, 253 Pennsylvania Ave., Athens


  • Jun 22: 2019 2nd Annual Catholic Women's Conference

    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.

    Ladies, mark your calendar, and watch for more information in future bulletins.  Early registration (prior to June) in the parish will be subsidized, only $20.  You may sign up here i the parish with Patti Meredith:  email pmeredith288@aol.com or call / text 601-842-7996; or call the parish office 570-265-2113.

    There is also   a link for more information and registration ($40 early; $50 later) at www.cwcnepa.com.

  • Jun 23-27: Vacation Bible School

    @ Towanda Presbyterian Church

  • Jun 23: Quo Vadis Days

    Quo Vadis Days will be held June 23-26 at Misericordia University, Dallas. This camp is for young Catholic men in High School (9-12th grade) to deepen their faith, learn more about all vocations, and better discern God’s call in their lives. The camp will feature dynamic talks, prayer, games, sports, activities, music and more. Participants will have the opportunity to meet priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Scranton. Online registration is now open at vocations.dioceseofscranton.org. For more information, call 570-207-1452.


  • Jun 26: Light the Fire

    High School students all-day event at Misericordia University.

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

  • Jun 29: Parish Feast Day

    The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

  • Jun 30: Parish Feast Day Breakfast

    Thanks to the Knights of Columbus, the parish will host a

    “Come Have Breakfast!” (John 21: 12) celebration for the Saints Peter and Paul Feast Day on Sunday morning, June 30, 2019, between the Masses.

    Breakfast will be available from 9:00-10:30 am. Reserve the date!

    For planning purposes, a sign-up sheet is on the table by the entrance to the church.


  • Jul 4: Eucharistic Adoration

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

  • Jul 5: First Friday Mass 8:30 am in church; 10:15 am @ Bradford County Manor
  • Jul 6: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Jul 8-11: ISLI Leadership Retreat for High School Students
  • Jul 8: Vocations Golf Tournament

    Fostering vocations to the priesthood and assisting our seminarians are among the most urgent

    1. of the faithful in the Church today. You don’t have to be a golfer to support the 10th Annual Vocations Golf Classic to be held Monday, July 8, 2019 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top, PA.

    Donors and advertising sponsors are welcome in any amount. For a brochure or to give by credit card, call the Diocese Development Office at 570-207-2250 or go ONLINE at www.DioceseofScranton.org (Giving tab). Thank you.


  • Jul. 27: Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament

    The fourteenth annual Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting St. Agnes School, will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Towanda Country Club. We welcome parishioners and

    community members to register a team! The cost is $80 per player, which includes coffee & donuts, greens fees & cart, lunch & prizes, and raffles & contests.

    Non-golfing guests may join the players for lunch for $20 per person. Hole sponsorships are a great way to support the tournament as well! The cost to sponsor a hole is $100. Please call the school office at (570) 265-6803 for more information, to register a team, or to sponsor a hole.