• Saints Peter and Paul Church, founded in 1841
  • Eucharistic Adoration in Grotto Hall Chapel
  • SS Peter & Paul Rectory and Parish Office
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • St. Agnes, the patroness of our school.
  • Ice Cream Social St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary May 6, 2018
  • Studying the St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary Exhibit
  • Rally for Life January 17, 2016 at Bradford County Courthouse and SS Peter & Paul Church
  • "Father Toner" and Father Ed join in the dance
  • 175th Anniversary Mass with Bishop Bambera June 22, 2016
  • Blessing Pets Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Advent Wreath-craft, Food, for 3 generations; Photo Dominic Tavani
  • SSPP Feast Day Breakfast 2019; photo by Dominic Tavani
  • Success at Fish-0-rama 2019, photo by Trudy Ventello

Welcome

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

Announcements

  • Saint Mother Teresa of Kalkata:

     Keep holy the Lord’s Day; attend Mass every weekend

  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

    Are you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith and/or becoming a member of the Church? An RCIA class is being formed to assist those interested in learning more and/or becoming a member of the Catholic Church. Please see Fr. Ed or call 570-265-2113 for more information.

     

  • CCD Registration Forms for 2019-20 available in church.

    CCD Registration NOW for all students - forms in church

     

    1. Registration Forms are in the back of church. Please fill out and place in the collection basket, or mail to the rectory. Please register ASAP so we can be sure we have the books and materials we need before classes begin. The first class of the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Classes are held in St. Agnes School, from 9:15 – 10:30 a.m., between the Sunday Masses

     

    Teen Scripture Study: T3, the Teen Timeline Bible study for teens, will be held between the 8 and 11 o’clock Masses on the schedule followed by CCD. This class is for those who have already been confirmed. Please look for the TEEN registration forms.

     

    YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body: St. John Paul II’s teaching about the theology of the body, presented for those students in 10, 11, 12th grades. These classes will also be held at St. Agnes,

    using the CCD schedule. Please look for the TEEN registration forms.

     

     

  • Diocese of Scranton Notice Regarding Sexual Abuse of a Minor

    It is the policy of the Diocese of Scranton to report any allegation of sexual abuse of a minor to law enforcement.  If you are a victim of sexual abuse committed by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton, you a re encouraged to immediately report the matter to law enforcement.  If any priest, deacon, religious, lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton has cause or reason to suspect that a minor has been subjected to any form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, the matter will be reported to law enforcement.  It is also the policy of the Diocese toadhere to all civil and state regulations.  In accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Laws, reports of suspected child abuse should also be made immediately by phone to the 24-Hour Child Abuse hotline (ChildLine) at 1-800-932-0313 or electronically at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.  To this end, the Diocese is equally committed to adhering to the norms of the Code of Canon Law and to upholding the tenets of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and YToung People, which includes supporting victims of sexual abuse in their pursuit of emotional and spiritual well-being.  As such, information regarding an ellegation of sexual abuse of a minor shoulc also be reported to the Victim Assistance Coordinator, Mary Beth Pacuska at 570-862-7551.

    Aviso al Respecto de Reportar el Abuso Sexual de Un Menor de Edad Ed la norma de la Doceses de Scranton reportar cualquier alegacion de abuso sexual de un menor de edad a las autoridades.  Si usted ed una victima de abuso sexual cometido por un sacerdote, diaconon, religioso o empleado laico, o voluntario de la Diocesis de Scranton, usted esta obligado a reportar el asunto immediateamente a las autoridades de la ley.  Si algun sacerdote, diacono, religioso, empleado laico o voluntario de la Diocesis de Scranton tiene sospecha de que un menor de edad ha sido sujeto a cualquier forma de abuso, inluyendo abuso sexual de menor de edad, el asunto sera reportado a las autoridades de la ley.  Es la norma de la Diocesis defender todas las regulaciones civiles y del estado.  De conformidad con la Comunidad de los Servicios de Proteccion Infantil de Pennsylvania Leyes, informes de sospecha de abuso de ninos tambien debe hacerse inmediateamente por teefono las 24 horas maltrato infantil hotline (ChildLine) al 1-800-932-0313 o electronicamente en www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.  Al fi n de que la Diocesis este comprometida igualmente a defender las normas del Codigo de Derecho Canonico y defender los principios de la Carta Para la Proteccion de Ninos y Jovenes (Conferencia de los Obispos Catholicos de los Estados Unidow), lo cual incluye apoyar a las victimas de abuso sexual en pos del bienesar emocional y espiritual.  Por eso, informacion respecto a una alegacion del asunto sexual de un menor de edad, debe ser reportada a la Coordinadora Diocesana de Asistencia para Las Vctimas, Mary Beth Pacuska, a 570-862-7551.

  • "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.

  • Sep 15: Watkins Glen Lake Cruise with lunch

    Next weekend, take Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruise with us and enjoy a lunch buffet; next Sunday, September 15; it begins boarding in Watkins Glen at 11:30 am. The price is $56.69 per person.

    RSVP to Nancy at 570-721-1062 to reserve a spot and possibly carpool.

     

  • Sep 16: Cathedral Mass for Atonement and Haling for Victims of Abuse

    A year has passed since the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report was released that exposed the many cases of past sexual abuse in the Diocese of Scranton and throughout Pennsylvania. In an ongoing effort towards atonement and healing, all parishes are reminded to pray for victims of abuse.

    Next week, Bishop Bambera will be offering a Mass for Atonement and Healing for Victims of Abuse on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 10:10 PM at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton.

     

  • Sep 17: 10:15 am Mass @ Personal Care Home
  • Sep 17: Divine Mercy Week 4 6 pm in Grotto Hall

    This week's episode:

    1. the backdrop of a world engulfed in war, the prophetic drama surrounding a small town in Portugal captures the minds and hearts of believers and unbelievers alike. Blessings from blood, victory through suffering, designs of mercy amidst desperate situations—such are God’s

    hidden ways of mercy, ways that triumph over evil.

     

  • Sep 19: Essential Oils

    If you’ve heard of and are curious about their uses and benefits, there will be an informational program on Essential Oils, to be presented by parishioner Julie Ocasio, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, in Grotto Hall at 6:00 pm.

    You need to sign up in advance, and Julie has left her clipboard on the table near church entrance for you to do so.

    Or call Julie at 518-222-7005.

     

  • Sep. 24: Divine Mercy # 5 6 pm i Grotto Hall
  • Sep. 24: Titular (Inscription on Cross) Presentation in Wyalusing

    Titular – Inscription on the Cross (I.N.R.I. - what does that mean?) - Sept. 24

    If you missed the presentation in Grotto Hall last Spring on the Wooden Inscription (Titular) placed above the cross of Jesus, there will be another opportunity to learn more about it on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 6:30 pm in St Mary’s Hall in Wyalusing, adjacent to the Church on 245 State Street (Route 6).

    Our parishioner, Alex Piechocki, will be speaking about “The Holy Name of God.” He will explain some Greek and Hebrew words, and will go deeper into the mystery of Jesus, and His Holy Name.

    A full-size replica of the Titular will be on display, along with time for discussion and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

     

  • Sept. 27: Up & Over Retreat for middle school students

    On September 27 - 29, middle school students from across the Diocese of Scranton with gather at Camp Orchard Hill in Dallas for the Up & Over Jr. High Retreat. This retreat is designed to teach students problem solving skills, communication, and team building through small group sessions and diverse activities such as a low-ropes obstacle course. Students are guaranteed to leave the weekend with new friends, a different perspective of their faith, and skills that they’ll be able to put to use! Middle School students interested in attending should see or call Fr. Ed (570-265-2113) or Marie Seibert ASAP.

     

  • Sep 29: Focus Group Sunday 9:15-10:30 am

    Open to all for Parish Planning

  • Sep 30: VIRTUS;; Protecting God's Children

    Please be aware that there is only a 25 person limit for the VIRTUS training session scheduled for Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6 pm, with Epiphany School, Sayre. Be sure to register early by calling the school at 570.888.5802.

    Thank you, Safe Environment Office, Diocese of Scranton

     

  • Sep 30: Monday Focus Group 6:30-7:45 pm

    Everyone welcome for parish planning

  • Oct 1: Tuesday Focus Group 10:-11:15 am in Grotto Hall

    everyone welcome for parish planning

  • Oct. 1: Divine Mercy #6 6 pm in Grotto Hall
  • Oct 2: Wednesdau Focus Groups 2-3:15 pm and 6:30-7:45 pm

    Everyone welcome for parish planning

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