• 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
  • 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.


  • See Annual Appeal Video at https://youtu.be/dVS6vw5lfGc



    Did You Know . . .

    Your donations are restricted for use to support

    just Five (5) Diocesan Ministries and Services:


    1. Catholic Social Services

    2. Catholic Education in Schools and Parishes

    3. Clergy Education & Care

    4. Parish Life & Ministry Formation

    5. Catholic Media & Communications


    This week we will describe Number 4:

    Parish Life & Ministry Formation — serves our

    parishes with programs to foster vibrant faith

    Communities, where parishioners are actively

    engaged in the ministries of Word, Worship,

    Community, and Service; and in new programs

    which cultivate “the young Church.”


  • "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

  • Feb 10 - March 10: Ronald McDonald House Collection @ St. Agnes school

    The Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for families of sick children at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, PA.

    1. Agnes School is one of the local drop-off centers for the annual Farmers Care event being held February 1—March 10, 2019. Items needed are listed on the bulletin boards in the rear of the church.

    All donations should be taken to St. Agnes School.


  • Feb. 16: Lunch @ Riverstone 1 pm
  • Feb. 17: No CCD classes, holiday weekend
  • Feb. 18: Deadlline to sign up for Mardi Gras Dinner (Mar 3)
  • Feb. 20: Widows' Support Group Meeting 1 pm in Grotto Hall

    rescheduled from last week

  • Feb. 23: Breakfast @ Bishop's 9 am
  • Feb. 24: Cursillo Ultreya 2-4 pm in Grotto Hall

    During the past several years numerous parishioners have taken the opportunity to make a Cursillo – a program of faith and spiritual enrichment. The parish has received word that the #61 Men’s Cursillo will be held March 28-31, 2019 and the #72 Women’s Cursillo will be held Oct 3-6, 2019. Mark your calendars and seriously consider making a Cursillo. Information and a n application is available on the table at the entrance to the church and you can also speak with a parishioner who has previously made a Cursillo. It will be a very meaningful and beneficial experience.


  • Feb. 24 - Mar 2: Small Groups resume meetings

    for six weeks (Post-ARISE Spring Season);  Parishioners welcome to join a group; call parish office for information 570-265-2113.

  • Mar. 3: Mari Gras Dinner, Celebration

    The parish will host a Mardi Gras Party on Sunday March 3, 2019 in JFK Hall in St. Agnes School after

    the 11 am Mass. The parish will supply the food and entertainment/games.

    Sign-up sheets will be available at the entrance of the church beginning the weekend of January 27, 2019, because we need to get a good estimate of the number of adults and children to plan for the food.

    So please sign-up prior to Monday February 18, 2019.

    Costumes/masks optional


  • Mar. 6: Ash Wednesday


    Masses 8:30 am & 5:30 pm.  (light supper in Grotto Hall after evening Mass)

    Prayer service 12:10 pm with ashes

    - Fast and Abstinence

    Just a reminder that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the only days of the year on which Catholics must BOTH fast (only one full meal) and abstain from meat. 


  • Mar. 28-31: Men's Cursillo