• 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 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


  • January Intentions of Pope Francis

    Promotion of World Peace


    We pray that Christians, followers of

    other religions, and all people of good will, may promote peace and justice.


  • 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 - easy access

    Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

    1. Go to formed.org/signup
    2. Select your parish
    3. Register with your name and email address
    4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

    Enjoy DVD's, CDs, Programs,  books and more, for a variety of ages and interests.

  • Jan. 19: Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

    On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued

    a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National

    Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day

    the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all

    1. states). Churches of many denominations around the United States use the third Sunday of January each year to celebrate God's gift of life, to commemorate the many lives lost to

    abortion, and to commit themselves to protecting human life

    at every stage.


  • Jan. 19: Pro-Life Rally @ Courthouse 2 pm
    1. are invited to join the annual Pro-Life Rally at 2 pm at the Bradford County Courthouse on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2010. The group will walk to the bridge .and then back to the First Presbyterian Church for an ecumenical worship service followed by light refreshments. U.S. Representative Fred Keller will be the guest speaker. Please join in witnessing to the sanctity of human life, and to speak for the more than 60,000,000 American babies denied it in the past 48 years since abortion was made legal in our country.


  • Jan. 19-25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    Members of the Diocese of Scranton, together with members of various Christian congregations and members of the Christian Communities Gathering of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will come together for an Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God on Wednesday, January, 22 at 12:10 p.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Peter.

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, began in 1908, and is celebrated each year throughout the world.

    The "Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms of Ecumenism" encourages ecumenical participation: "The ecumenical movement is a grace of God, given by the Father in answer to the prayer of Jesus (35) and the supplication of the Church inspired by the Holy Spirit. (36) While it is carried out within the general mission of the Church to unite humanity in Christ, its own specific field is the restoration of unity among Christians. (37) Those who are baptized in the name of Christ are, by that very fact, called to commit themselves to the search for unity. (38) Baptismal communion tends towards full ecclesial communion. "To live our Baptism is to be caught up in Christ's mission of making all things one."


    The theme for the 2020 observance is "They Showed Us Unusual Kindness" (cf. Acts 28:2). The theme and text for each year's observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are chosen and prepared by representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches.

    Everyone is welcome to participate in the Ecumenical prayer service for Christian Unity. If you cannot attend the Cathedral service, please participate in local ecumenical celebrations.


  • Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Holiday

    8:30 am Mass as usual

    Parish Office closed.

  • Jan. 21: Feast of St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr

    St. Agnes is the patroness of our own St. Agnes School. The students will perform ministries at the 8:30 am Mass on Tuesday. St. Agnes, pray for our students, and their parents and their teachers; Amen.


  • Jan. 21: 10:15 Mass @ Personal Care Home
  • Jan. 22: U.S. Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
  • Jan. 23: Widows Support Group

    The Widows Support Group will be having their January luncheon at the Northern Tier Career Center (Vo Tech School) this Thursday, January 23 at noon. If you need a ride, please meet at the church parking lot at 11:45 AM. Donation for the lunch is $5 but reservations need to be made by calling 570-265-2625.

    All widows are welcome to attend.


  • Jan. 24: Bus to D.C. March for Life
    1. bus chartered by Pennsylvanians for Human Life is available for transportation to attend the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. Your reservation and $30 payment is required. Please contact Rob Howard at 570-395-3417 or email rshoward1@frontiernet.net.


  • Jan. 30-31: Eucharistic Adoration

    Begins 9 am on Thursday in Grotto Hall, through Friday afternoon in the church.

    Parish Office is closed.

  • Jan, 31: 8:30 am First Friday Mass" and 10;15 am at Bradford County Manor
  • Feb. 1: Retreat for Confirmation Students

    all day; afterward, 5 pm Mass at churh

  • Feb. 2: St. Agnes Night at the Races

    For more information about this annual fundraiser for the school, call 570-265-6803.

  • Feb. 2: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Feb. 7: First Penance Practice

    6 pm in church

  • Feb. 8: First Penance 10 am in church;

    lunch in Grotto Hall afterward

  • Feb. 16: World Marriage Day celebration

    watch for details

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