• 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



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  • March 2017: Lent events begin

    ARISE Season 4

    Lenten Bulletin Inserts (English & Spanish) every Sunday

    Lenten Luncheons on Wednesdays 11:45 am Towanda Methodist Church

    Lenten 5:30 pm Mass Wednesday evenings, light supper, scripture study Gospel of Matthew (except Mar 15)

    "The Light is On for You"  (Confessions)  Mondays 5:30-6:45 (except Mar 13)

    Deanery Penance Services Mar 26 (Wyalusing 2, Dushore 4); Apr 2( Canton 2, Towanda 4); Apr 9 (Sayre 3)

    Stations of the Cross  Fridays 1:45 & 7; except Apr 7 @ 1:30 & 7:30 pm Living Stations by St. Agnes Students

    Scripture Study at home:  Gospel of Matthew:  considder reading through, a chapter at a family, perhaps as a family, and discuss what it means to us in our lives and what is being revealed to us as individuals and as a family  The Liturgical readings this year are from Matthew.

  • ARISE groups meet weekly Feb 26 - April 6

    TO  JOIN  A  GROUP, CALL CHRISTINA  570-297-9403

    Sundays 9:15 am @ St. Agnes School (Jim Burrowes); 6:00 pm Grotto Hall (Barb Wywiorski).

    Monday 2:30 pm Grotto Hall (Marie Seibert);  6:00 pm Grotto Hall (Rob Grimes)

    Tuesday 9:30 am  (Kathy Joyce home);  6:00 pm (Demangone Home)

    Wednesdays 2:00 pm (Mary Kay Ward home with Gus Branish);  6:00 pm ( Christina Fleury Home)

    Thursdays  2:00 pm Colonial Terrace (Patti Meredith);  6:30 pm Grotto Hall  (Luis Vega)




  • Cursillo Group Reunions in Grotto Hall weekly:

    Men:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7 am

    Women:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6 pm; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays after morning Mass; and 2nd & 4th Saturdays 8:30 am;  

  • Tuesdays at 7 pm: RCIA in Grotto Hall

    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)


    The RCIA program will meet this Tuesday evening,  November 22, 2016, at 7 pm in Grotto Hall.  Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and/or becoming members of the Catholic Church are most welcome to participate. If you are inquisitive about what you may have missed in years past, please attend.  For more information, please see Joel Christian, Fr. Ed, Christina Fleury, or call the parish office 570-265-2113


  • 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.


  • Mar 26: Deanery Penance Services 2 pm Wyalusing; 4 pm Dushore
  • Mar 27: "The Light is On for You" Confessions
  • Mar 29: Lenten Luncheon 11:45 am @ Towanda Methodist Church

    message follows; donation

  • Mar 29: 5:30 pm Mass followed by light supper then Fr. Barron video
  • Mar 30-Apr 2: Men's Cursillo

    Information in back table of church; or contact Fr. Ed, John Demangone, Luis Vega

  • Mar 31: Stations of the Cross 1:45 & 7 pm
  • Apr . 1: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Apr 1: Altar Server Refresher and Practice 10 am-12, food afterward
  • Apr 2: 9:15 am FIrst Communion Parents Meeting @ school
  • Apr 2: Deanery Penance Services 2 pm Canton; 4 pm Towanda
  • Apr 3: "The Light is On for You" 5:30-6:45 pm Confessions
  • Apr 5: Lenten Luncheon 11:45 @ Towanda Methodist church

    by donation; message after lunch

  • Apr 5: 5:30 pm Mass followed by light supper, then Fr. Barron video
  • Apr 6: Eucharistic Adoration begins 9 am through Fri. 3 pm
  • Apr 7: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:15 Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • Apr 7: Living Stations of the Cross 1:30 & 7 pm

    St. Agnes Students

  • Apr 8: Altar Server Refresher and Pra ctice 10 am - 12; food afterward
  • Apr 9: Palm Sunday Masses 8 & 11 am

    Holy Week begins

  • Apr 9: Deanery Penance Service 3 pm Sayre
  • Apr 10: "The Light is On for You" 5:30-6:45 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Apr 11: Chrism Mass St. Peter Cathedral, Scranton, 4 pm

    The three Holy Chrisms (oils) are blessed each year during Holy Week; they are used, one specifically for sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick, throughout the year.  The diocesan priests will renew their vows at this Mass; attending would be a wonderful way to pray for our priests..  If you wish to attend, please contact Fr. Ed, Mqrie Seibert 570--265-3122, or the parish office 570-265-2113.

  • Apr 13: Holy Thursday - 7 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper

    Commemorating the Instution of the Holy Eucharist by Christ at supper with His disciples on the night before He died. 

    "He took bread . . . "This is my Body."   He took wine . . . "This is my Blood."    "Do this in remembrance of Me."

  • Apr 14: 12:10 pm Stations of the Cross; 3 pm The Passion of the Lord
  • Apr 15: Holy Saturday; 10 am Blessing of Easter Baskets in Grotto Hall
  • Apr 15: Easter Vigil 9:00 pm
  • Apr 16: Easter Sunday Masses 8:00 and 11:00 am

    Christ had died; CHRIST  IS  RISEN !  Christ will come again.

  • Apr. 23: Divine Mercy Sunday - 175th Anniversary Organ Concert
  • May 6: Diocesan Men's Conference
  • May 21: 175th Anniversary Choral Concert
  • May 29: Memorial Day Mass and Pioneer Graves Commemoration
  • Jun 4: Pentecost Sunday - Conclusion of 175th Anniversary Year
  • Jun. 17: Parish Picnic