• 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

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

  • 2019 Lent Schedule

    Lent 2019

    Saints Peter and Paul Parish

    Towanda, PA 18848 570-265-2113

     

    Each Monday of Lent “The Light is On for You”

    Sacrament of Reconciliation 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. at the church except not on March 18, 2019

     

    Each Wednesday of Lent

    Mass 5:30 p.m. at SSPP Church, followed by Soup/Sandwich/Salad in Grotto Hall

     

    Ecumenical Lenten Luncheons -“People of the Passion” 11:45 a.m. at Towanda Methodist Church

     

    March 13, 2019 Pastor Karen Ballard UMC

    March 20, 2019 Pastor Kitty Keller Trinity Charge

    March 27, 2019 Pastor Jira Albers Trinity Lutheran

    April 3, 2019 Pastor Damian Brooks Pathways UMC

    April 10, 2019 Fr. Edward Michelini Saints Peter & Paul

     

    Friday of Lent Stations of the Cross at church: 1:30 p,m.(St. Agnes students) and 7:00 p.m. April 12, 2019 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 pm Living Stations of the Cross with St. Agnes students

     

    Fish Dinner Fridays JFK Hall - St. Agnes from 4-7 p.m. Knights of Columbus & St. Agnes PTG

    March 8 and 22, 2019 and April 5, 2019

     

    Deanery Reconciliation Services

    March 31, 2019 Wyalusing 2 p.m. and Dushore 4 p.m.

    April 7, 2019 Canton 2 p.m. and Towanda 4 p.m.

    Sunday April 14, 2019 Sayre 3 p.m.

     

    Holy Week

    Palm Sunday Sunday April 14, 2019

    Chrism Mass Tuesday April 16, 2019 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton

     

    Triduum

    Thursday April 18, 2019 Mass at 7:00 p.m.

    Good Friday April 19, 2019 3:00 p.m. the Passion of the Lord

    Holy Saturday April 20, 2019

    9 a.m. Blessing of Easter Baskets in Grotto Hall

    Easter Vigil April 20, 2019 Mass at 8:30 p.m.

    Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 Mass at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.

  • 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.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/d31hibyaxpzw0ne/Compensation%20Program.mp4?dl=0

  • 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.

     

  • "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

  • Mar 18: No Evening Confessions
  • Mar 20: Ecumenical Lenten Luncheon "People of the Passion"

    11:45 am at Towanda Methodist Church

    Pastor Kitty Keller, Trinity Charge

  • Mar 20: 5:30 pm Mass (no morning Mass)

    Light supper afterward in Grotto Hall

  • Mar 22: 4-7 pm Fish Dinner

    Friday Fish Dinners

    The St. Agnes PTG and the St. John Neumann Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will offer fish dinners on Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5 in JFK Hall. Menu: baked haddock, homemade mac & cheese, coleslaw, rolls, butter and beverage. Price: Adult $10; Senior citizen $8; Child $7; under 5 FREE; special pricing for families of 4+. Come and enjoy a great meal, friendly fellowship, and help out St. Agnes and the Knights.

    Pre-orders are encouraged but walk-ins welcome. Take-outs also available:. Please leave your name, phone number and number of meals requested, by calling 570-772-6524.

     

  • Mar 25: The Light is on for You 5:30-6:45 pm (Confessions)
  • Mar 27: Lenten Ecumenical Luncheon "People of the Passion"

    11:45 a  Towanda Methodist Church

    Pastor Jira Albers, Trinity Lutheran

  • Mar 27: 5:30 pm Mass (no morning Mass)

    light supper afterward in Grotto Hall

  • Mar. 28-31: Men's Cursillo
  • Mar 29: Stations of the Cross

    1:30 pm (St. Agnes Students) and parishioners

    7:00 pm  Parishoners

  • Mar 31: Deanery Panance Service

    2 pm Wyalusing

    4 pm Dushore

  • Apr 1: The Light is on for You 5:30- 6:45 pm (Confessions)
  • Apr. 3: Ecumentical Lenten Luncheon "People of the Passion"

    11:45 am at Towanda Methodist Church

    Pastor Damian Brooks, Pathways UMC

  • Apr. 3: 5:30 pm Mass (No morning Mass)

    light supper afteward in Grotto Hall

  • Apr 5: Stations of the Cross

    1:45 and 7:00 p.m.

  • Apr 5: Lenten Fish Dinner 4-7 pm

    Friday Fish Dinners

    The St. Agnes PTG and the St. John Neumann Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will offer fish dinners on Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5 in JFK Hall. Menu: baked haddock, homemade mac & cheese, coleslaw, rolls, butter and beverage. Price: Adult $10; Senior citizen $8; Child $7; under 5 FREE; special pricing for families of 4+. Come and enjoy a great meal, friendly fellowship, and help out St. Agnes and the Knights.

    Pre-orders are encouraged but walk-ins welcome. Take-outs also available:. Please leave your name, phone number and number of meals requested, by calling 570-772-6524.

     

  • Apr 7: Deanery Penance Service

    2 pm Canton

    4 pm TOWANDA

  • Apr 8: 5:30-6:45 pm The Light is On for You (Confessions)
  • Apr 10: Lenten Ecumentical Luncheon 11:45 pm

    Towanda Methodist Church

    Fr. Edward Michelini, SS Peter & Paul

    SSPP Parish hosting luncheon 

  • Apr 10 Widows' Support Group 1-3 pm
  • Apr 10: 5:30 pm Mass (no morning Mass)

    light supper afterward in Grotto Hall

  • Apr 12: Living Stations of the Cross

    Living Stations by St. Agnes School Students

    1:30 pm and 7:00 pm

  • Apr 14: Deanery Penance Service 3 pm Sayre

    3 pm Epiphany church in Sayre