• 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


  • 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

  • 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.


  • Bishop's Letter Nov 8, 2018
  • Dec. 1: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Jan. 15: 10:15 am Mass @ Personal Care Home
  • Jan. 17-18: National March for Life/Walk for Life in Washington DC
  • Jan. 18: March for Life

    46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. For only $ 30.00 you can receive round trip transportation to Washington DC. aboard a luxurious 52 passenger bus. You will be accompanied with a large group of faith filled Christians from Bradford County. Demonstrate your support for the unborn. Bus leaves Towanda at 5:20 a.m. and will return at 11:50 p.m. For reservations, and schedule call Ron Howard @ 570-395-3417 e-mail rshoward1@frontier.net


  • Jan. 20: No CCD classes for holiday
  • Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; parish office closed.
  • Jan. 24: Widows' Support Group "Lunch Out"
  • Jan. 25: Small Group Social & Planning

    For the past several years now, the parish has formed small groups to learn and to share our faith in God with one another. We are planning a pre-Spring 2019 gathering on Friday January 25, 2019 from 6-8 pm to evaluate Fall 2018, to prepare for Spring 2019, and to plan ahead for the following two small group seasons.

    The parish will supply the main course and if the small groups can supply veggies, starch, salads, desserts and drink, that would be great! Speak with your small group leader for details and to state your plan to attend. All parishioners are welcome to come this social event – if you are not a member of small group, just let Fr. Ed know that you are planning to attend the gathering on the 25th. Or parish office 570-265-2113.

    We can always use help setting and prepping the day before (from 11-3) or the day of (starting at 10); even an hour is helpful and appreciated.


  • jAN. 27: St. Agnes PTG Brealfast 8-11 am in JFK Hall


  • Jan. 31: Eucharistic Adoration begins 9 a,m. through Friday afternoon

    Eucharistic Adoration will be observed Thursday and Friday this week ! Please consult the schedule in the back of the church; sign up for an hour, if you can. Try to spend at least some time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Thursday or Friday.


  • Feb. 1: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:15 Mass @ Bradford County Manor
  • Feb. 2: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Mar. 3: Parish Mardi Gras Dinner/Party
  • Feb.9: 6-7 pm First Reconciliation practice @ church
  • Feb. 10; 10:00 am First Reconciliation
  • Feb. 17: No CCD classes, holiday weekend
  • Feb. 18: Presidents Day holiday; parish office closed
  • 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.


  • Mar. 3: Marki Gras
  • Mar. 6: Ash Wednesday
  • Mar. 28-31: Men's Cursillo