• Ice Cream Social St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary May 6, 2018
  • Studying the St. Agnes School 140th Anniversary Exhibit
  • Parent and Child Dance at Mardi Gras Party
  • "Father Toner" and Father Ed join in the dance
  • 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

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

  • Voting Guide

    Priests for Life – A Comparison of the

    Republican and Democratic Platforms

     

    A condensed platform guide from Priests for Life was received this past week in the parish mail. A copy of what was received has been inserted in the bulletin (Oct. 7) for your preparation for voting next month.

    A full text of the both Party Platforms can be found at www.VotingInfo. net.

    If you find this insert helpful, when you get a chance please let Fr. Ed know. Thanks.

     

     

  • Called to Community - You are welcome to join any group

    Small Groups Meeting from Oct. 7 through Nov. 18 as follows:

    SUNDAYS   Oct 7,14,21,28, Nov. 4,11'

             9:15 am at St. Agnes School, Jim Burrowes Leader'

              6:00 pm in Grotto Hall, Doc Boyek Leader

    MONDAYS  Oct 8,15,22,29, Nov 5,,12 

           2:30 pm in Grotto Hall, Marie Seibert Leader

            6:00 pm in Grotto Hall, Rob Grimes  Leader

    TUESDAYS    Oct 9,16,23,30, Nov 6,13     

            9:30 am in Grotto Hall, Leader TBA

            6:00 pm in Grotto Hall, Al Ondrey Leader

    WEDNESDAYS    Oct 10,27,24,31, Nov 7,14

           1:00 pm  home of Mary Kay Ward 27 Berwick Dr Monroeton

                                                 Mary Kay and Bus Branish Leaders

            6:00 pm:  Grotto Hall, Christina Fleury Leader

    THURSDAYS       Oct 11,18,25, Nov 1,8,15

            2:00 pm at Colonial Terrace 3rd Floor newer building, Patti Meredith Leader

            6:30 pm in Grotto Hall, Luis Vega Leader

     

  • "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.

     

  • Oct 7 until Nov 18: Parish Fall Program

    Called to be Community - A guide to living a spirituality of communion

     

    Jesus’ new commandment of reciprocal love is the focal point of a spirituality

    of communion, which invites people to have mutual and constant love as their priority

    before anything else.

     

    This guide to living a spirituality of communion is best used in small groups of 10 – 15 people who meet once or twice a month in a home or parish setting. It covers 12 points of a spirituality of communion that aid the participants in integrating the Gospel into their daily lives and forming the kind of “living parish communities” that were envisioned by the Second Vatican Council.

    Compiled by Fr. Tom Ess, OFM, Terry Gunn, Emilie Christy and Clare Zanzucchi

     

    Our Fall program will begin the week of October 7, and conclude before Thanksgiving.

     

    1. the church bulletin board for meeting days, times, and places. Call the group leader if you need more information, or the parish office 570-265-2113.

     

  • Oct. 20-21: Mission Collection

    World Mission Sunday - Oct. 21, 2018

    Today, with Catholics of the world, we are called to offer our prayers and our generous financial support, through The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. Today we “speak up,” through our prayers and personal sacrifices, for our brothers and sisters in the Missions. As little as $25 helps support a catechist for a month in Latin America; $75 provides for the work of religious Sisters in Africa; $100 assists children in schools in Asia.

    As always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the Missions. Your prayers and financial help, offered today, WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, (and hopefully many other days) will support mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who are Christ’s witnesses to a world so in need of His healing love and peace.

     

     

  • Oct. 25: Spaghetti Dinner at JFK Hall

    DINNER: St. Agnes PTG and the St. John Neumann Assembly of the Knights of Columbus are grateful to all who attended our first Spaghetti Dinner last month to benefit the School and the Knights’ charities.

    Don’t miss the next feast on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 4-7 pm @ JFK Hall: Meatballs, spaghetti, salad and Italian bread. Cost $8 adult; $6 seniors and children under 12; special pricing for families of 4 or more. Also available for take-outs or delivery by calling 570-772-6524.

     

  • Oct 25: Christian Comedian

    Wysox Presbyterian Church presents Christian comedian at 7 pm; (freewill offering) 570-265-6119

  • Oct. 26: No Mass today
  • Oct. 29: Parish Finance Council 3:30 pm in Rectory
  • Oct. 29: Parish Finance Council 3:30 pm in Rectory
  • Oct 31: 7 pm Vigil Mass for All Saints
  • Nov 1: All Saints Masses 8:30 am and 12:10 pm

    Holy Day of Obligation

  • Nov 1: Eucharistic Adoration begins after morning Mass

    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.

     

  • Nov 2: All Souls Day 8:30 am Mass
  • Nov. 2: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:15 am Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • Nov. 3: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Nov. 3: 5:00 pm Mass of Remembrance and Ceremony of Light

    The Pairsh remembers those members who have died this past year; Family members will light a candle for their loved one.  A reception in Grotto Hall will follow the Mass and Ceremony.

  • Nov 4: Diocesan 5 pm Mass @ Cathedral

    National Vocation Awareness WeekNovember 4-10, 2018

    1. Bambera is once again calling the ‘young church’ (ages 18-35) to join him in celebrating the “Faith and Discernment” kick-off for National Vocation Awareness Week on Sunday, November 4, with 5:00 pm Mass in the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton. Praise and worship music will begin at 4:40 pm. A reception in the Diocesan Pastoral Center across the street will follow. God calls us to accompany young people as they journey in faith and in discerning His desire for their lives and for the life of the Church.

    This #LeaveaMark18 event will officially close the 150th Anniversary Year for the Diocese of Scranton, providing the opportunity for the young adults who gather to accept the invitation to shape the

    1. of the Church for generations to come. For more information, please call the Diocesan Vocation Office at 570-207-1452, or visit vocations.dioceseofscranton.org.

     

     

     

     

  • Nov 6: Election Day -- Prepare to Vote

    Mid-Term Elections - Please Prepare to Vote

    On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the country will hold mid-term elections. An insert in last week’s bulletin provided information from the platforms of the Democratic and Republican Parties. Please review that insert and also personally investigate the positions of those who are running for office.

    Pray that the Holy Spirit guide us as individuals and as a nation in electing women and men who will lead our country and make decisions that will reflect your values.

     

  • Nov 9-11: Day Break Retreat for 8th & 9th graders

    Diocesan Youth Program – for 8th & 9th graders

     

    The Day Break Retreat is a peer-facilitated retreat specifically for 8th & 9th grade students. The weekend will focus on forming good communication skills and healthy relationships with oneself, with family, and with friends. Students will come away with new friendships and the tools needed to make old friendships even better!

    1. 9-11, 2018 St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Arrival: 7:00 pm Friday; and Departure: 12:00 pm Sunday.

    Cost is $185 per person –SSPP parishioner family pays only $35, and the parish will subsidize the balance.

    For more information, call (570) 207-2213 EXT.1155, or the parish office 570-265-2113 ASAP

  • Nov. 22: "FREE" Community Dinner

    Noon until 1 pm:  Traditional Thanksgiving Meal @ Towanda Presbyterian Church

  • Nov 9-11: Day Break Retreat

    Diocesan Youth Program – for 8th & 9th graders

     

    The Day Break Retreat is a peer-facilitated retreat specifically for 8th & 9th grade students. The weekend will focus on forming good communication skills and healthy relationships with oneself, with family, and with friends. Students will come away with new friendships and the tools needed to make old friendships even better!

    1. 9-11, 2018 St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, Clarks Summit, Pa.; Arrival: 7:00pm Friday and Departure: 12:00pm Sunday.

    Cost is $185 per person –SSPP parishioner family pays only $35, and the parish will subsidize the balance.

    See Fr. Ed ASAP and for more information, call (570)207-2213 EXT.1155

     

  • Nov 11: Breakfast 9-11 @ St. Agnes School

    Family-friendly prices 

  • Nov. 22: "FREE" Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    Towanda Pesbyterian Churc Basement from Noon to 1:00 pm:  traditional Thanksgiving meal.

  • Nov 22: Thanksgiving Day Mass 9:00 am
  • Dec 18: "FREE" Community Dinner

    Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes and Sides from 5:30-6:30 pm