• 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 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


  • Rev. Ronald J. Hughes

    We just received word that Fr. Ronald J. Hughes, our Pastor of SS Peter & Paul from 1996-2005, died this past week at Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre. His funeral liturgy was celebrated by Bishop Bambera in Dunmore this past Friday, July 20,

    1. Ron came to us after 5 years at St. Ann in Bentley Creek; he served as Dean of the Bradford-Sullivan Deanery from 1996 through 2003. From our parish, he was appointed Pastor for St. Ann in Tobyhanna in 2005; in 2006, Assistant Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas, Archbald & St. Mary Czestochowa, Eynon; in 2008, to St. Rose, Carbondale & St. Pius X, Royal until May 2008, appointment as Administrator at St. Joachim, Meshoppen; and then in October 2008 to Assistant Pastor at St. Lawrence O’Toole/St. Mary/St. Michael, Old Forge. He was granted early retirement in 2016 for reasons of health. If you remember, he always had a story for us, and a hug! May he rest in peace.


  • A Message From Bishop Bambera, the Diocese of Scranton

    As you may already know from media reports, the Diocese of Scranton has been the subject of a statewide Grand Jury investigating child sexual abuse in six of the eight dioceses in Pennsylvania. Public release of the report is expected in the coming weeks.
    I want to take this opportunity to offer my deepest apologies to the victims of such abuse, to their families, to the faithful of our Church and to everyone impacted by the behaviors described in this  report. While difficult to face, this is the only way for us to move forward in a more positive way as  we learn from the past.
    You will be kept apprised of new developments through various channels of communication as more information is released. Once again, I am deeply sorry for these past actions and the pain caused by the behaviors described in the report, and I will continue to do all that I can to ensure the safety and well-being of our children.

  • "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.


  • Jul 14-15: Welcome Fr. Tony Cakkungal

    We welcome Fr. Tony Cakkungal, V.C., to our parish this weekend. He is a Vincentian Missionary Priest from India, and will be sharing his own missionary experiences with us on behalf of the Vincentian Missions, which operate in India, East Africa, and Peru. They need help to carry out their missionary, educational, and charitable activities; they also need our financial support for training men for the priesthood.

    1. Please be generous today in second collection today, to help the Missionary work of these Vincentian Missionaries. This Congregation was founded in 1904, modeled after the Congregation of the Mission founded by St. Vincent DePaul. To learn more, visit www.vincentians.in.
    2. Checks/envelopes marked “Missions” will be accepted next week as well, if you were not prepared to contribute fully today. Thank you.


  • Jul 17: 10:15 am Mass @ Personal Care Home
  • Jul. 17-26 Solemn Novena to St. Anne

    Anne Basilica, Scranton

  • Jul. 21: 9 am Breakfast @ Bishop's; call 570-721-1062
  • Jul 23: Finance Council Meeting

    The Finance Council will meet at 3:30 pm in Grotto Hall on Monday, July 23, 2018.

    Members should pick-up materials for review from Fr. Ed at Mass next weekend.


  • Jul 23-27: Lady Crusader Basketball Camp

    This basketball camp will be held July 23 through July 27, 2018 at Holy Cross High School Gym, Holy Cross High School, Dunmore, PA. Each camp session will be from 9AM to 1PM. Instruction will include offense, defense, and individual shooting. Each day will include competitive games that will emphasize the skills taught that day. Instructors will include high school coaches and players. The camp is open to girls entering grades 4 through 9 in the next school year and cost is $60.00 which includes all camp sessions, a commemorative t-shirt and end of camp pizza party. For more information contact Coach Bob McCormack at 570-309-1635 or by email at rmack0423@comcast.net.


  • Jul 23-28: Troy Fair

    Stopy by and show your support for the Pro-Life Booth and Volunteers while you are there, and enjoy the Fair!

  • Jul 26: Widows' Picnic

    The Widows Support Group Picnic will take place at noon on July 26 at the Riverfront Park. Please bring a dish to pass and your table service. Contact Kathy Schmieg (570-265-2046) or Barbara Grimes (570-265-8982) if you are planning to attend.


  • Jul 31: Parish Day at Mt. Pisgah Pool Pavilion
  • Aug. 2: Eucharistic Adoration begins 9 am

    Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.  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.

  • Aug. 3: First Friday Mass 8:30 am; 10:15 am Mass at Bradford County Manor
  • Aug. 4: First Saturday Mass 8:30 am
  • Aug 3-5: Catholic Charismatic Renewal @ Scranton University

    The Scranton Catholic Charismatic Renewal is sponsoring its 36th annual conference at the University of Scranton during the weekend of August 3-5, 2018. This year’s theme is: “He restores my soul!” The Conference will feature inspiring speakers and uplifting music. Mass is celebrated each afternoon. A well stocked book/gift store will be available. Separate tracks for Children and Youth are also available.

    The Early Bird Full-Weekend Registration is $50 until July 23, 2018 and $65 after July 3, 2018.

    Single-day registration is also available on-site. Commuting and brown bagging is encouraged, while dormitory housing and cafeteria meals are available at a moderate cost. For Registration Forms, please see the Bulletin board on the website www.ccrscranton.org or email ccrconference @ comcast.net.


  • Aug 4: Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament

    The thirteenth annual Lyle Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting St. Agnes School, will take place on Saturday, August 4th at the Towanda Country Club. We welcome parishioners and community members to register a team! The cost is $80 per player, which includes coffee & donuts, greens fees & cart, lunch & prizes, and raffles & contests. Non-golfing guests may join the players for lunch for $20 per person. Hole sponsorships are a great way to support the tournament as well! The cost to sponsor a hole is $100. Please call the school office at 265-6803 for more information, to register a team, or to sponsor a hole.


  • Aug 5: Social activities planning after 11 am Mass

    in Grotto Hall

  • Aug. 5: Friendsville Parish Picnic

    St. Brigid’s Parish Community, Friendsville, invite you to their Picnic on Sunday, August 5, at St. John Neumann Center and grounds on Route 267 in “Downtown” Choconut, PA. The chicken barbecue dinner begins at 11:30 am until 4 pm; $10 adult admission, $4 child/ “0” for under-five, includes games the whole family can enjoy. Folk and country music by Bob & Friends. Tickets at the door.


  • Aug 5-9: Vacation Bible School

    Students and parents are asked to mark your calendars for this summer’s VBS from 6-8 pm Sunday through Thursday, August 5-9, 2018, at the Wysox Presbyterian Church, for grades Pre-K to 6. Lots of fun and learning activities are being planned for this year’s VBS.

    We currently are in need of three group leaders and several assistant leaders for the program. If you are interested in helping in this way or any other way, please see Fr. Ed or Marie Seibert. 570-265-3122. Thank you!


  • Aug. 11: LeRoy Museum

    Speakers, Displays "All About Barclay"

    call 570-721-1062

  • Sep 22: Pilgrimage of Faith

    17th Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage of Faith -

    “The Journey Makes Us One"

    1. Scranton Diocese, as part of its 150th Anniversary year-long celebration, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 22, 2018. If fifty (50) parishioners sign up, we will have our own bus from our own church; smaller numbers will be combined with other parishes and at other points of departure. $55 fee should accompany your registration. Inquiries or registrations should go to our parish coordinator, Nancy Barrett, 570-721-1062; she is usually in the parish office on Tuesdays, 570-265-2113. Watch future bulletins and the Catholic Light for more details. Diocese is also offering an overnight option from the Scranton area; contact Nancy if you are interested in that option as well.