• 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


  • Dec 29: 8:30 am Mass
  • Cursillo Group Reunions in Grotto Hall weekly:

    Men:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7 am

    Women:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6 pm; 2nd & 4th Fridays 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.


  • Dec. 19: St. Agnes School Christmas Pageant 7 pm at church
  • Jan 17: RCIA 7 pm in Grotto Hall
  • Jan. 21 - 29: Nine Days for Life 2017

    Download the Novena at www.9daysforlife.com

  • Jan 22: CCD Classes resume
  • Jan 22: Pro-Life Rally at Bradford County Courthouse 2 pm

    Followed by a short walk to United Methodist Church for a non-denominational prayer service, including a talk by Rev. Joseph Kilmer of Braintrim Baptist Church.  Everyone welcome.

  • Jan. 23: Day of Prayer of the Legal Prote ction of Unborn Children

    THe Roman Missal, no. 373, designates January 22 (the anniversary of 1973 Roe v Wade) as a particular day of prayer and penance in the dioceses of the United States of America.  Because Jan. 22 falls on Sunday this year, the designated ovservance for 2017 is Monday, Jan. 23rd.

  • Jan. 23: Parish Pastoral Council 7 pm
  • Jan 24: 1 pm Bible StudyGroup in Grotto Hall
  • Jan 24: RCIA at 7 pm in Grotto Hall
  • Jan 25: ARISE Leaders Workshop 6-8pm in Grotto Hall
  • Jan 25: 7 pm Bible Study Group IN CHURCH THIS WEEK
  • Jan. 27: March for Life in Washington DC

    Bus seats -  call 570-395-3417 Rob Howard

  • Jan 28: Breakfast at Jones'

    Call for Nancy for reservations 570-721-1062

  • Jan 29 - Feb 5: Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan 29: CCD Classes IN CHURCH
  • Jan 29: St. Agnes School Community Breakfast 8-11 am in JFK Hall

    ALSO  9-1:  Scholastic Book Fair; Open House and Pre-Registration and 11 am Children's Mass and Choir; Promise Tree Silent Auction begins today through closing Feb 4 at 9:30 pm

  • Jan 30: 175th Committee 5 pm in Grotto Hall
  • Jan 31: 1 pm Bible Study Group in Grotto Hall
  • Jan 31: RCIA 7 pm in Grotto Hall
  • Feb 1: 7 pm Bible Study Group
  • Feb.4: St. Agnes School Trivia Night
  • Feb 8: Social dinner @ Woody's

    Call Nancy for reservations 570 621-1062

  • Feb 8: 1 pm Widow's Support Group in Grotto Hall
  • Feb. 12: "Laying the Cornerstone"

    175th Anniversary Committee presents a re-enactment by children of the parish of the laying of the cornerstone of the present church; even between Sunday Masses.

  • Feb 25: Breakfast @ Sparks'

    Call Nancy for reservations 570-721-1062

  • Feb, 26: Mardi Gras 175th Celebration Dinner

    Theme of Mardi Gras this year is to celebrate the 175 years of parish history; come in period costumes between 1841 and 970's.--PRIZE to best costume.

    Sign up on sign-up sheet in the rear of the church beginning weekend of Jan. 29

  • March 2017: Lent events begin

    ARISE Season 4

    Lenten Luncheons on Wednesdays

    Lenten 8:30 pm Wednesday evenings

  • Mar 1: Ash Wed; Masses 8:30 am, 5:30 pm; scripture service 12:10 pm; all with distribution of ashes
  • Mar. 25: 175th Anniversary History Fair and Tours of church

    Exhibits for every 25 years of our parish history;  Parishioners invited to lend pictures/articles for the exhibit;  Contact 570-265-2113.

  • Mar 30-Apr 2: Men's Cursillo

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

  • May 6: Men's Conference (Diocesan)

    King's College; Theme 100th Anniversary of Apparitions at Fatima; speakers  Fr. Andrew Apostoli, Steven Ray, and Matt Fradd. 

  • Jun. 17: Parish Picnic
  • May 6: Diocesan Men's Conference