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Adult Education will begin on Sunday, September 25th in the rectory chapel at 8:15 am.  We will be going through the ten session program Lectio:  EUCHARIST with Dr. Brant Pitri of the Augustine Institute.  Study Guides are not necessary, though five copies have been donated for anyone who would like to use one.

Catholic Men’s Conference

On October 8, 2022, the Catholic Men’s Conference will be held at Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Blvd., Wilkes-Barre from 8 am to 3 pm.  This year’s theme is “Be Not Afraid” under the patronage of Saint Joseph.

Men are encouraged to attend.  There will be Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Sacramental Confession, and lunch break.  Mass will be offered by the Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Bambera.

Saint Michael’s Parish has a private sponsor who will pay the registration fee for any man in the parish to attend this Conference.  To take advantage of this generous offer, call the parish office at 570-673-5253 or email

Early Bird Registration is $30.00/man with the price increasing to $40.00 after September 9th.  Register online at  To register by mail, send payment along with the names, addresses & phone numbers of the men in your party to:  Bill Leandri, 239 Hayfield Road, Shavertown, Pa. 18708.  Checks should be payable to “Be A Catholic Man”.  Questions, please contact Michael Kilmer, Conference Chairman, at 570-746-0100 or

Conference Brochure

Food pantry collections are continuing in all three churches until further notice.  Local pantries are in great need and are extremely grateful for your continuing generous support.  Donations of nonperishable food items, paper products, personal hygiene items, or gift cards to local stores are greatly appreciated.

Below is a list of food products that the Canton Area Food Pantry is in need of on a weekly basis. These are items that go into every food box each week for distribution, so when the pantry runs out of these items they must purchase them. Other non-food items are available for clients as needed. Non-food items cannot be purchased at stores using food vouchers.

The Canton Area Food Pantry is a non-profit. Unlike other area food pantries, they take no government assistance which means that there are no eligibility restrictions. This is important because anyone can fall into an emergency situation. Being a non-profit they are free to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their clients and often include scriptural passages with their food packages.

The Canton Area Food Pantry and the Knights of Columbus thank you for your continues generous donations.


boxes of cereals

instant mashed potatoes

macaroni and spaghetti noodles

boxes of macaroni and cheese

saltine crackers

cans of pork and beans or baked beans

spaghetti sauce

peanut butter

cans of pasta meals such as Chef Boyardee

cans of vegetables (corn, string beans, carrots, peas and mixed vegetables)

cans of fruit (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges)

tuna fish

cans of chicken soup and tomato soup are put into their packages but they will take any kind.

Beginning in September of 2021, through a grant from the Diocese of Scranton and a generous sponsor, the parish began a subscription to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children.  FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism.  Best of all, this material is free to you. This subscription has been renewed through September of 2023.

Our parish uses the material on FORMED to support our ministries and provide continuing education for staff members and parishioners, as well as outreach for our sick and homebound members.  Much of FORMED’s content is available in both English and Spanish.

You can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with an inexpensive Roku device or Apple TV.  You can even listen on your phone as you commute to work or do chores.

Click on the link below to get started. Find us by entering our parish zip code of 17724, click on our parish name, then enter your name and email address. It’s that easy!