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Aid and Support After Pregnancy (ASAP) is a featured program of the Knights of Columbus to support pregnant women, mothers, and their children, both born and unborn by serving pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes. St. Michael’s KOC will be hosting an item drive for the Canton Center of the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center during the month of December.  A list of needed items has been provided by the Canton Center. To participate please bring new items to the drop box in the back of the church or you can purchase items on line.  A registry on has been established.  You can choose and purchase items then bring them to the drop box at church.  At the end of December all items will be presented to the Canton center.

NCVI Breast Pump 8782 – 4 items
Boys and Girls Pull-ups; sizes 2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T – 5 boxes each
New outfits – Boys and Girls, Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter; sizes 0-3months – 2T – 10 each
New Sleepers – Boys and Girls; sizes 0-3months – 2T – 10 each


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Items will come up to choose from. You can have items delivered to your location then bring them to church or you can choose to have items delivered to the St. Michael Registry address (David Beahm’s home).

To learn more about the Knights of Columbus ASAP program, click on this link:

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, 

As we emerge from the pandemic, now is the time to prayerfully live our mission as we move toward a reenergized and renewed Church.

While we have suffered many hardships over the past several years, God has remained our source of all things good. In caring for one another, we magnify His glory and mercy.

Thanks to your support, we achieved our $4.5 million goal for the first time since 2018.  Your generosity and kindness have served as an inspiration to me. I know many of you have faced incredible personal difficulties, but thanks to your faithful support, we have been able to do God’s good work throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

The needs within our Diocese have only grown since the pandemic began: to inspire more to follow their vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, to educate more young people in our Catholic schools, to spread the Good News through all forms of media, to strengthen our service to others through Catholic Social Services, and to help every Catholic grow their faith through parish life.

Responding to these needs is God’s invitation for us to show that we are Catholic.

I encourage you to prayerfully consider a gift to the Diocesan Annual Appeal to support these important initiatives.

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you for your gift. May your generosity be returned to you in greater abundance from our God, who will never be outdone in love.

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L.
Bishop of Scranton

Through a grant from the Diocese of Scranton and generous parish sponsors, Saint Michael Parish has 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!