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This year, as the IHM Congregation celebrates its 175th anniversary it needs your help more than ever.  The Congregation is doing everything necessary to ensure the safety of all its sisters, especially those who are most vulnerable, but revenue has declined and expenses have continued to rise during the coronavirus pandemic. Each summer since 2014, the Sisters of IHM Foundation has hosted a dinner celebration in honor of the IHM sisters which raised thousands of dollars in support of the IHM Retirement  Fund. This year, due to the pandemic, the Foundation is preparing for a new, virtual event that will be fun and engaging for everyone. As they become available details will be posted here and on the Sisters of IHM Facebook page


2020 IHM Sisters Celebration

Thank you!
Thank you to all who made this event a success:  IHM Development staff; ECTV and professional partners Mark Migliori, Laurie Cadden, and Chris Balton; and to all who watched and support us!
  Watch the replay of our event on Comcast Channel 19 in the Scranton/Dunmore area.
Monday, Aug 3 1:30 pm
10:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug 4 10:30 am
6:30 pm
Wednesday Aug 5 8:30 am
Or watch anytime at

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MaryCarol & Peter Kanton
2020 Spirit of IHM Award 
Award Recipients
Sr. Maryalice Jacquinot
Mistress of Ceremonies

MaryCarol and Peter Kanton will be honored with the 2020 Spirit of IHM Award in recognition of their commitment to and embodiment of the IHM spirit. The couple shares a great love for the IHMs and the local community and a desire to give back with a focus on Scranton area nonprofits and IHM-sponsored ministries 

The Kantons volunteer for organizations including St. Joseph’s Center and Auxiliary, ARC of NEPA, Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund, and Marywood Alumni Association.

MaryCarol first met the IHM sisters as a child when her family relocated to Scranton, PA. She credits the sisters with having a profound influence on her decision to become a teacher. After receiving bachelor’s and master's degrees from Marywood University, MaryCarol taught elementary school for 39 years.

“I learned one of my most valuable life lessons - the importance of helping those in need – from the IHMs,” says Mrs. Kanton. Peter is owner of Kanton Realty, a real estate brokerage and appraisal firm.

The Kantons reside in Moosic and have two daughters, Ann Weller and Colleen Devine, sons-in-law, Gerald Weller and Tom Devine, and four grandchildren, one of whom is a current student at Marywood University. Ann is a graduate of Bishop Hannan High School, and Colleen graduated from Seton Catholic High School. 

Sister Mary Alice Jacquinot, IHM, president/CEO of St. Joseph’s Center and former student of Mrs. Kanton’s, will serve as mistress of ceremonies.  


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