A cordial invitation is extended to the faithful of Assumption BVM Parish, to the faithful of Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, to the faithful of the Parishes of the South Anthracite Deanery and to their families and friends, as well as to all our neighbors, to gather in Assumption BVM Church(Centralia) on Sunday, April 10th –-The Sunday of the Ointment-Bearers—at 11:00 AM for “The Opening of the Doors in commemoration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy inaugurated by His Holiness Pope Francis, Pope of Rome, and the Solemn Blessing of Holy Water.” Additionally, these ceremonies will conclude with the veneration of the historical 18th century jeweled replica of the Icon of Our Lady of Pochaiv and solemn anointing with the oil of gladness. Our Holy Father invites us to experience and to share, in a personal and intimate way, the Divine Mercy of God during this Jubilee Year. Assumption Parish has been graced to be chosen as a “place of pilgrimage” wherein special blessings can be received by all pilgrims who pass through the “doors of mercy”. We open our doors to all pilgrims and look forward to praying with you on that day and throughout the remainder of this year.