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Archbishop Aymond to Celebrate Holy Thursday Washing of Feet Service with OPSO Inmates

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Service for female and male inmates to take place inside Orleans Justice Center

WHAT: New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond will visit the Orleans Justice Center where he will be the principal celebrant for a Holy Thursday Prayer Service, in which the archbishop will wash the feet of OPSO inmates. The service commemorates a key event of Holy Week when Jesus washed the feet of the twelve apostles at The Last Supper.

For the first time, female inmates will participate as stand-ins for the apostles, along with male inmates.

"This is the third consecutive year that Archbishop Aymond has ministered to inmates during Holy Week," said Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman. "We believe the Archbishop's presence and prayers makes a difference in the lives of inmates as well as staff."
WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018

NOTE TO MEDIA: Please arrive by 1:15 p.m. to allow time to clear your equipment through the main security checkpoint.
WHERE: Orleans Justice Center, 2800 Perdido Street
WHO: Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office
Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Programs Director Gregory W. Carroll, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office
OPSO inmates

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