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  • Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, center, confirms Amy Ruiz, one of the five female inmates he confirmed during a May 2 liturgy at Arrendale State Prison, Alto. The 29-year-old mother of four children took Guadalupe as her confirmation name. Looking on is Deacon Bernard Casey of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Alpharetta. Archbishop Gregory also baptized an inmate. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory addresses a small congregation of some 25 inmates during his homily at the Arrendale State Prison in Alto. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • An inmate, who was baptized and confirmed, wears a rosary bracelet, a gift from prison ministry volunteer Dolly Fairclough of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Alpharetta. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory passes out St. Michael the Archangel prayer cards to all the inmates. He also presented a book of the New Testament Psalms to those who were baptized and confirmed. Photo By Michael Alexander

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, center, confirms Amy Ruiz, one of the five female inmates he confirmed during a May 2 liturgy at Arrendale State Prison, Alto. The 29-year-old mother of four children took Guadalupe as her confirmation name. Looking on is Deacon Bernard Casey of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Alpharetta. Archbishop Gregory also baptized an inmate. Photo By Michael Alexander


Ministry in women’s prison in Alto leads five to seek confirmation

ALTO—Five inmates of Arrendale State Prison for women in rural Habersham County were confirmed in the Catholic Church May 2, receiving the sacrament in the prison. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory celebrated the Tuesday evening Mass with 22 inmates and volunteers from the St. Joseph Cafasso Prison Ministries and Deacon Richard Tolcher, director of the archdiocesan […] Full Story | En Español