"The pope's washing the feet of women is hugely significant because including women in this part of the Holy Thursday Mass has been frowned on – and even banned – in some dioceses," said the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author of "The Jesuit Guide."
"It shows the all-embracing love of Christ, who ministered to all he met: man or woman, slave or free, Jew or Gentile," he said. - Source
It's not a big deal to me. BTW - parishes don't have to do it at the Mass of the Lord's Supper.
I'm glad all the controversy over the practice is ended now days. Obviously Pope Francis washed the feet of women in the past as Cardinal - and he has done so once again today. Such things used to be a point of contention when parishes did it - for some people - but all of that has ended now.
If they didn't do it at all, no one would complain. ;)
I like simple Masses. However, if they do the washing of feet, I'm fine with that too.
Holy Thursday is a feast day. But you knew that.