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As churches prepare to reopen, LA Catholics reflect on lessons of the shutdown

Msgr. John Barry has been alive for almost 83 years, been a priest for 59, and served as pastor at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach for the last 37 of them.

And after surviving a recent bout with the coronavirus (COVID-19), he has a confession to make.

“I took for granted celebrating Mass, and reconciliation, and visiting the sick,” Msgr. Barry said. Now, he’s quick to add, “I won’t do that again.”

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