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.”