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Father Barry McLean passed away suddenly in San Angelo on June 17, 2012, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in San Angelo where he was concelebrating at the Marriage Jubilee Mass with Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI.
Fr. McLean was born to Nena and Barry McLean at Vandenburg AFB, Calif. on March 13, 1961. He is survived by his mother, Nena Grenon and two sisters, Joanna Dykes, her husband Charles of Big Spring and Larhesa Gallion of Williston, Fla. He has two nephews, Charlie Dykes and Kenny Gallion; and one niece, Chaneel Dykes. He also has an aunt, Raynell Best of Coahoma, and an aunt and uncle, Carol and Martina Best of Noodle, Texas.
Fr. Barry was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest by Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, on Aug. 4, 1990 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Angelo, Texas. Following his ordination he served at the following parishes in the Diocese of San Angelo: Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Angelo, St. Maryâ€™s Church in Odessa, Good Shepherd Church in Crane, Sacred Heart Church in McCamey, St. Francis Mission in Iraan, St. Margaret of Cortona Church in Big Lake and St. Mary Queen of Peace Church in Brownwood and for the last five years he was Director of Vocations for the Diocese of San Angelo.
In addition to his parish assignments, he served in numerous diocesan positions on various councils and boards: Director of Clergy Continuing Education, member of the Diocesan College of Consultors, President of the Deacon Council, member of the Diocesan Liturgy Commission, member of the Office of Education Advisory Committee, member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, member of the Priest Pension Board, Chaplain for the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council 2136 in San Angelo, Chaplain for the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council 2986 in Brownwood, a member of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and a spiritual director for the Carmelite Sisters of Eldorado. Fr. Barry was also active in the Cursillo Movement, Engaged Encounter, SEARCH, and ACTS.
Visitation will be held at Johnsonâ€™s Funeral Home in San Angelo through the afternoon of Thursday, June 21. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fr. Barry, may be made to the Diocesan Seminarian Burse, Catholic Diocese of San Angelo, P.O. Box 1829, San Angelo, Texas 76902 to support the education of seminarians.
The Rosary and funeral wake service will be at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in San Angelo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22 at Holy Trinity Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1009 Hearn) in Big Spring, with the Most Rev. Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI presiding. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in San Angelo at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday.