"St. Michael’s has continued to hold Mass since March 2006. The inside walls are covered with plywood and plastic, and there is still not any indoor plumbing. Chairs are in the place of pews, but every Saturday and Sunday, about 500 members attend Mass.
“The church survived two major hurricanes (Camille in 1969 and Katrina), and it is still vibrant,” Barras said. “The engineers deemed the structure sound after the storm."
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