Any Catholic Pohnpeians out there who need spiritual assistance are urged to get in touch with Fr. Joe Cavanagh, who spent many years on the island. Fr. Cav was sent back to the US this past January and is now living at our Jesuit retirement home in New York. With him are two other Jesuits who spent long years in the islands: Fr. Jack Curran, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, and Fr. Paul Horgan, now confined to his wheelchair after a severe stroke some months ago.
Fr. Cav has already made one pastoral visit to Kansas City and is preparing for another next month. Besides doing mass in Pohnpeian, he does first communions, weddings, and all sorts of other things. He is also available for spiritual direction and retreats. His home phone number is 718-430–4995, and his cell is 718-902-8281. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.