Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus Appeared to the Apostles Twice

John 20:19-31


Christ gave the Apostles a commission.

He started the Sacrament of Penance.

When Jesus appeared to the Apostles

For the first time, Thomas was marked absent.


Tom doubted what the Apostles told him.

He would even have questioned a football coach.

When Jesus appeared to the Apostles

Again, Thomas became a believer.


Navarre Bible notes sum up John’s purpose,

“To have people believe that Jesus is

The Christ, the Messiah announced by the

Old Testament prophets (and) the son of God.”


This passage has two great quotes.  Christ said, “Peace

Be with you.”  Tom said, “My Lord and my God.”


Patrick McCaskey

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