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 poet and 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 book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus Christ Laid Down His Life for His Sheep

John 10:11-18


The Church is a flock with human shepherds.

Jesus leads us and brings us to pasture.

He knows us and calls each of us by name.

We have birth names and Confirmation names.


Priests take care of their flocks willingly.  They

Are wonderful examples for their flocks.

They want salvation for every human.

They provide us with Holy Communion.


When we are in trouble, they do not run.

There are times when they let us have some fun.

They do not want anyone to be lost.

Like Saint Ignatius, they don’t count the cost.


Jesus Christ gave His life for everyone.

Jesus Christ is a Hall of Fame shepherd.


Patrick McCaskey

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