Jesus Was an Excellent Recruiter


Matthew 10:1-7


God the Father sent Jesus Christ His Son.

Then Jesus Christ sent the twelve Apostles.

The twelve Apostles established the Church.

We have popes, cardinals, bishops, priests, and nuns.

Some of the clergy even go for runs.


Here’s the Apostolic Lineup:

80 Thomas          Left End

77 Philip             Left Tackle

66 Bartholomew Left Guard

54 Seamus          Center

61 Thaddaeus     Right Guard

74 Simon            Right Tackle

87 Andrew          Right End

10 Peter               Quarterback

24 James             Left Halfback

44 Matthew        Fullback

21 John               Right Halfback

20 Judas              Kicker


Patrick McCaskey


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.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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