Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. 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. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Mary, the Immaculate Conception

Luke 1:26-38


Gabriel wrote a prayer, the Hail Mary.

Nazareth was City of Destiny.

Joseph & Mary were obedient.

Then Gabriel said, “Do not be afraid.”


Jesus descended from a king, David.

The Kingdom of Jesus will have no end.

Since Jesus was God’s Son, He was holy.

Since Mary was God’s Mom, she was holy.


Mary and Elizabeth were remarkable.

Gabriel was gone, like the Lone Ranger

Who rode off into the sunset before

We could thank him.  “High ho Silver away.”


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella sang,

“Impossible things are happening every day.”

Patrick McCaskey

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