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 PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. Faith poems for you.


The Last Supper Was the First Eucharist


Mark 14:12-16, 22-26


Christ had a great attention for detail.

He sent two of His disciples ahead.

They made elaborate preparations.

The Last Supper was a sumptuous meal.


Jesus knew what was going on: God’s plan.

He knows what is going on in our lives.

Jesus knew that He was going to die.

We can all trust in God’s redemptive plan.


Jesus Christ loves us.  We have Communion.

Go to Church for a Last Supper reunion.

Jesus Christ gave bread to His disciples.

He also gave them wine on which to dine.


After Jesus had risen from the dead,

He did not taunt those who rejected Him.


Patrick McCaskey

Image: Christ Institutes the Eucharist, photo by Father Lawrence Lew, O. P. Painting in Old St Mary’s Basilica in Detroit.

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