The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

John 6:1-15


From the “Workbook for Lectors,” we know that

A large crowd had seen Jesus help the sick.

He climbed a mountain with His disciples.

The crowd followed them with a great hunger.


Jesus asked Philip “how can we feed them?”

Philip did the accounting in despair.

Andrew told Christ about a boy with food.

Jesus had five thousand sit on the grass.


Christ multiplied five loaves and two fishes.

They had an excellent sufficiency.

Let this Gospel be a reminder.  God

Performs miracles for people of faith.


When I was a child, the bread order for

My family was sixteen loaves a week.


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. 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.

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