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


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

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