Father Simon Says – October 18, 20221 – Untouched by Professionalism

2 Tm 4:10-17b

  • Father describes why this text from Paul is so poignant as well as why Paul might ask for papyrus rolls.

Lk 10:1-9

  • What does Jesus mean by “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”

Mass Hysteria

  • Father plays a clip from Screwtape Letter’s about the danger of ‘the same old thing’


  • Listener writes in about Church music
  • Question about Jesus naming re-naming Peter
  • Where did Communion on the tongue originate?
  • What’s the difference between the Bethlehem of Galilee and Bethlehem of Judea
  • Does baptism during mass distract from Mass?

Word of the Day: Apostle


  • What does Fr. Simon know about Synod on Synodality?
  • Question about Brown Scapular and the blessings
  • Difficulties with my three sons getting them to mass–how do I proceed?
Father Richard Simon, who jokingly refers to himself as Reverend Know-it-All is the host of Fr. Simon Says on Relevant Radio. Father Simon delves into the daily Scripture readings, shares a Word of the Day to help you sharpen you vocabulary, and opens the phones to your questions about the Faith. After just a few minutes with Father Simon, you might be convinced that he truly does know it all!