Father Simon Says – November 22, 2021 – Why We Fast

Dn 1:1-6, 8-20

  • Father dissects the plethora of names in today’s first reading and why we fast

Lk 21:1-4

  • Father shares stories of trusting in God during times of financial need

Mass Hysteria: Father talks about the funeral he celebrated over the weekend


  • Letter asking why Jesus says “why do you call me good?”
  • Father discusses the similarities between Judaism and Catholicism

Word of the Day: Lepton


  • ‘Do not cling on to me’.  That was said to Mary Magdalene after he rose. What did he mean by that?
  • Who does Fr. Simon think are the greatest Catholic mystics?  And could you explain mysticism?
  • Caller has a comment about young people and the liturgy
  • Question about Nebuchadnezzar:  What does he think about it as a name for a baby?
  • Question about the use of chalices during mass
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!