Father Simon Says – March 4, 2022 – Fasting!

Is 58:1-9a

  • Why do we actually fast?

Mt 9:14-15

  • Father discusses the rule of fasting


  • Father gets a letter about ‘Amazing Grace’; Father gives a history of the song
  • Is there salt in holy water?
  • Can a non-Catholic read at mass
  • Listener writes in about her experience of Anglicans and the communion of saints

Word of the day: Cry out Full-throated


  • What advice could you give our family, as my husband was fired after 31 years. More like spiritual advice?
  • Why do people bow when the priest leaves and enters the Church?
  • Lost my husband last month, and I’m struggling in my grieving. What could I do?
  • Could you explain Rogation Days?
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!