Father Simon Says – August 1, 2022 – The Meaning of Church

Jeremiah 28:1-17 – Father Simon talks about the importance of understanding prophecy. Matthew 14:13-21 – Jesus hears about the death of John the Baptist and he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place. Fr. Simon talks about the importance of prayer and discernment in difficult times.

Words of the Day: Church

Fr. Simon talks about the meaning of the word Church. Do we go to Mass because we like a particular priest or type of music or do we go to give praise to God?


Dan – What is Kabbalah and what should we know about it. How does it compare to Christianity?

Anonymous – When Jesus said: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me,” what did he mean?

Keith – Why do we pray certain prayers such as the Memorare differently?

Desiree – Are eulogies allowed at a funeral Mass?

Mary Grace – Question about a cantor who was in an inappropriate relationship.

Callers (45:00)

Irene – Why don’t people genuflect anymore?

Angela – What is the truth about Mary Magdalene?

Anne – Can my brother with Down Syndrome have a Catholic funeral

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!