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Who is Father Simon ?
He is: Father Richard Simon pastor of St. Lambert Parish, Skokie. Attended St. Francis Xavier School, LaGrange; Quigley South, the college seminaries and was ordained at Mundelein in 1975. Taught ancient Greek and Latin for 25 years at Niles and St. Joseph Seminaries. Is a frequent guest on Relevant Radio’s “Searching the Word.”
Has six older siblings: “Dad was treasurer of Morris B. Sachs Clothing Co., mother was a math major, and I can barely add. Mother was a social worker during the Depression. She raised her family and then taught at the parish school in LaGrange for almost 15 years.”
Influence: “I don’t think I was academically inclined. I had a terrible time in grade school. I was the kid who stood in the corner. In 4th grade I had Sister Mary Lucy, who was kind. Without her, I think I would have gotten into pretty serious trouble. She took time to make sure I was learning. It made all the difference. She lived to see me ordained.”
Continue reading about Fr. Simon on "5 Minutes with Father" by Dolores Madlener on the Catholic New World HERE.
Since the writing of the above article in 2008, Fr. Simon has already been the regular host of "Go Ask Your Father" and now given his own program, "Fr. Simon Says" (Weekdays 11am-12pm ET / 10am-11am CT) at Relevant Radio. You can listen live by clicking the photo on the right or by downloading their Apps in your smartphone. In his radio program, Fr. Simon a.k.a. "Rev.-Know-it-All", answers any question about "the Lord, the Faith and the Church" sometimes with some help from our Deacon, Mr. Chick O'Leary a.k.a "The Colonel of Truth".
Fr. Simon is also writing weekly article "Rev. Know-it-All" in our Parish's bulletin that we made available HERE. And his weekly homilies which is updated regularly.
Fr. Simon is a recipient of the Angelina Marquez Lifetime Dedication Award , in recognition of exceptional service to Hispanic ministry, awarded by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Hispanic Catholics in celebration of their 10th annual Noche de Gala during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 26, 2008.
Thank you, Fr. Simon for your loving example of self-sacrifice and generous service to the Church and especially to the people of St. Lambert Parish. May God bless you.