EPISODE 117: 28 May 2023 – Pentecost Sunday

“From his breast shall follow fountains of living waters.” John 7:37-39


EPISODE 116: 21 May 2023 – Ascension of the Lord

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. ” Matthew 28:16-20


EPISODE 115: 14 May 2023 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

“I shall ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate. ” John 14:15-21



EPISODE 114: 7 May 2023 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, but by me. ” John 14:1-12


EPISODE 113: 30 April 2023 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

“I am the gate of the sheepfold.” John 10: 1-10

EPISODE 112: 23 April 2023 – Third Sunday of Easter


“And they said one to the other: “Was not our heart burning within us, whilst he spoke in this way, and opened to us the scriptures?” Luke 24:13-35


EPISODE 111: 16 April 2023 – Second Sunday of Easter

“After eight days. Jesus came in and stood among them.” John 20:19-31


EPISODE 110: 2 April 2023 – Palm Sunday

“The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.” Matthew 26:14-27:66


EPISODE 109: 26 March 2023 – Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A

“I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:1-45


EPISODE 108: 19 March 2023 – Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A

“The blind man went off and washed himself and came away with his sight restored.” John 9:1-41


EPISODE 107: 12 March 2023 – Third Sunday of Lent, Year A

“The water that I shall give will turn into a spring of eternal life.” John 4:5-42


EPISODE 106: 5 March 2023 – Second Sunday of Lent, Year A

“His face shone like the sun.” Matthew 17:1-9


EPISODE 105: 26 February 2023 – First Sunday of Lent, Year A

“Jesus fasted for forty days and nights.” Matthew 4:1-11


EPISODE 104: 19 February 2023 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Love your enemies.” Matthew 5:38-48


EPISODE 103: 12 February 2023 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Such was said to your ancestors; but I am speaking to you.”  Matthew 5:17-37


EPISODE 102: 5 February 2023 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13-16


EPISODE 101: 29 January 2023 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:1-12A


EPISODE 100: 22 January 2023 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34


EPISODE 99: 15 January 2023 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” John 1:29-34


EPISODE 98: 8 January 2023 – The Epiphany of the Lord

“Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

Matthew 2:1-12


EPISODE 97: 31 December 2022 – the Seventh day in the Octave of Christmas

“The child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.” Luke 2:22-40


EPISODE 96: 18 December 2022 – 4th Sunday of Advent

“Jesus was born of Mary, the betrothed of Joseph, a son of David.” Matthew 1:18-24


EPISODE 95: 11 December 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

“Are you the one who is to come, or must we wait for someone else?” Matthew 11:2-11


EPISODE 94: 4 December 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” Matthew 3:1-12


EPISODE 93: 27 November 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent

“Stay awake, you must be ready.”  Matthew 24:37-44 

EPISODE 92: 13 November 2022 – 33nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Your endurance will win you your life.” Luke 21:5-19



EPISODE 91: 6 November 2022 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“He is not a God of the dead but of the living.” Luke 20:27-38


EPISODE 90: 23 October 2022 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The publican returned to his justified: the pharisee did not.” Luke 18:9-14


EPISODE 89: 16 October 2022 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“God will see those who cry to him vindicated.” Luke 18:1-8


EPISODE 88: 2 October 2022 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If you had faith!” Luke: 17:5-9


EPISODE 87: 18 September 2022 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“You cannot be slaves both of God and of money.” Luke: 16:1-13


EPISODE 86: 11 September 2022 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“There will be joy in heaven over one sinner who does penance.” Luke 15:1—32


EPISODE 85: 21 August 2022 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

“From East and West they will come to take their place in the kingdom of God.” Luke 13:22-30


EPISODE 84: 14 August 2022 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“I have come not to give peace, but discord.” Luke 12:49-53


EPISODE 83: 7 August 2022 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“See that you are prepared.” Luke 12:32-48


EPISODE 82: 24 July 2022 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Ask, and it will be given to you.” Luke: 11:1-13


EPISODE 81: Refugee Week – 19 June to 25 June 2022

Refugee Week is a national event that aims to create a better understanding among different communities as well as celebrating the contributions refugees make to our country. Here at St Columba’s we were fortunate to mark Refugee Week by having refugees tell their story during Mass. In this podcast, we will be meeting Avo and hearing his story. It’s a story of  determination, courage and resilience. 


EPISODE 80: 17 July 2022 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Martha took up the duties in the house. Mary chose the better part.” Luke 10:38-42


EPISODE 79: 10 July 2022 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:25-37


EPISODE 78: 19 June 2022 – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

“They all ate and were filled.” Luke 9:11-17


EPISODE 77: 12 June 2022 – Trinity Sunday

But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” John 16:12-15


EPISODE 76: 5 June 2022 – Pentecost Sunday

“The Holy Spirit will teach you everything.” John 14:15-16, 23-26


EPISODE 75: 29 May 2022 – The Ascension of the Lord

“While blessing them, he was taken to heaven.” Luke 24:46-53


EPISODE 74: 22 May 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter

“The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you.”  John 14:23-29


EPISODE 73: 15 May 2022 – 5th Sunday of Easter

“I give you a new commandment: love one another.”  John 13:31-35


EPISODE 72: 8 May 2022 – 4th Sunday of Easter

“I give my sheep eternal life.” John 10:27-30


EPISODE 71: 3 April 2022 – 5th Sunday of Lent

“Let the person without sin be the first to throw a stone.” John 8:1-11


EPISODE 70: 27 March 2022 – 4th Sunday of Lent

“Your brother here was dead and has come to life.” Luke 15:1-3, 11-32


EPISODE 69: 20 March 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

“Unless you repent you will all perish as they did” Luke 13: 1-19


EPISODE 68: 27 February 2022 – 8th Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C

“A person speaks from what is in his heart.”  Luke 6:39-45


EPISODE 67: 20 February 2022 – 7th Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C

“Be merciful as your Father is merciful.” Luke 6:27-38


EPISODE 66: 13 February 2022 – 6th Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C

“Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.”  Luke 6:17, 20-26


EPISODE 65: 6 February 2022 – 5th Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year C

“They left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:1-11


EPISODE 64: 19 December 2021 – 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C

“Why should it happen that I am honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?” Luke 1:39-44


EPISODE 63: 21 November 2021 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B

“You say that I am a king.” John 18:33-37


EPISODE 62: 7 November 2021 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“This poor widow has put more than all who contributed.” Mark 12:38-44


EPISODE 61: 31 October 2021 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“This is the first commandment, and the second is similar to it.”  Mark 12:28-34


EPISODE 60: 24 October 2021 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Master, grant that I may see.” Mark 10:46-52


EPISODE 59: 17 October 2021 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for all.”  Mark 10:35-45


EPISODE 58: 10 October 2021 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Go and sell what ever you have and come follow me.” Mark 10:17-30


EPISODE 57: 3 October 2021 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“What God has joined together, no one must divide.” Mark 10:2-16


EPISODE 56: 26 September 2021 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B and Refugee & Migrant Sunday

Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us.”  Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48


EPISODE 55: 19 September 2021 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“The son of Man will be delivered into the hands of humanity…. All who wish to be first must make themselves the servants of all.”  Mark 9:30-37


EPISODE 54: 12 September 2021 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“You are the Christ….the Son of man was destined to suffer much.” Mark 8:27-35 


EPISODE 53: 5 September 2021 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.” Mark 7:31-37 


EPISODE 52: 29 August 2021 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B & Social Justice Sunday

“You forget the commandments of God and hold onto human tradition.” Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23


EPISODE 51: 22 August 2021 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Lord, whom shall we go to? You have the words of everlasting life.” John 6:60-69 


EPISODE 50: 15 August 2021 – The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Luke 1:39-56


EPISODE 49: 8 August 2021 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B & The Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34


EPISODE 48: 1 August 2021 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst.” John 6:24-35


EPISODE 47: 25 July 2021 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B & 1st World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

“He distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted.” John 6:1-15


EPISODE 46: 4 July 2021 – NATSICC Sunday

Fay and Elizabeth from the Social Justice Group talk about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day.


EPISODE 45: 20 June 2021 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B & Refugee Work

“Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.” Mark 4:35-41


EPISODE 44: 13 June 2021 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“The mustard seed, the smallest of all the seeds, grows into the biggest shrub of all.” Mark 4:26-34


EPISODE 43: 6 June 2021 – St Columba’s Feast Day

“This is my body. This is my blood.” Mark 14:12-16, 22-26


EPISODE 42: 30 May 2021 – The Most Holy Trinity & Mary Mackillop Today

“Baptise them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:16-20. To find out more about Mary Mackillop Today programs in Timor Leste and how to give visit www.marymackilloptoday.org.au


EPISODE 41: 23 May 2021 – Pentecost

 “Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:19-23


EPISODE 40: 16 May 2021 – The Ascension of the Lord

“The Lord Jesus was taken into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God.” Mark 16:15-20


EPISODE 39: 25 April 2021 – Anzac Day

“The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.”  John 10:11-18


EPISODE 38: 28 March 2021 – Palm Sunday

The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark. Mark 14:1-15:47


EPISODE 37: 14 March 2021 – 4th Sunday of Lent

“God sent his Son into the world that we might be saved through him.” John 3:14-21


EPISODE 36: 7 March 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

“Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.” John 2:13-25


EPISODE 35: 28 February 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

“This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him.” Mark 9:2-10


EPISODE 34: 7 February 2021 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“He cured many who suffered from diseases of one kind or another.” Mark 1:29-39


EPISODE 33: 31 January 2021 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” Mark 1:21-28


EPISODE 32: 24 January 2021 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Australia Day

“Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”” Mark 1:14-20


EPISODE 31: 17 January 2021 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“He said to them, “Come, and you will see.””  John 1:35-42


EPISODE 30: 10 January 2021 – The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year B

“I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:7-11


EPISODE 29: 20 December 2020 – 4th Sunday of Advent, Year B

“You will conceive and bear a son.” Luke 1:26-38


EPISODE 28: 13 December 2020 – 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year B

“There stands among you, unknown to you, the one who is coming after me.” John 1:6-8, 19-28


EPISODE 27: 6 December 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B

“Make straight the paths of the Lord.” Mark 1:1-8


EPISODE 26: 29 November 2020 – 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

“Stay awake! You never know when the Lord will come.” Mark 13:33-37


EPISODE 25: 22 November 2020 – The Feast of Christ the King

“He will take his seat on his throne of glory, and he will separate men one from another.” Matthew 25:31-46


EPISODE 24: 15 November 2020 – The Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Because you have been faithful over a few things, enter into the joy of the Lord.” Matthew 25:14-30 


EPISODE 23: 8 November 2020 – The Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A


“Look, the bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him.” Matthew 25:1-13


EPISODE 22: 1 November 2020 – The Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:1-12A


EPISODE 21: 25 October 2020 – The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“You shall love the Lord your God, and your neighbour as your self.” Matthew 22:34-40


EPISODE 20: 18 October 2020 – The Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Give to Caesar the things that belong to Caesar and to God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:15-21


EPISODE 19: 27 September 2020 – The Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“He went out moved by regret, the tax collectors and prostitutes will precede you into the kingdom of God.” Matthew 21:28-32


EPISODE 18: 20 September 2020 – The Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Why are you jealous because I am generous?” Matthew 20:1-16


EPISODE 17: 6 September 2020 – The Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“If your brother or sister listens to you, you will have won that person back.” Matthew 18:15-20


EPISODE 16: 23 August 2020 – The Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“You are Peter; to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 16:13-20


EPISODE 15: 16 August 2020 – The TwentiethSunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Woman, you have great faith.” Matthew 15:21-28


EPISODE 14: 9 August 2020 – The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“Command me to come to you over the water.” Matthew 14:22-33


EPISODE 13: 2 August 2020 – The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“They all ate and were satisfied.” Matthew 14:13-21


EPISODE 12: 26 July 2020 – The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44-46


EPISODE 11: 19 July 2020 – The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“If you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them.” Matthew 13:24-30


EPISODE 10: 12 July 2020 – The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.” Matthew 13:1-9


EPISODE 9: 5 July 2020 – The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sundary


EPISODE 8: 28 June 2020 – The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

“And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” – Matthew 10:37-42


EPISODE 7: 21 June 2020 – The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

 “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” – Matthew 10:26-33


EPISODE 6: 14 June 2020 – The Feast of Corpus Christi, Year A

 “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” – John 6:51-58


EPISODE 5: 7 June 2020 – The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, Year A

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”- John 3:16-18


EPISODE 4: 31 May 2020 – The Pentecost, Year A

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit” – John 20:19-23


EPISODE 3: 24 May 2020 – The Ascension of the Lord, Year A

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:16-20


EPISODE 2: 17 May 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments” John 14:15-21


EPISODE 1: 11 April 2020 – Easter

An Easter message from Fr. Peter Smith to the St Columba’s Parish Community: