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Father Parsegh (Basil) Sousanian with the Armenian Catholic Parish Community of Our Lady Of The Assumption (Sydney) and The Holiest Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Melbourne) welcome you to the 11:00am Sunday Mass (Surp Badarak). Participate in the Armenian Liturgy and afterwards for refreshments and church events. All are welcome. Please invite and bring along family and friends.


 From Fr. Basils' desk...

Jubilee of Mercy

Merciful Like The FatherMerciful Like The Father


Սրբոց Նահատակաց Կաթողիկէ Մայր Տաճարի օծման արարողությունը, Գյումրի, 24 սեպտեմբերի, 2015թ.


Eastern Bishop after the meeting with Archbishop Anthony Fisher Primate of Sydney

Inaugurating Katchkar from Armenia in Willoughby to commemorate the 100 anniversary Armenian Genocide victims with Der Bartev Agop Karakashian




2015 - Our Looyce Armenian Catholic School 5th Anniversary

2015 - Our Looyce Armenian Catholic School 5th Anniversary2015 - Our Looyce Armenian Catholic School 5th Anniversary


Parish trip to Armenia and Europe - 2016

2015 Church Pilgrimage tour
2015 Tour

The 2015 trip to Italy for the occasion of the 100 year Genocide anniversary was very successful and we are considering making this an annual event with some added bonuses.

Join us on our pilgrimage to the Homeland Armenia and also to some of the well-known countries in Europe.

Please contact Father Basil for more information and expression of interest. Once we have some numbers/pilgrims we will then confirm price and trip details.

  Divine Mercy - Jesus I Trust In You

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me."

Jesus I Trust In You.

 Catholic Saints

Saint Gregory of Narek
Doctor of the Universal Church

Saint Gregory of Narek Doctor of the Universal Church

Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.   23-Feb 2015

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Australia's first saint 17-Oct-2010

Australia's First Saint

St Mary of the Cross

17 Oct 2010

"We must teach more by example than by word"

(Mary MacKillop 1867)


Fr. Parsegh (Basil) front row in the middle with Mother Teresa of Calcutta
The young Fr. Parsegh (Basil) front row in the middle with Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Fr Basil with Pope Francis - 2014

Chess Champions
Why Armenia dominates the chess world


“The Armenian Catholic Church is a welcoming missionary Catholic Community, nurturing its people in faith and service (Spiritual and Social), support the continued use of the Armenian language and cultural integration and seeking to reflect and share the compassion of Jesus Christ with our community and beyond.”

Fr Basil

Fr. Parsegh (Basil)



Catholic Church - Vatican
Catholic Church - Australia
Armenian Catholic Church
Armenian Apostolic Church - Australia
Looyce Armenian School

 St. Gregory's Armenian School

Highlights of the inception of
St Gregory's Armenian School
as aspired by the totality of the
Armenian Catholic Community
GoTo page


Liturgical Calendar 2016
in Armenian



His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni

The late
Catholicos and Patriarch of Cilicia for all the Armenian Catholics

1940 - 2015

His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni (Taza) Catholicos Patriarch of the Armenian Catholics

Monsignor Sarkis Ouzounian

«Ես եմ Յարութիւն և կեանք»

"I am the life and
the resurrection"

1922 - 2015

Msgr Sarkis Ouzounian

Monsignor Sarkis Ouzounian
70th Anniversary
90th Birthday

 Armenian Genocide 1915


1915 - 2015

What is Genocide ?
The Armenian Genocide Museum Read

The Armenian Genocide
The majority of Armenian Diaspora communities were formed by the Genocide survivors.

Traditional Armenian Cross Tsitsernakaberd + Genocide Memorial + in Yerevan, capital of Armenia
+ Genocide Memorial +
in Yerevan, capital of Armenia
GoTo Link

Never Again


"...the international community has once again come together: to pledge on December 9 of every year that the best way to pay tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of this most horrendous crime is the consolidated fight against genocides.

This consolidation resulted in the endorsement by the majority of the UN member states of the proposal made by the Republic of Armenia – motherland of the nation which survived in a genocide – and through the corresponding resolution of its General Assembly declared December 9 the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime."
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan 9 Dec 2015 

Գյումրու հայ կաթողիկէները ոգեկոչեցին Մեծ եղեռնի անմեղ զոհերի հիշատակը
ԳՊՄԻ-ը Ջարդի ձորում ոգեկոչեց Հայոց ցեղասպանության անմեղ զոհերի հիշատակը 24.04.2015
Genocide Survivor


Vatican to Honour Armenian Church Figures and Issue Stamps

Vatican to Honour Armenian Church Figures and Issue Stamps

St Gregory of Narek



Documents on Armenian Genocide from Vatican Archive Published in 7 Volume Set

Ցեղասպանության 100-ամյակի Սբ. Պատարագը, Մասն 1


Ցեղասպանության 100-ամյակի Սբ. Պատարագը, Մասն 2


Ara Gevorgyan REMEMBER 1915


100 Years
100 Facts



Looyce Armenian Catholic School Armenian Catholic Community Association Rosa Mystica Prayer Groups Fr Basil in Vatican with Pope AC - Gallery
AC - Gallery
AC - Newsletters 
Looyce Armenian
Catholic School
Armenian Catholic Community Association Rosa Mystica
Prayer Groups
Fr Parsegh with
Photo Gallery Previous
 Armenian media, portals, special interests, catholic links

Caritas Armenia
Web Page

Caritas Armenia

Քահանայապետի եւ Եկեղեցւոյ ձայնը աշխարհի հետ երկխօսութեան մէջ - Ռատիօ Վատիկան

Vatican Radio


(Youtube channel)
Caritas ArmeniaCaritas Armenia Vatican
Caritas Armenia



Forming the future:
Armenian Sisters Academy

Armenian News

News via satellite from Channel H1 Armenia (Yerevan), in Armenian

 Armenian Genocide 1915

Traditional Armenian CrossArmenian Genocide 1915I Remember and Demand - Public Radio of Armenia dedicated news and articles section

The Armenian Catholic Church Commemorating 100 Years of Genocide

I Remember and Demand

- Public Radio of Armenia -
Latest news and articles on the Armenian Genocide 1915-1923

The Armenian Genocide Education Website Australia

RECOGNITION - State of NSW, Ryde City Council, Willoughby City Council

Armenian Genocide 1915

How Komitas preserved Armenian folk music
In the 1990s, the duduk found its way into movie soundtracks, radio playlists and record collections of the west. Yet as Cara Rosehope writes, the music of Armenia’s national instrument might never have survived the Armenian genocide were it not for Komitas—a priest, musician, composer and so much more.


Virtual Museum of Komitas

 Historical and national dimension to the work of Komitas

Komitas Armenian divine liturgy


Contribution’s towards Lanjik Parish Church in Armenia

The Armenian Catholic Archbishop Nishan Karakeheyan of Armenia had recently written to Fr Basil Sousanian, requesting financial aid to help structurally repair the badly affected church in the village of Lanjik; it is our intention to make a positive response and provide the needed funds which are estimated to be in the vicinity of US $15,000.00;

We, therefore ask our parishioners who are able and capable to assist and contribute towards this worthy cause to contact Fr Basil as soon as possible. You may also, if you so wish send your contribution by cheque in favour of:

Armenian Catholic Church
P.O. Box 315, Lidcombe NSW 1825
(official receipt will be issued for all contributions)                                 Lanjik Parish

Lanjik is near the town of Maralik, north west Armenia. It is 38 kms south from Gyumri, heading towards Yerevan. Lanjik Map

Your HELP  is needed ... make a difference, donate to a worthwhile cause through your local church or club

Hayatsan All Armenia Fund

I Love Armenia

Annual Banquet
Presented courtesy of Armenian Ministry of Diaspora

The purpose of the Fund is to Help Armenia by initiating particular projects all over Armenia with contributions by ALL Armenians from around the world.
Visit the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund website for details

Khachkar (Kha - ch - kar)
Khachkar or Cross-Stone is a unique Christian Armenian national art

or Cross-Stone
is the unique manifestation of Christian Armenian national art which in its Christian form and type has no other equivalent in the world.

It constitute an integral dimension of Armenian sculptural art; with their high artistic standards and strong national character, occupies a worthy position in the treasury of international art.

Khachkars are also an expression of the Christian faith and high aesthetics taste of the Armenian nation, nation that was first to officially adopt the Christian faith in the year 301 of Our Lord Saviour.

In the deep respect and commemoration of the Khachkar by the International community, a Khachkar was placed in the front entrance of the Main Hall of the United Nations in New York.

Pope Francis: I want to be buried beneath Armenian khachkar

Armenian medieval cross-stone unveiled in Vatican with participation of President of Armenia 20-09-2014

Khachkar commemorating Armenian Genocide unveiled in Versailles

Armenian Khachkar unveiled in Rome

Armenian Khachkar to be unveiled in Malta

Cross-stone in memory of Armenian Genocide victims unveiled in Neuwied, Germany - Oct 22, 2011

Vocations Question Vocations Invite

+ Vocations +
Make this your special year.
Discuss with me your intentions.
Let me answer your questions.
Call me anytime. Fr Basil.

Fr Basil


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