Yettem, California          Celebrating Over 100 Years!

               49th Annual Family Church Picnic Held on June 8th

The 49th Annual Church Picnic was held at Mooney Grove Park on June 8th. Church services were held at the park beginning at 10:30 AM. Lunch was served starting at 12 noon and featured hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks and dessert. This great lunch was made possible by the Mr. & Mrs. Club. During the afternoon a rapid game of bingo provide fun for all ages. See the collage below:

Photos courtesy of Bea Soxman

                  Yettem Captures First Place and Two Second Places!

The mighty teams from Yettem again made a very impressive showing in the Annual ACYO Sports Weekend. Yettem took first in the dodgeball  championship against San Diego with a 4-2 score. Yettem faced Van Nuys for the junior basketball championship and came in second place.  Yettem went against host team Fowler for the senior basketball title and lost 46-43 when Fowler scored a three pointer in the last five seconds of the game. The awards banquet will take place at St. Paul Armenian Apostolic Church in Fresno at 7PM on Sunday.  For a listing of the schedule and scores for Yettem click HERE or go to the ACYO Tab on the left sidebar. Special thanks to David Safrazian who has been feeding the schedules and scores for the website.

Yettem Dodgeball Team - Photo by Tina Peters

Junior and Senior Basketball Teams - Photo submitted by David Safrazian

Senior Basket Ball Team - Photo by Mark Wall


Armenian Identity Program

for Ages 14-30 Offered

The Western Diocese of the Armenian Church is presenting a unique opportunity for those between the ages of fifteen and thirty to improve their knowledge and skills in Armenian art, culture and history. The classes will be held at the Diocesan Headquarters in Burbank between June 27-29. Fore more information click on the following links or call (818) 558-7474.

Armenian Identity Enhancement Flyer.pdf

Armenian Identity Enhancement Registration Form.pdf

Armenian Identity Enhancement Schedule.pdf



St. Mary Ladies 100th Anniversary Cookbook

The St. Mary Ladies Society has begun planning for the celebration of their 100th anniversary in 2014. The Society has decided to share a special cookbook of treasured recipes of their members with the Armenian Community.  For more information contact Marguerite Sheklian at or phone (559) 786-5103.

Online Classes from Father Zaven

Father Zaven has put together some online classes to assist parishioners in learning more about the Armenian Church. You can participate and learn more about our interesting and rich background by clicking HERE.

Parishioner Contact List Update

We are in the process of updating our information about parishioners for our records. A hard copy of the information-gathering form was sent with the December bulletin.

You can help us make sure our records are up to date in several ways. You can complete that form and return it to the church office and/or download additional forms to print out by clicking HERE. You can also fill out the form electronically by clicking  HERE . Forms filled out electronically will be automatically forwarded to the church office. A third option is to call in the information to our church secretary, Sonya Barton, at 528-6892 during business hours.

Please fill out as much information as you are comfortable providing. All information will remain confidential unless you want to include your contact information in a church directory that will be published for members at a later date. Each family member should complete a form. Please feel free to email this form to others or direct them here to our website to find this form and to help make sure our list is complete.

Sunday School Classes Held

St. Mary Armenian Church offers Sunday School classes every second and fourth Sundays. All are invited to participate in these classes. For more information, call the church office at 528-6892.

Armenian Language Classes

St. Mary Armenian Church offers Armenian Language classes every second and fourth Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. All are invited to participate in these classes. For more information, contact Rev. Fr. Zaven Markosyan at 528-6892 (office) or 818-644-9398 (cell).

St. Mary Church Memorial Wall

The Ways and Means Committee "Memorial Wall" project began in June 2001. Four hundred and fifty six  names of present and past parishioners and loved ones have been placed on the blocks since then. The present wall is now filled.

A new column of four blocks has been ordered. The price is $200 for each name. For more information or to download the form CLICK HERE.  Contact Jim Soxman at 733-8741 for questions.

Diocesan Pamphlets Available

The Western Diocese has published a set of pamphlets written in English and Armenian about different aspects of our faith. Titles include: The Sacrament of Marriage, Holy Communion, The Armenian Church and Baptism. To download these from the Western Diocese website CLICK HERE.

Pictures and Videos of Events Archived

Click on "Event Archives" from the left hand blue bar to see articles, pictures and slide shows of current and past Yettem activities that have been featured on this website.


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