On July 10, 2016, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian paid a visit to our parish and presented Hye Spirit Awards to three of our parishioners. The Hye Spirit Awards were instituted in the Western Diocese in 2005 by Archbishop Derderian to recognize the contributions of members in each of the individual parishes. Previous to this year, thirty of our church members have been recognized.
This year's honorees were Gerard Garoian, George Ouzounian and Neshan Tabibian.
Gerard Garoian started attending St. Mary Armenian Church in the late 80's after the family moved to the area. Gerard has been on the Parish Council serving as recording secretary and as treasurer many times. Since his retirement, Gerard spends many hours at church doing additional work to reduce bookkeeping costs that were previously spent. He has also served as a Diocesan Delegate.
George has been a member of St. Mary Armenian Church for almost 45 years. George has served as Parish Council treasurer and chairman numerous times. George served on the 75th Anniversary Committee, and the Building Committee for the expansion of the church hall in 1997. In 2007, George was elected Diocesan Delegate and Treasurer of the Western Diocese and served during the construction of the St. Leon Cathedral.
Dr. Neshan Tabibian moved to Visalia in 1987 and has been actively attending St. Mary Armenian Church since that time. Neshan served faithfully as a member of the church choir whenever his busy schedule as a physician allowed him to on Sunday mornings. In recent years since his retirement, Neshan has often led the choir in the absence of Director Carolyn Mikaelian.
Sunday School Visits Fresno Zoo
A new column of 4 blocks is available The price is $200 per name.
your contact information to the church office.
Sunday School Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month
Hye Spirit Awards Presented
Morning Service at 9:45 AM
Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM
February 13, 2016: A new camera system has been installed for broadcasting our church services. The new system allows users to view services on almost any device including Windows based machines, Chromebooks, Android devices, Macs, Smart TVs, Game units, and smart phones. Lenten and Sunday services are broadcast each week for those who are unable to attend in person. To view these services, go to our webpage at www.stmaryyettem.org and click on the tab "Live Church Camera. On that page, click the link to view the services. You will be re-directed to a YouTube page when services are being held. Clicking the play button in the center of the screen will begin the video stream.
On Saturday, April 23, St. Mary Sunday School students and interested parishioners visited the Fresno Zoo. This special field trip was part of Der Zaven's long-term plan to have activities scheduled that would allow Sunday School students to get to know each other better outside of the church setting. Superintendent Tracy Valencia and Sunday School teacher Linda Farsakian Wall planned the event.
New Web Camera System
Asdvadzadzin - August 14, 2016