On behalf of our St. Mary Parish family, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Carol Hovannisian, Gail Groefsema and Gary Zarounian and their families on the recent passing of their aunt, Gladys Zerounian on Monday, November 21st. Services are pending here at St. Mary, Yettem. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to her family.
Join us this Sunday, November 27, 2022, as we celebrate together to worship starting with the Morning Service at 9:30. The Divine Liturgy will then begin starting at 10:15. The day’s services will be streamed on our webpage at www.stmaryyettem.org and on Facebook.
The Ladies Society Bazaar will be held next Sunday, December 4th after church services. There will be a live auction, bake sale, kufta sale and lunch. Lunch is $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Our twelfth church raffle will also be held next Sunday, December 4th after services. The drawing is also streamed on Facebook. If you don’t have tickets or need additional ones, please contact Tina Peters at (559) 967-2593 by phone or text.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00 PM on Zoom.
Bible Study will be held via Zoom on December 7th. Bible Study will be held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Donate your vehicle before the end of this calendar year and give yourself the gift of a tax deduction. Call Linda Farsakian-Wall at 559-786-1419 for more information.
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St. Mary Yettem Events November 27, 2022
Sister Churches Luncheon
Morning Service at 9:45 AM
Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM
A new column of 4 blocks is available The price is $200 per name.
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St. Mary Live on Internet
Sunday School Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month
To view 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. A picture of the church will come on followed by a video box. You may have to click the play button in the center of the screen to begin the video stream. To fill the screen, move your cursor to the bottom right corner and click the double arrow. This system allows users to view services on any device including Windows=based machines, Macs, Linux, Chromebooks, Androids, Smart TVs, game units and smart phones.
Ways and Means Armenian Luncheon
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Saint Mary Yettem Celebrates 110 Years!
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, about 150 parishioners and friends of St. Mary Armenian Church in Yettem gathered together to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of the church. On this special occasion, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian conducted ordinations of acolytes, a deacon and bestowed a Hye Spirit Award. His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, former Primate of the Western Diocese also journeyed from Southern California to be present for this historic day.
Young Hagop Pegor Keshishian and Jackson Poochigian were ordained as Acolytes. Alan Farsakian who was ordained as a Sub Deacon on July 7, 1991, was elevated to the rank of Deacon - thirty years and nine days later at the exact same altar. Life-long member Charlie Ananian who has faithfully served the parish holding candle, attending Sunday School, chairing the ACYO, singing in choir, assuming Parish Council responsibilities, and maintaining the church grounds for decades, was the recipient of this year’s Hye Spirit Award.
His Eminence Archbishop Derderian was the day’s celebrant assisted by Parish Priest Reverend Father Mashdots Keshishian, Yettem Deacon Randy Tellalian, Deacon Allan Jendian (Fresno) and Deacon Steve Adams (Fresno). The large choir was led and accompanied by Mari Louise Menendian.
His Eminence delivered the day’s message that began with sharing the word in Matthew 18:10-14. His Eminence encouraged us to renew our calling and to carry on the mission of the church and prayed for the founders and pastors of St. Mary Yettem. During a point in the sermon, a young child (actually the great-grandson of one of the original builders of our current church) made a little noise. His Eminence called the parents and the young boy up to the altar for a special blessing and reminded the congregation that a young cry should be seen as a blessing and a sign of hope from a new generation.
Following services, a banquet luncheon was served to those who remained in the Majarian Hall. The program included songs from Sunday School students and congratulatory remarks from those present, and messages read on behalf of family and friends unable to attend. Deacon Alan Farsakian shared a moving thank you that included his family’s multi-generation service to the Armenian Church. Hovnan Surpazan Hayr presented thank you gifts to all of the honorees and then invited Archbishop Hovsepian to close with his remarks and to offer the closing prayer.