​Please join us this Sunday, November 7th if you are able as we hold our worship services. The Morning Service will begin at 9:30, and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:15. You can view services on our FaceBook page and our webpage if you can’t join us in person.




Our ACYO will be hosting ACYO Game Day here today after church services for Yettem, Fowler and Fresno ACYO members. $5.00 will cover your lunch and entrance into our Ping-Pong and Tavloo tournaments. Prizes will be awarded to the winners! Other games will be available to play as well! Contact Dustin Vartanian by phone (559) 623- 3520 or email dustyvart@gmail.com.











Ladies Society will be making Kufta starting at 8:30 AM on Saturday, November 13th in the Majarian Hall prior to their 12:30 monthly meeting. We welcome all the help we can get from both members and non-members for this important fund raiser. Kufta will be sold at our annual church bazaar.






Ladies Society (elections) meeting will be held on Saturday, November 13th in the Majarian Hall at 12:30 PM.

Our eleventh church raffle will be held on Sunday, November 14th, after church services. The drawing will also be 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.  There are three drawings left this year and your tickets are re-submitted even if you win!

  Ladies Society is celebrating the month of thanksgiving with an “ I am thankful for ….” special fundraiser. Show your gratitude while also supporting Ladies Society at the same time. For a donation of $100, a large pinwheel will be placed in the church. For a donation of $20, a smaller pinwheel or 6 smaller pinwheels for $100 will be placed. In November, you will see the church yard decorated with your colorful pinwheel blowing in the wind. If you would like   to participate call Linda Farsakian Wall at 786-1419.









As announced in previous bulletins, some proposed changes have been circulated to the Diocesan Bylaws to allow for a simplification and reorganization of the Western Diocese's operations, properties and parishes. CLICK HERE to see that document. Of you have questions or concerns, please contact Parish Council Chairman Myron Sheklian.

        August Winners:

​$150  -  Charles Sarabian

$100  -  Steve Fowler

$50    -  Gerard Garoian

Sunday Services:

Morning Service at 9:45 AM

Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM

14395 Ave 384  Yettem, California  93670     (559) 528-6892

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.

Diocesan Bylaws Proposal

St. Mary Yettem Raffle Winners 

                    Support for Lebanese Armenians

During the course of history there are times that demand us to extend our hands to our brothers and sisters in need. Right now, Lebanese Armenians are living in difficult times deprived of basic living conditions - food, water, utilities and more. Please open your hearts and consider making a donation to assist the Armenians of Lebanon. Checks can be made out to St. Mary Armenian Church with “Lebanese Armenian Assistance” on the memo line. We are working with our Western Diocese and the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia to direct your donations to those in need. 

               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.


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                         What is WD168??

      One of the many ministries of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America is a weekly internet channel and program entitled "WD168". The host of this informative program is our special Yettem friend, Father Vazken Movsesian. Father Vazken begins each episode explaining that "God gives us 168 hours every week to live, love and enjoy." If you have never watched these before, you should. The programs are lively, informative and educational as Der Vazken shares activities going on throughout our Diocese.
      In recent episodes, including the latest released today, Father Vazken has included news featuring St. Mary Yettem.
You can watch previous episodes at https://www.wdacna.com/videos


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St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church of Yettem

Announcements for December 5,  2021

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Sunday School

Sunday School Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month

Parishioner Contacts

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Memorial Wall 

A new column of 4 blocks is available The price is $200 per name.

Other News

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 ​​​​​.Advent means “coming”—the coming of Christ. It is the 50-day period during which we prepare to celebrate the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the Armenian Church, Advent lasts approximately two weeks longer than it in the Western churches, hence the Armenian word for the season: Hisnag, “a 50-day period.” It is a time for us to think of the why of Christmas—why the greeting cards, the decorations, the gifts, the family gatherings? A time to look within our hearts to see if there is anything that stands between us and the Good News of Jesus’ birth.

Services will be held this Sunday, December 5 at our regular times.  The Morning Service will begin at 9:30, and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:15. A copy of the Sunday bulletin is attached to this email. You can view services on our FaceBook page and our webpage at www.stmaryyettem.org if you can’t join us in person.

Our Annual Ladies Society Bazaar is Sunday after church services. Please join us for a great lunch, bake sale, kufta sale, and the exciting live auction.


Our twelfth church raffle will also be held after church services on Sunday. The drawing will also be streamed on Facebook. We are wrapping up this year’s very successful raffle. Tina Peters has sent out information and tickets for our 2022 raffle. If you don’t receive tickets in the mail in the coming days and would like some, contact Tina at (559) 967-2593 by phone or text.

If anyone is interested in being the Godfather of the Cross for Armenian Christmas, please contact Fr. Mashdots at fathermashdots@stmaryyettem.org. or call the church office at (559) 528-6892.

Ladies Society is continuing their “I am thankful for ….” special fundraiser. Show your gratitude while also supporting Ladies Society at the same time. For a donation of $100, a large pinwheel will be placed in the church. For a donation of $20, a smaller pinwheel or 6 smaller pinwheels for $100 will be placed. More and more pinwheels are appearing each week!