St. Mary Yettem Holy Week 2021
March 2021 April 2021 May 2021
First Place - $150 First Place - $150 First Place - $150
Amy Shuklian Laurie Menendian Kasper Hovannisian
Second Place - $100 Second Place - $100 Second Place - $100
Margo Margosian Karnig Peters Carl & Lori Abajian
Third Place - $50 Third Place - $50 Third Place - $50
Leslie & Janice Janice McWilliams David Yahnian
It's not too late to get tickets. Call Tina Peters at 559-967-2593 by phone or text.
Sunday School Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month
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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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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
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.
Announcements for May 16, 2021
Come and celebrate with us this Sunday, May 16th inside our church sanctuary. The Morning Service will begin at 9:45 and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30. Services will be streamed on our webpage and on Facebook if you cannot attend in person.
Mask wearing has been relaxed as per CDC guidelines. Parish Council members will monitor that safe distances are maintained between non-family members. Windows will be opened to allow fresh air ventilation. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of the church. We will not be passing the plate and the Kiss of Peace will be offered from a distance. Communion will be offered and placed in the hand of those receiving it.
We will be holding our 43rd Annual Food Festival Luncheon and Dinner this coming Thursday, May 20th. This event is being coordinated by our newly formed Ways and Means Committee and is a major source of income for our parish. The drive-through only event will be held at the Elks Lodge in Visalia from 11 AM – 2 PM and from 5 PM – 8PM. The success of this event is determined by the number of tickets sold. If you received tickets to sell, please do what you can to sell or gift them to as many of your friends and family as possible. You can also help by spreading the word at your places of business. Please consider posting on your personal social media sites and sharing the post from our St. Mary Yettem Facebook page on your page. We also need your help on the day of the event. Even if you can only spare a couple of hours during the day that will help tremendously. If you are not already signed up to help, please contact co-chairs Margie L. Davidian (559-679-7894) or Judy Skaff (559-799-1198).
Our fifth church raffle drawing will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20th 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 plenty of drawings left this year and your tickets are re-submitted even if you win!
Father Mashdots has resumed a schedule of Home Blessings. Steps have been taken to address current health and safety concerns. If you are interested in having your home blessed, please call the church office or Der Mashdots.
Parishioners are encouraged to check our website and our Facebook page on a regular basis to stay up to date on information about our church. Visit our website at www.stmaryyettem.org
Our church office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 – 2:30 PM. The office phone number is (559) 528-6892. If you are in need of something beyond those hours, you can email email@example.com or text/call (818) 293-9098 or email St. Mary Parish Council Chairman Myron Sheklian at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call (559) 280-7315.
Father Mashdots is available for pastoral care, spiritual guidance and support. Please inform Der Hayr of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk.
The special St. Mary Face Masks can be obtained on Sundays at the Parish Council table or in the church office on Tuesdays through Friday. You can purchase them for a minimum $5 donation.