St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church of Yettem

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.

43rd Annual Armenian Food Festival a Big Success!

Diocesan Bylaws Proposal

Click the DONATE Button Below to make donations to St. Mary Armenian Church

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

Ladies Society Hot Dog Drive Luncheon - June 5, 2021

                      and "Jailing" of Parishioners

   St. Mary Live on Internet

St. Mary Yettem  Holy Week 2021

Other News

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Memorial Wall 

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

Sunday Services:

Morning Service at 9:45 AM

Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM

Happy Mothers' Day to our mothers, grandmothers, great-

                           grandmothers and God mothers!

To view services, go to our webpage at 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.

Sunday School

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

​​​​                 Announcements for June 6, 2021

​Come and celebrate with us this Sunday, June 6th.  The Morning Service will begin at 9:45, and the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30.

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 begin the distribution of individually packaged Mas after services starting this Sunday.

 This Saturday at 4 PM, our sister church, St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Fowler, will be welcoming our Primate, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian. His Eminence will be ordaining several young men that day including Andrew Hagopian as a Deacon and Dustin Vartanian as a Tabir in the Armenian Apostolic Church. Congratulations!

​Sunday School’s last day for this school year will be held on Sunday, June 13th at 11:00 AM. Our Sunday School staff and families will be hosting a fellowship following services on that day.  Sunday School will resume again in September.  ​​

On May 28th,  our church hosted pilgrims from the Hovsepian Armenian School in Pasadena who were on their way to our church camp. His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian suggested to the group that they should visit our parish – one of the oldest in the United States – to learn more about our unique and beautiful Yettem Community. The visitors toured our gorgeous sanctuary, watched a historical video, and were treated to a barbeque that included hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and dessert.





On Saturday, May 28, 2021, Ambassador Armen Baibourtian, PhD , Consul  General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles, accompanied by  Honorary Consul  Berj Apkarian of the  Armenian Honorary Consulate in Fresno, visited our St. Mary Parish in Yettem.  Dr.  Baibourtian was appointed on September 6, 2018, to the position of Consul-General in Los Angeles by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia. The Consul General has been visiting parishes from throughout the Western Diocese in the past months and made the visit to Yettem prior to speaking in Fresno at a presentation hosted by the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State and the St. Paul Armenian Church. 

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! 

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. 

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

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 or text/call (818) 293-9098 or email St. Mary Parish Council Chairman Myron Sheklian at 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 wish a visit.

 As announced in the bulletin, 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.


Parishioner Contacts

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your contact information to the church office.

St. Mary Yettem Raffle Winners 

                         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


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