Outreach and Visitation
Holy Communion and Visitations
If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, please make arrangements by contacting the Church Office (508) 756-2931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All calls are kept confidential.
Candle Lighting and Prayer Requests
Although our Sanctuary is open for worship services, parishioners may continue to request that Der Hayr offer prayers and light candles, on their behalf.
Please email all prayer requestsby 7:00 p.m. Saturday. email@example.com
If someone you know is hospitalized, in a Nursing Home or at home, we ask that you PLEASE notify Der Hayr, personally, or through the Church Office.
Phone: (508) 756-2931
All calls are kept confidential.
Hospitals and Nursing Homes do not notify the Church when parishioners are admitted.
Diocesan College Scholarships
Applications for Diocesan scholarships are now available online. The application deadline for the 2022-23 academic year is May 20, 2022. Each year the Diocese awards scholarships to promising youth who are headed to college. The Diocese seeks students who are active in their local parishes and have assumed leadership roles in their communities. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs. Contact the Church Office to apply.
Phone: (508) 756-2931
St. Vartan Camp 2022
Ages 8-15. CIT’s 16-17, Staff 18+
Staff Training: Wednesday, June 29 to Saturday, July 2
Session A: Sunday, July 3 to Saturday, July 16
Session B: Sunday, July 17 to Saturday, July 30
Session C: Sunday, July 31 to Saturday, August 13
Registration for St. Vartan Camp is now open.
Visit the Camp’s website for further details, photos and more: DiocesanSummerCamps.org/StVartanCamp
St. Nersess Seminary Summer Programs
Yn. Diane Chevian Youth Choir Workshop
Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, July 10
Director: Fr. Haroutiun Sabounjian
The Yn. Diane Chevian Memorial Youth Choir Workshop has been established in memory of Yn. Diane and her love of liturgical music. The four-day workshop is free of charge for students ages 13-18 (and our Church will cover travel expenses). No choral experience is required. If anyone is interested in attending, please notify Jay Kapur through the Church Office.
This inaugural workshop will be the first part of a two-year curriculum. Throughout the workshop, Fr. Mamigon Kiledjian and Louise Yardumian will work to teach participants the Yegmalian Divine Liturgyin 4-part harmony. Special lectures will be offered to explain the meaning of these sacred hymns. Participants will have the opportunity to build relationships with choir members from across the Eastern Diocese and will have access to regular one-on-one virtual training sessions following the workshop with Fr. Mamigon to reinforce their learning and progress in their musicianship.
Visit the St. Nersess Seminary’s website for further details: StNersess.edu/yn-Diane-Chevian-Memorial-Youth-Choir-Workshop
Deacons’ Training Program
Friday, June 24- Sunday, July 3
Directors: Dn. Ari Terjanian and Dn. Alex
All altar servers, ages 14+, are invited to learn how to participate in the liturgical services of the Armenian Church. Through practical workshops and interactive classes, a team of seminary faculty, priests, deacons, and other specialists will teach participants the deacons’ chants of the Divine Liturgy and other services. Students who complete the program return to their home parishes with polished liturgical skills, a deeper understanding of the church’s worship services, a stronger faith, and a strong network. Beginners with little or no previous experience focus on the deacons’ chants and rituals of the Divine Liturgy, while advanced students concentrate on learning additional church services.
Visit the St. Nersess Seminary’s website for further details: StNersess.edu/Deacons-Training-Program
High School Summer Conference
Monday, July 11 – Sunday, July 17, 2022
Directors: Dn. Armen and Emily Terjimanian
Our popular high school conference has attracted thousands of students to explore their faith and the heritage of the Armenian Church. Participants learn the fundamentals of the Armenian Church’s faith and traditions from clergy and lay leaders while engaging in discussions about issues and topics important to young people. This conference makes daily worship, bible study, and Armenian language instruction appealing and inspiring. In addition, sports and recreation, outings, and other activities add to a well-rounded experience where students make deep, lasting friendships and discover their place in the Armenian Church.
Visit the St. Nersess Seminary’s website for further details: StNnersess.edu/High-School-Summer-Conference
ACYOA Seniors Armenia Service Program (ASP)
Applications Now Open For 2022 Armenia Service Program (ASP)
July 5-26, 2022
Led by: Fr. Hratch Sargsyan
Fr. Hratch Sargsyan of St. Gregory of Narek Church in Richmond Heights, OH will be the group leader of this year’s trip to help guide our young people on their journey to their homeland. This summer, we are partnering with the Fuller Center of Housing, Camp Aragats, Fund for Armenian Relief and Ayo! for a number of service opportunities for our participants. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore religious and cultural sites throughout Armenia. We are pleased to offer this travel experience to our homeland at the reduced rate of $2600.00 for the first 20 participants to register. The price includes round trip airfare from JFK Airport to Yerevan, ground transportation and transfers in Armenia, all tours with a bilingual tour guide, lodging, and two meals a day.
LEARN MORE: The ASP Fact Sheet
We recommend that participants register or ASP by April 1st.
For more information, please feel free to contact Jennifer Morris firstname.lastname@example.org or call (248) 648-0702.