The Armenian Church of the Holy Translators supports many ministries. Parishioners are encouraged to participate to help strengthen our parish and faith. If you are interested in service on any of the following ministries, please contact Fr. Krikor or a specific coordinator.
Altar Servers: Young men aged 13 and up receive training to participate in a variety of church services. (Coordinator: Fr. Krikor Sabounjian)
Candleholders: Boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 are welcome to be candleholders during Badarak. (Coordinator: Karyn Bilezerian)
RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL EDUCATION
Armenian School: This program offers language and cultural instruction to both beginners and intermediate speakers and is open to children and adults. (Superintendent: Susan Ciaffi)
Bible Study: Offered on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 AM in the church fellowship hall. (Coordinator: Fr. Krikor Sabounjian)
Christian Education Ministry: Organizes programs and activities for the different demographics of our parish to explore and grow their faith through fellowship.
Cultural Ministry: Provides our parish members and the greater community with a diverse group of programs that promote our Christian Armenian heritage (Coordinator: Stepan Piligian)
Sunday School: Our mission is to help our children create a living relationship with Christ through faith, Bible study, prayer and the traditions of the Armenian Church. Our program offers both classroom and service components for children and teens between the ages of 3 and 18. (Coordinators: Karyn Bilezerian, Elise Durgarian, Julie Everleigh and Christine Hagopian)
Auditing Committee: Reviews the church’s financial records before our annual Parish Assembly.
Community Outreach: This ministry team offers discreet assistance to parishioners in need, supports local community service activities, and prepares and serves meals at the Salvation Army’s Miracle Kitchen in Framingham on the last Thursday of every month. Miracle Kitchen cooks and servers are always in need, as well as people willing to bake desserts. (Coordinators: Renee Ferraro and Jennifer Cote)
Fellowship: Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowships after Church. (Coordinator: Jaymie Babaian)
Nominating Committee: An elected group of parishioners who are responsible for organizing the slate of candidates before our annual Parish Assembly.
Parish Council: The governing body of our parish is made up of Fr. Krikor, nine elected parishioners and 2 elected Diocesan delegates. (Chairperson: Robin Palombo)
9 to 12 Youth Group: Provides age-appropriate fellowship for pre-teens through activities and service projects in and around the Framingham and Greater Boston areas. (Coordinator: Karyn Bilezerian)
ACYOA Jrs.: This youth group is open to teens between the ages of 13 and 18. (Advisor: Yn. LuAnn Sabounjian; Co-Chairs: Lucas Ferraro and Stepan Kapreilian)
ACYOA Srs.: A fellowship and service group for young adults ages 19 and up. (Chairperson: Arthur Sabounjian)
Social Ministry: This team is charged with furthering Christian fellowship through social and recreational activities for all members of the congregation. (Coordinators: Lucine Kaprielian, Donna Kutzer and Sylva Yeghiayan)
Women’s Ministry: This group creates programs and activities for women to explore and grow their faith, and create bonds through a variety of activities through events both within and outside the Parish. (Coordinators: Nancy Barsamian and Yn. LuAnn Sabounjian)