St Mary of the Valley

(Monroe, WA, Fr Phil Bloom, Pastor since July 2009)

April 2010

St. Mary of the Valley Church, east corner

Generations of Faith - Theme: How to Pray Rosary, April 28, 2010

Looking West from St. Mary Parking Lot, April 28, 8:40 p.m.

Relgious Education, Educacion Religiosa, 29 de abril

Doug & Lisa: Annual Catholic Appeal presentation, April 24-25

Baptism & First Communion: Del, Kristal & Emily, April 25

Sister Barbara with parishioners: Yolanda, Karen, Samantha, Elizabeth, Mary & Brenden

Baptism of Simone, April 24, Parents: Marc & Gisella, Godparents: Leo & Grisel

Visit of Blasi, Sara, Esther & Julius, Apr 24

Mass at Camp Hamilton (Monroe, WA) April 25

Youth Group in front of lake at Camp Hamilton, after Mass

Walk-thru inspection of parish hall, Inspeccion del Salon Parroquial (April 27)

Leonard, Dwight & Bill in parish hall

Steve showing work needed on doors

St. Mary of Valley Parish Hall is almost 40 years old

Heating units - much noise when operating

intercom units not in use

Parish Kitchen, Cocina Parroquial

sink and dishwasher (not in working condition)

electric stove

Dwight (elbow), Leonard, Oscar, Steve, Bill discussing kitchen needs, possibilities

Men's Bathroom, Baņo de Varones

extensive corrosion

(Women's Bathroom also has corrosion and deterioration)

Classroom carpets and baseboard heaters

Exterior of hall

Inspection of church, inspeccion del templo (April 28)

Dwight examining tear in pew backing

chip & crack in bricks

door to music storage area (former confessional)

arch with some splintering

Blessed Sacrament chapel ceiling

effect of smoke from candles

sacrarium in need of some repair

possible area for storage shelves

duct tape - a temporary solution

Clay preparing hall door for card access system

Storage room - hinge for access system

Chris installing electrical units for access system

access pad for kitchen supplies room

kitchen door with access pad

Refurbished statue (with gratitude to Nan)

Confirmation (43 young adults) by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, April 18, 2010

Program leaders, Kathy King & Tania Gutierrez de Torres presenting Candidates

Hugo & Tamarrah, April 17

Ismael, Guadalupe & Giovani, April 17

Sacred Heart Shrine, April 20

Japanese Maple dedicated in memory of Fr. Jon Frankovic (d. July 19, 1992)

Refurbished sign

memorial tree before Spring Clean (March 20)

sign before refurbishing

View of St. Mary Church from south, after Spring Clean

new Divine Mercy image, donated by Knights of Columbus

April 11, Divine Mercy Sunday, Conclusion of Novena

40 Days For Life Victory Celebration (April 11, St. Mary of Valley Parish Hall)

Easter Vigil, April 3, 2010




Profession of Faith & Confirmation of Ranelle



Prayers of the Faithful, Candles of Neophytes on altar

Neophytes & Sponsors after Mass


Holy Thursday: Washing of Feet

Good Friday: Adoration of the Cross

(pictures courtesy of Adriana)

Easter morning with St. Mary children (Alan Cunningham)

Pictures from March 2010

Spring Clean-Up, 20 March 2010, Limpieza de Primavera

February 2010

January 2010

Landscaping Needs at St. Mary's

December 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe & Pastorela

Generations of Faith

(Religious Education Program)

Pictures from November 2009

Pictures from Peru

(October 2009)

Pictures from September 2009

August 2009

July 2009


Visit to Monroe's Reptile Zoo (Dec 29, 2009)