St Mary of the Valley

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

July 2010

Parish Campout at Gold Basin, July 30 - August 1, 2010, after Mass at Amphitheater

South Fork of Stillaguamish River: New ministry for Ralph?

Arielle, Ralph, Sr. Barbara, Stephanie, Ryan

Susan leading opening hymn, Hannah & Tommy serving

First Reading - Ryan

Responsorial Psalm - Arielle

Hamburgers after Mass



Baptism of Ella Claire, July 24

with parents and great grandmothers

Choir at noon Mass, July 25

Noon Mass baptisms, July 25

Blessing of moms

Blessing of Quinceaneras, Dalia & Ayres Avalos, July 25

Shrine of Our Lady, July 25, Santuario de Nuestra Senora

Melanie and Leo after Shrine dedication, July 25

Scroll with names of faithful departed loved ones

Copy of list of names on church bulletin boards

Sr. Barbara preparing scroll (July 23)

Blessing of family with child to be born on July 25

Men's retreat, weekend of July 23-25

Quinceañeras: Alexis, Stephany, Cintia, Kimberly July 17

Gabriel & Dioselina, July 17

Blessing of Japanese Maple & renovated sign in honor of Fr. Jon Frankovic, 18th anniverary of death (July 19, 1992), Servers: Aaron, Elliott, Nick; Mateo & Bella Barajas, who donated tree

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

Camano Cementery

Louie showing Spotted and Striped Shrimp

statue of Our Lady on pedestal

Summer Bible School (Escuelita Biblica) July 12-12

Children with projects

Memorial plaque for Shrine to Our Lady (July 25 dedication)

James, Ralph, Daniel, Steve, Fr. Bloom, Aaron, Adam (with statue of Our Lady), Miano, Mitchell - July 8, 2010

Miano & Clayton

giving instructions (sort of)

Mitchell placing Mexican Beach Pebbles (to surround statue of Our Lady)

Mitchell & Miano


Aaron, Miano & Mitchell

Area prepared for Shrine to Our Lady (dedication will be July 25)

Group after preparation of shrine area

Same with Sr. Barbara & Teresa (not pictured: Clayton Avalos)

Statue for Shrine to Our Lady

With Alane Howard on way to candidacy in Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart, after July 6 morning Mass

with mom Susan, sister Arielle & brother Aaron (and Sam)

Pictures June 2010

Pictures from May 2010

Pictures from April 2010

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



Pictures from Visit to Peru (2008)

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