St Mary of the Valley

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

October 2011

Baptisms, October 30

Emmanuel: Parents - Adrian & Julissa; Godparents - Levid & Paola

Kimberli Guadalupe: Parents - Francisco & Elizabeth; Padrinos - Carlos & Anaisabel

Lighted Candle: Carlos & Anaisabel; Francisco holding Kimberli Guadalupe

Blessing of moms: Julissa & Elizabeth

Generations of Faith
(October 25, 2011)

w/ Maggie, Carolyn, Rachel, Wayne & Shaun

Larry, Cheryl, Hannah, Michael, Diana

Mitch, Christian, De'Ozhane, Miano, Mitchell, Miguel, Celina, Samantha, Alana & Nathan

Daniel, Erin, Raven, Norma, Sharon, Elizabeth, Sr. B

Ellen, Dominic

Eloisa & friends

Vicky, Ryan & ?

Cathy, Freda, Sheila, Bryan & ?, Rick, Teofano, Lisa, Rigo Giovani

Milo, M.J.

Miguel & Tomy introducing theme, Paul

Dawn, Frank

Cathy & friend











Mitch, Monique

Linette, Lisa, Patrick

Ralph, Doug

Austin, Connor


Miano, Mitchell




Retreat with Deacon Abel Magaņa, October 22-23

Intercession before Blessed Sacrament

with Deacon Abel, noon Mass, October 23

Peru Delegation (December 25, 2011 - January 6, 2012) - planning meeting at North China Restaurant, October 17

L-R: Nonna, Lauren, Connie, Deacon Peter, Hannah, Fr. B, Vanh, Sarah, Janet, Gabe, Tonya, Rachael, Andy (picture by Anca)

Planned Giving Seminar, October 12

Sr. Barbara, Charisse Valtinson, Fr. Bloom, JoAnne Strom, Attorney Melinda Grout

Work on sidewalk advances

Car Break-In, Oct 12

Robbery caught on parish surveillance camera

Can you help the Monroe Police identify this man?

October 12, 2011 at St. Mary of the Valley, Monroe, WA (longer version):
At 0:03 man enters through open gate in fence, looks, seems to turn around and walk back (going north)
0:43 two men enter slowly, walk along fence (going west), disappear from surveillance camer view
1:15 one man approaches car, looks through front window on passenger side, inserts tool into upper left corner between door frame and window, pulls causing glass to shatter. He grabs an item from car and leaves quickly. The robbery takes place in less than 20 seconds.

Installation of Gabriel Project sign, October 8

Jim, Bill, Steve

Jr. High Retreat, Oct 8, De'Ozhane, Sergio, Tommy, Dominic, Samantha, Alana

Theresa, Sergio, Alana, Mitch, Dominic

Kathy, Karen, Elizabeth, Sharon, Theresa

Domenic, Tommy, Mitch

Tree trimming by Juan (part of Oct 8 Fix-It Day)

Religious Education "Catecismo"
(opening classes, October 6)

Neri - 2nd grade

Evelia, Ana, Priscilla - 3rd grade

Michelle, Maria - 4th & 5th grade

Silvina, Griselda, Rosario - Kinder & 1st grade

Jenny, Epifania, Adriana - 6th & 7th grade

Brieanna - Estudio Biblico (Bible Study for those who have made their First Communion)

40 Days for Life
(praying in front of Everett Planned Parenthood, Oct 6)

w/ Hannah, Analise & Samwise

plus Sean

Sr. Barbara w/ Sam

Mike, Sr. B, Fr. B, Amy w/ Sam, John Paul, Darrell

Marianne from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Shrine to Our Lady, Oct 4

morning of Oct 5

Project Gabriel blessing, October 2

Veronica, Brendan (altar server), Kathy, Ranelle, Donna, Sheila

Nick (altar server w/ holy water)

Lisa & Rigo w/ Madonna & Child

Respect Life Cupcakes

after noon Mass


Pictures from Previous Months:

September 2011

August 2011 (before & after World Youth Day)

August 2011: World Youth Day

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

In a meeting with Archbishop Sartain, he greeted me as his "twin" and told me that people have confused us. One guy said to him, "Good to see you, Father." Archbishop Sartain said he didn't think too much about it because people sometimes call him, "Father." Later the guy came back, all apologies, saying, "I am sorry, Archbishop, I thought you were Father Bloom!" A person in Renton made the same mistake. Other people (perhaps with better eyesight) have said I look like I could be his uncle or older brother...
picture by Linda Mizokawa

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

Pictures from Peru
(October 2010)

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

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)

November 2009

Pictures from Peru
(October 2009)

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009



Pictures from Visit to Peru (2008)

Visit to Monroe's Reptile Zoo