St Mary of the Valley

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

May 2012

Bells for the Bell Concert: Holy Family Kirkland Angelus Handbell Choir, May 30

Pam Gunderson, director; Arielle accompanying on piano, Marianne on violin

MJ, Suzanne Malcolm, Mia, Carol Frost, Marianne, Matthew Charboneau, Julie

Nancy, Donna Fisher, John, Leslie Fisher, Renae, Janet Thonssen

Teresa, Bob, Nancy, Donna Fisher

Yolanda, Lauren Westphalen, Cathy, Hannah Poole, Sharon, Rita Walsh, John, Leslie Fisher, Renae

Matt Jensen, Markie

Janet Thonssen, Sr. Barbara

with Pam (Bob in background)

Everett Herald article: Monroe church finds help in replacing stolen bell

new floor covering for hall entrance

Surveillance camera vandalized, north entrance of church, May 30

camera left on grass

south camera wires cut

roses for Our Lady, May 27

Anthony, baptized May 27

parents: Jorge & Rebeca; godparents: Jaime & cynthia

Teresa Monserrat

parents: Jacinto & Teresa; godparents: Elidio & Aracely


parents: Shannon & Maria; padrinos: Gerardo & Alondra

Jose Luis

parents: Omar & Irma; godparents: Jose & Griselda


parents: Dennis & Adriana; godparents: Armando & Sandra

Photo: courtesy of Theresa Moran

Mia Rose, baptized May 26

parents: Brett & Melissa; godparents: Daniel & Vanessa


parent: Maria; godparents: Sergio & Mary


parents: Miguel & Ana; godfather: Marcelino


parents: Obdyn & Gabriela; godparents: Jose Luis & Veronica

Gabriel & Holli

parents: Eric & Holli; godparents: John & Kathy

Photo: courtesy of Theresa Moran
Portraits by Theresa
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425.422.3053 or 360.668.0400

Ordination of Bishop Liam Cary, May 18, 2012, Bend, OR

(with Fr. Jim Coleman)

Blessing from Bishop Cary

pictures courtesy of Marie Chandler

Confirmation Retreat, May 6

Marni, Daniel, Gabriela, Scotty, Victoria, Clayton, De'Ozhane, Mateusz, Tyler, Royce, Mitchell, Miano

Young Gentleman and Young Lady Pledges

retreat with Hispanic candidates (Apr 21)

Kevin & Jenni, May 5 (Josh & Keegan serving)

Preparing playground area (Scott Newsome in backhoe)

Eagle Scout Project by Scotty Cragerund (second from right)

Roofing the new bell tower, May 8


Bob applying paint & varnish, May 10

May 11, 7:30 am, scaffolding removed

Bill and David

Nick, Allan, Bill

Drainage around bell tower

view of church with bell tower and blue stripes for baseball parking (we have reciprocal user agreement with Monroe School District)

April pictures of bell tower construction


Pictures from Previous Months:

Mary Bloom Center Dinner & Silent Auction (May 12, 2012, Maltby Community Center)

April 2012

March 2012

January & February 2012 (Visit of Fr. Narciso Valencia)

Pictures from Peru (January - February 2012)

Major Robert D. Lindenau Tutoring Program

December 2011

40th Anniversary Celebration

L-R: Deacon Gene Vanderzanden, Fr. William Treacy, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Frs. Bloom & Valencia
(click on picture for more photos of the Anniversary Mass and reception)

November 2011

October 2011

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