St Mary of the Valley

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

Dedication of Bell & Tower - and Parish Picnic

July 15, 2012

picture, plus two following photos, are courtesy of Theresa Moran: Portraits by Theresa, 16227 Railroad Way, Snohomish, WA 98296; 425.422.3053 or 360.668.0400, Web:

L-R: Fire Battalion Chief Mike Dickinson, Police Officers Javier Patton, Jacob Eriks, Jason Southard, Pastor Ron Simmons (Monroe Faith Center), Officer Derrel Johnson, Dr. Nate Hettinga (Cascade Church), Deputy Police Chief Ken Ginnard, Fr. Armando Guzman (Archbishop Murphy High School), Monroe Public Schools VP Director Jim Scott, Fr. Mihlton Scarpetta (Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Snohomish), Mayor Robert Zimmerman, Seminarian Patrick Sherrard, Eagle Scout Nick Martinoli, Fr. Phillip Bloom, Fr. Michael J. Ryan (Pastor of St. Mary of the Valley from 1975-1981), Pastor Steve Whalen (New Horizon Christian Church), Pastor Michael Hanford (Christ Church Monroe), Pastor Michael McClure (Monroe Community Chapel), Dustin McCuen (Christ Church Monroe), Pastor Steve Loopstra (Your Servant in Christ Ministry); Bottom row: Fire Fighters Travis Jacobs, Doug Crayton & Matt James, Pastor Scott McClure (Monroe Community Chapel), Pastor Sam Schmeckpeper (Monroe Faith Center); Not Pictured: Pastor Henri Fischer (Chaplain Monroe Correctional Complex)

Top Row: Senior Patrol Leader Uday Bajaj, Assistant Scout Master David Singleton, Scout Master Scott Cavassa, Fr. Phillip Bloom, ASM Bill Martinoli, ASM Byron Johnson, ASM Tony Baker, District Activities and Civic Service Chair (Klahaya District Scouter) David Read; Bottom Row: Aaron Dirks, Nick Martinoli, Steven Baker, Dylan Baker, Mathew Gunnarson, Cub Scout sons of David Reed Aaron Read and Alexander Read; Not pictured: Tully Kennedy, Scott Cragerud

with Monroe Mayor Robert Zimmerman

Marcus (M.J.) & Milo; Yvonne in back

Neil Ikeda - Komo News, Rebecca to left

Pastor Michael Hanford, Fr Bloom, Neil Ikeda, John, Betty

Hispanic Choir

Seminarian Patrick Sherrard, Rosario, Patricia

Eagle Scout Scotty Cragerud with flag; also in picture - Mary, Pastors Ron, Mike, Dustin, Scott

Pastor Michael Hanford leading Blessing of Valley; also in picture: Pastor Michael McClure, Fr. Michael J. Ryan, Fr. Mihlton Scarpetta

praying Our Father


Hispanic Choir

Lalo, Susan, Selmia

Oscar & Jose

Retiring Color Guard

Pictures below courtesy of Theresa Moran

Parish Picnic

Leonard, Fr. Michael J Ryan, Sister Barbara

Harry, Mary, Autumn, Patti

Juan Carlos & Ezra

Amy, Ralph, Roman

Brandon & Anne


Fatima & Jorge

Katryn & Joaquin (Theresa & Anne in background)

Georgene, Stephen, Evelyne, Jane

Dominic, Antoine, Ellen, Refugio

Monica, Marta, Erika, Fatima

Isabel, Martha, Enrique

Ranelle, Lauren, James, Adam, Xavier, Julie



Rosario, Maryann, Michael

Evelia, Jesus, Jonatan

Miguel, Uriel, Eliceo

Miano, Clayton, Brenda, Erika, Patricia

Mason, Tricia, Michael, Marni

Joe & Teresa

Virginia, Sr. B, Leonard, Fr. Michael J., Hannah, Fr. Armando G, Diana, Michael

Elaine, Ed, Fr. Michael J, Kay

Fr Armando w parish family


Pictures from Previous Months:

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

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