St Mary of the Valley

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

December 2013

Junior Youth Group - A Very Special Christmas, December 28

Kyleigh & Markie (as Elizabeth & Mary)

Julie as Angel Gabriel

Miano as Joseph

Shepherds adoring Christ Child

Dom, Conner, Miano, Markie, Connor + Julie as angel


Conner, Dom, Kyleigh

Drawing for Christmas Wreath

Benefit of Mary Bloom Center

Blessing Marriage of Ronald & Karyn Winegarten, December 28

L-R: Johnathan, Ronald, Muriel & Karyn

Prayer for and Blessing of mortal remains of Brenda

Baptism of Isaac & Julissa, Dec 28

L-R: Delfino & Herlinda Sierra (padrinos of Isaac); Neyre & Jorge Guzman (padrinos of Julissa); Mayra & Miguel Calderon (parents)

Baptism of Theryn

L-R: Godparents: Frederick Zielaski & Karyn, Ronald; Johnathan & Muriel Wolfer (parents)


L-R: Muriel, Fr B w/ Theryn, Frederick, Johnathan & Karyn

L-R: Delfino & Herlinda; Fr B w/ Isaac, Neyre w/ Julissa, Jorge, Mayra, Miguel

w/ Isaac & Julissa

Christmas Eve Mass: Ryan, M.J., Markie & Lourdes with Child Jesus

Lourdes in front; Albert, Pat, Mary, Georgene, Cathy, Harry & Traci

Receiving Child Jesus from Lourdes, 5 pm Mass

Placing Infant in Manger

Noe - at 7 pm Spanish Mass

Christmas Day, 9:30 am Mass, w/ Shayanne & Hannah holding Child Jesus

Shelly signing the Christmas morning Mass

Angel w/ Child Jesus (noon Mass on Christmas Day)

Ready to receive the Christ Child

Blessing of Mark Walker, Sculptor of Our Lady of Valley, Dec 22

servers Markie & M.J.

blessing of plaque after 9:30 am Mass

embrace to Mark; Steve Corder - designer of plaque - with wife, Rosario

Snow in Monroe, December 20

early morning pictures by Sr. Barbara

preparing boxes for orphanage in Philippines

Kristine Durban & Meri Price

Yolanda Alexander, her daughter Samantha & Paul Buada of LBC

Fix-It Day Project: Increased Handicap Parking, Dec. 14

Security for northwest corner play field


Our Lady of Guadalupe

Decorating Church on December 11

Flags for Our Lady of the Americas

Maņanitas, Dec 12, 5 am: Banda Tierra Alegre

Jesus and crew serving tamales and pan dulce

Dancers preparing in hall

Knights of Columbus Honor Guard for Our Lady

Mariachis Fiesta Mexicana

Children Dancing before Our Lady

De Colores

Retreat, Nov 30-Dec 1

St. Mary Choir

Fr. Wilson Gonzalez

Papa's Christmas Tree Farm 10029 Wagner Rd. Snohomish Prices: $35.00 to $65.00 The parishoners need to make sure they tell Papa's trees that they are from St. Mary of the Valley. 10 trees sold will donate $800.00 Hours: Sunday's only 8-4 or by appt. call Bob at 206-718-1708


Pictures from Previous Months:

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

Photos of Centennial Celebration

July 2013

World Youth Day 2013

(about 40 pictures in a slide show)

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013
(includes Men's Conference pictures)

February 2013

January 2013 (includes Fr. Thomas Nathe in Peru)

December 2012 (with pictures of Youth Delegation to Peru)

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012 (has pictures from Monroe Parade)

July 2012

Bell Tower Dedication

(July 15, 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