St Mary of the Valley

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

February 2013

Generations of Faith, February 27, Mark Shea

Margarita, Pam, Sr. B,, Ralph, Amy, Mark, Ranelle

Marcus (M.J.), Alana, Justin, Markie, Morgan, Miano, Mitchell, Savanah

Blanca, Eloisa, Blanca, Nancy

Cheryl, Kay, Sharon, Teresa, Betty

Meagan, Erin, Amy, Ralph, John, Cathy, Kai, Tracy, Stephen

Justin, Hannah, Miano

Patty, Alana, Kai, Austin

Diana, Meri, Janet

John, Hannah, Thomas, Regina, Erin, Jessica, Larry, Nancy

Janet, Theresa, Austin, Pam, Sr. B, Cathy, Nancy, Mark Shea, Mattie, Evelyne, Tom, Stephen

Mark Shea giving talk on the Four Senses of Scripture

Meagan, Declan, Elena, Claudia, Traci

Leaders of Hispanic Prayer Group, Grupo de Oracion

Standing: Leonor, Leticia, Maria, Petra, Maria, Margarita, Padre Felipe, Uriel, Armando
Hincados: Tomas, Paulina, Eulogio, Gerardo, Juan (in front - Jeremias)

Seattle Men's Conference: March 2, 2013 at St. Mary of the Valley, Monroe

Rite of Election, St. James Cathedral, February 20: Candidates and Catechumens from St. Mary of the Valley

Standing: Cathy, Sr. B, Fr. B, Daniel, Erin, Rocio, Rocio's mom, Mark, Matt: Kneeling: Holly, Raven, Sophira, Christine, Jorge

new statue of Blessed John XXIII

Sophira signing Book of Elect, Daniel as sponsor

Christina w/ Frank as sponsor

February 16 Fix-It

John, Steve, Dwight, Bill creating entry for Men's Conference tent

markers for Men's Conference parking

Baptism of Jason Aric, February 16 after 5 pm Mass

Justin, Jason, Feliciti, Lauren

blessing of father

with great-grandparents

Valentine's Dinner and Dance, Feb. 16

Rose, Ranelle, Todd, Diana, Justin, Matt

Dwight, Andrew, Leo

background: Steve & Veronica

Teresa & Joe

background: Celine, Ralph

with servers: Miano, Jamie, Arielle, Hannah

Steve & Rosario

Dawn & Edgar

Mary, Rose, Dawn

with Andrea & Matt

Fr. B & Sr. B

Dwight & Steve

Picture by Claudia

Blessing of former Catholic Church, February 14

(on Madison Street in Monroe, now an antique store)

Virginia giving candle lighter from original church

former confessional

religious articles for sale in antique store

Rob receiving blessing

the cash register is in the area of the former sancutary

sign from the 70's

area of former kitchen

with Virginia & Sr. B

photo by Rob

XV of Mayra, February 9

with chambelanes

with parents: Miguel & Celia Granados

padrinos: Mario & Nicolasa Granados

Wedding of Pedro & Ana Luisa Lara

Padrinos: Juan Carlos & Elizabeth Partida, children: Karina, Estefanie & Paola

Mardi Gras Retreat, Feb 9

Elizabeth & Teresa with middle school students

Karen, Alex, Thomas, Nate

XV blessing of Maya Rose, Feb 10, 9:30 am Mass

with parents: Vanessa & Austin

grandparents: Elizabeth & Steve + future quinceanera


Pictures from Previous Months:

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