St Mary of the Valley

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

June 2013

Repairs on West Side of hall

Inside hall - Cathy & Tricia

Taking up old carpet in hallway

Day Care & Preschool Children inspecting old carpet

Old carpets rolled up for recycling

Installing frames for new walls in parish hall: Steve, Tania, Cathy, John

Laying new carpets

Fr Gilberto Mora w/ Quinceanera, June 29

XV w/ chambelanes

Fr. Paul Koenig, O.C.D., baptisms, June 29

after noon Mass, June 30

Reception for Jan Gill, after 9:30 Mass, June 23

Cheryl, Larry, Alana; Allan & Mary

Milo, Elena, Scotty, Markie


Retreat - June 22-23

Baptism of Kayden & Alexandra, June 22

and First Communion of Monserrrat Xitlalic

Baptism of Ximena

Blessing of Sheyla (mom of Kayden, Alexandra and Monserrat) and Leticia (mom of Ximena)

L-R: Claire and Addiel Zamora (godparents of Alexandra); Pedro Cruz (dad) with Alexandra; Teofilo & Mireya Vargas (godparents of Kayden); Sito Zamora (godparent of Monserrat - at my right), Sheyla (mom)

L-R: Martin & Magali Vazquez (godparents of Ximena); Leticia & Alberto Maceda with Maria Fernanda (3-yr-old presentation)

Anita (tia) with Ezra

Family of Ximena & Maria Fernanda

Baptism of Nayeli

L-R: Roberto & Patricia Medina (godparents); Jorge Luis & Neyre Guzman (parents)

3-yr-old presentation of Nayeli before Pilgrim Virgin (sponsored by Knights of Columbus)

Asbestos Abatement completed, John Lenac installing new doors & walls

new lights and ceiling for hallway

Baptism of Jaden , June 15

Anointing with Oil of Catechumens

Parents Salvador & Whitney Gallardo

Blessing of godparents: Marlenne & Jose Gallardo

L-R: Whitney, Salvador, Jaden, Marlenne, Jose

Baptism of Natalie Janelle

L-R: Godparents: Diana & Logan McFarland; Natalie, Elizabeth & Edgar Monroy

Blessing of dads, 5 pm Mass, June 15

9:30 am Mass, June 16

Noon Mass

Blessing of Graduates, 9:30 am Mass

Noon Mass

Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Courtesy of Washington State Knights of Columbus (will be at St. Mary of the Valley until June 25)

Baptisms, June 8

L-R: Abraham & Hilda Torres (padrinos); Abel held by mom Araceli; Alejandro Garcia (dad)

L-R: Godparents: Dennis Thomas & Debbie Minguh; Case Kendall w/ Fr. B; parents: Angela & Gavin Loth

L-R: Melissa and Scott Michael Hale; Maxwell Oliver; Godparents: Debbie Schroeder & KJ Loreth

Maxwell is "miracle baby" born at a little over two pounds, he is surviving and thriving


A Family Tragedy

Funeral for Ochoa Family - Wednesday, June 5, 11 am
(click on picture for Everett Herald article)

Eucharistic Procession and Adoration: June 2, beginning with exposition at 8 am, procession down Columbia St., Kelsey to Main, Main to Dickinson, concluding in church with Benediction at 9 am. (We will be making this Eucharistic Procession simultaneously with Pope Francis in Rome.)

Procesion y Adoracion Eucaristica el 2 de junio de 8 a 9 am

St. Mary of the Valley parishioner, Susan Howard, made a beautiful video of the June 2 Eucharist Procession:

(click to play)

attachments for electrical wiring

Asbestos abatement of enlarged hall, kitchen and storage room

Pictures from Eucharistic Holy Hour & Procession

New Printer for Hispanic Office

(funds raised by food sales)

Baptisms June 1, 10 am

Oil of Catechumens, Veronica

L-R: Alan & Claudia Simchick, Derek Mulligan

Baptism of Evolet


Sacred Chrism, Stephany

Michael Jesus

Angel Gabriel

Blessing of Dads: Derek, Mauricio, Geronimo

Padrinos: Eleasar & Alfonso, Parents: Manuel & Yasmin , children: Stephany & Evolet

Parents: Juan & Imelda Gonzalez, Madrina: Maria Lilia Santillan; Children: Angel Gabriel & Michael Jesus

Mauricio; Parents: Mauricio Ivan & Brianna Olguin; Padrinos: Jesus Martin & Juana

L-R: Jesus, Juana, Mauricio, Briana & Mauricio Ivan

Maximiliano; Parents: Geronimo & Amber Bustos; Padrinos: Rafael & Estella Torres

Michael Anthony; Parents: Mike & Margarita Ferrell; Padrino: Manuel Hernandez

L-R: Manuel, Margarita, Mike

with Michael Anthony

Veronica, Parents: Derek & Alicia Mulligan; Godparents: Alan & Claudia Simchick

L-R: Derek, Alan, Alicia, Claudia

Veronica with sisters

XVI of Cecilia Rebeca, June 1, noon

Prayer of offering to God through intercession of Mary (accompanied by brother, Eli)

with dad, Avelino Angel & mom, Manuela

Madrina: Carmen, mom: Manuela, Padrino: Pedro Bramblila

with chambelanes

with siblings: Eli, Gabriel, Corazon de Jesus & Nathan

Presentation of William, June 1, with mom, Sury and dad, Gerardo Chavez; sister, Ashley

Padrinos de presentacion: Rey & Yolanda

Daycare and Preschool

wide angle inside church


Pictures from Previous Months:

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