St Mary of the Valley

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

November 2013

Retreat, Nov 30-Dec 1

St. Mary Choir

Fr. Wilson Gonzalez

Baptism of Kenya, Nov 30

L-R: Jose & Dominga Lepe (parents); Elizabeth Desiderio & Alfredo Cordova

Jeremiah Geriem

on either side: Marjorie & German Ramos; in background: godparents Mylo & Michelle Manaois and other relatives

Aubrey Rose

L-R: Hugo & Tamarrah Lopez (godparents); Jessica & Juan Lopez (parents)


L-R: Samuel & Gloria Ordaz (parents); Rey Diaz (padrino)

Jacob Aaron

L-R: Francisco & Guadalupe Garcia (parents); Yadira & Efrain Martinez (padrinos)

Miriam Estefany

L-R: Nicolas & Norma Cruz (parents); Jose & Angelica Camilo (padrinos)

Baptism of Amaris Joy, Nov 30

L-R: Fr B, Thomas, Stanlynne & Rasamy Mixaphone w/ Amaris, Sheila & Brian Palaruan

Blessing of Dad

Blessing of Godparents

Brian, Sheila, Amaris, Stanlynne, Rasamy

Luciana (Brian & Sheila's daughter)


Blessing for Hokulani (Amaris' sister)

Sale of Filipino food to raise fund for Typhoon Haiyan victims, November 24

Blessing of Holy Water, Christ the King Sunday, Nov 24

Salt from Molokai

Matrimonios Para Cristo (Marriages for Christ), Nov 23

A beautiful visitor, Nov 23, about 8 am

On SMV field near King St

(Photo by Tania)

Police and Fire Appreciation, Nov 22

Signing the Rebuilt Implementation Team Charter, Nov 19

Toasting the Charter

Archery Club, November 18

Presentation of Awards

Cena Show, November 16

with Giovan

son of Juvenal & Tania Torres

Presentation of Guadalupe, Nov 16, after 5 pm Mass

Leaf Clean-Up, November 16

Jose & Silvina



Dwight & John working on electrical connection; Steve with Sam

Jose, Jim, Silvina, Uriel

Looking toward rectory after clean-up

Parking lot

Sam's patio

Benito, Cesar, Luis

Mass at Camano Cemetery, November 11

Melanie, Greg, Fr B (with St. Marianne Cope stole), Marianne

Baptism of Yaretzi & Angel Manuel, Nov 9

L-R: Samuel Ordaz, Fr B, Yaretzi, Gloria w/ godson, Angel Manuel, Veronica & Evaristo Mendez (parents)

L-R: Uriel with Eric Josiah, Alejandra, Cindi

Baptism of Evelyn Guadalupe

L-R: Rufino, Beatriz, Mario Rojas with Evelyn Guadalupe, Benita (Martinez) Rojas

Baptism of Valentina; L-R: Gerardo & Andrea Uribe (padrinos), Miriam & Adalberto Vallejo (parents)

Pilgrimage to Molokai

(November 4-8, 2013)

Storm damage to rectory fence

November 2)

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:

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