St Mary of the Valley

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

March 2014

Confirmation, March 30

Bishop Eusebio Elizondo

3-yr-old blessing of Emily Victoria, March 29

Blessing at altar of Our Lady of Guadalupe

mom, Maritza Rosales de Alcala

dad, Victor Alcala

padrinos, Elizabeth & Jorge Jimenez

Adan, Martin, Marta, Erika & Monica

Generations of Faith - Second Scrutiny (for Elect & Candidates for Confirmation), March 26

Confirmation Retreat, March 22

First Scrutiny (Lenten Exorcism) for Elect and Confirmation Candidates, March 23

St. Patrick Dinner by Knights of Columbus, March 22

Matt, Andrea, Eryn, Megan, Amy

Mary, Madelyn, Virginia, Stephanie, Lisa

Bill, Mary, Madelyn

Manuel, Dwight, Dennis, Cheryl

Candice, Kyleigh

Pat, Georgene, Kay

Austin, Tricia

Fr B, Steve, Adam

Leo, Joe, Bill


Karaoke, Lip-Syncing show after dinner

(pictures by Andrea Jankowski)

Rite of Election, March 17, Holy Rosary, Edmonds

Healing Retreat, March 15-16

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament in Room 8

Childrens' Sessions

Preparing Lunch

Enjoying Lunch



Adoration of Jesus at conclusion of first day

Samwise's Birthday, March 11, SMV Daycare & Preschool

Skykomish River, March 7

Items for silent auction at Mary Bloom Dinner (May 17 at Holy Family Parish School)

Mardi Gras Retreat, March 1, Junior Youth Group

Saturday morning volunteers for parish field, May 1

Gerardo, Benito, Javier, Hector, Jesus

XV (Quinceanera) Class, Epifania as Catechist


Pictures from Previous Months:

February 2014

Piligrimage to Peru 2014

December 2013

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