St Mary of the Valley

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

February 2015

Generations of Faith, February 25

Rose buds, Feb 28

Meeting of Volunteers to Help with Church Cleaning, Feb 21

(Parish custodian, Cathy Lenac, has surgery on Feb 27 and will be in recuperation for several weeks, receiving radiation and chemotherapy.)

Valentine's Dinner Dance, February 14

Steve & Veronica Rood, Russ and Lara Cole

Ralph & Eryn

The Macedas

Abby & Luis Miguel

Jesus, Evelia, Jonathan,

Camille, Juliet, Elizabeth & Michael Pauley

Josh, Jack, Jane, Elayne

Fr Narciso Valencia, Uriel Bustos

Juan Pablo, Leo, Mariana, Juan Jr., Jacob

Michael, Mason

Rocio, Dylan, Faustino, Leticia

David, Diana, Maria, Benito, Noe

Lara & Russ

Veronica & Steve


Sr B, Fr V


Tricia & Leo

Amirah, Athalia, Ezra

Mardi Gras Retreat, Feb 14

Baptisms, Feb 14

L-R: Hipolito & Bertha Lopez (parents of Saul), Jose Luis & Maura Martinez (padrinos)

Fatima w/ godmother Isabel; Rene Martinez (dad)

Blessing of dads: Hipolito Lopez & Rene Martinez

L-R: Hipolito & Bertha Lopez; Jose Luis Martinez, Saul, Fr. B, Maura

L-R: Fatima, Isabel & Josue David Salazar (padrinos); Rene & Yolanda Martinez (parents)

Fatima Yaretzi

Feb 7-8: Celebration of Fr. Valencia's 25th Anniversary of Priesthood

Blessing of Bob & Luann - 67th Wedding Anniversary

Gathering after 5 pm Mass

Rob & Madi


Georgene & Pat (Leland)

Wine & Cheese - Mattie

Blessings - Yamile, Mia & Cristel

Knights/Boy Scouts Breakfast

Noon Mass


Reception after noon Mass

Adan, Monica, Brisa, Martin, Martha, Fatima

Juve & Tania

Leti, Rigoberto

Benito, Maria

Jose, Lalo, Samantha, Alex

cutting cake

Virginia, Uriel, Armando

Youth Empowerment, Feb 5

Thomas, Hannah, Michael, Fr B, Lauren, Veronica

Alana & Briana

Julia, Priscilla, Camille Pauley (President of Healing the Culture)

Chefs: Knights of Columbus Austin, Larry, Oscar, Joe, Doug, Bill

Michael, Cris, Erika, Christian, Mary

Lauren, Julie, Priscilla, Thomas, Hannah, Alana, Samantha

Sam, Alex, Camille, Briana, Veronica, Jonathan, Fr B

Camille presenting Four Levels of Happiness

Michael, Julie, Camille, Hannah

Discussing Robert & Emma

with Christian, Kathy, Erika

First Reconciliation, February 4

L-R Top Row: Fr. V, Maddie, Brandon, Ethan, Fr. B, Melissa. Second Row: Eryn, Charlotte, Logan, Brielle, Yaslyn, Janiah, Alan. Third Row: Annette, Gianna, Matthew, Isabella, Angelica, Jose

Rite of Acceptance into Catechumenate

9:30 am Mass, Feb 1

Conclusion of Forty Days of Christmas - Blessing of statues of Child Jesus

Blessing the New Home of Felipe & Maria

with gratitude to Mary Bloom Center donors

2015 Peru Mission Trip

Felipe's New Home

Blessing the New Home of Felipe & Maria

with gratitude to Mary Bloom Center donors


Pictures from Previous Months:

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

Pictures from Visit to Peru (May 26 - June 10)

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

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