St Mary of the Valley

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

March 2015

Last Noon Mass in St. Mary of Valley, March 29

Next Sunday (Easter) Masses at 7:45 & 11:15 am

Fr. Narciso Valencia, celebrant

Knights of Columbus St. Patrick's Dinner, March 28

with baby Emma

Our young talent

Rose Bush & Shrine of Our Lady, March 28

March 21

March 14

March 8

February 28

RCIA tour of church, March 18

L-R: Frank, Christina, Lonnie, Drake, Ronnie, Evelyne, Joey, Fr B, Allen, Pam, Mic, Shari, Kari, Austin

Anointing with Oil of Catechumens, Christina (Frank - Sponsor)

Allen (with wife, Pam)


St. Pedro Calungson

Homily featuring St. Pedro Calungson

Leo Moore receives Top Hat Award, March 14

St. Mary of the Valley St. Vincent de Paul members at Top Hat Luncheon

L-R: Cathy Ortiz, Diana Bizak, Maddie Meier, Leo Moore, Bridget Shinnick, Russ Cole, Lara Cole, Eveylyne Robertson

Baptism of Bradyn Michael, March 15

Rite of Reception (9:30 am Mass)

Parents, Garret & Heather

Godparents, Monique & Tom

Grandparents, Joe & Teresa, Gary & Lisa, brother, Corbin

Second Scrutiny

9:30 am Mass

Mortal remains of Larry Grigg

Blessed at conclusion of 9:30 am Mass offered for his eternal rest

Larry's daughter, Joy & other family members receiving blessing

Baptism of Presley Rae & Dylan Cheryl, March 14

Granddad, Nigel, with Dylan

Blessing of mom, Emily

Blessing of dad, Rodney

Godparents: Nigel (as proxy for Nathan) & Brenda

Dylan (R) & Presley

mom & dad, Emily & Rodney

extended family

Retiro de Servidores (Retreat for Servers), March 14-15, Deacon Abel Magana

First Reconciliation, March 12

Samwise's 13th Birthday, March 11

birthday present (dog toy)

Youth Empowerment, March 5, Camille Pauley

Auction Items (for Mary Bloom Auction on May 9)

Baptism of Emma, March 7

(Rite of Reception - signing with cross)

mom - Candice

blessing dad - Joey

Gregor assisting

blessing godparents - Allen & Mary Murray

with grandmothers & sisters - Kyleigh & Madison

extended family of faith

First Scrutiny, March 8

Blessing of new taco stand on Monroe-Duvall Highway

World Youth Day 2016 Delegation

L-R: Stephen Walley, Kathleen Sekreta, Thomas Freeland, Fr Bloom, Hannah Freeland, Pam Johnson, Christian Carbajal, Julie Rodriguez, Cheryl Clement, Priscilla Camilo. (delegates not in picture: Larry Clement, Alana Clement, John Sekreta and Marygail Carbajal)

Mass at Brookdale (former Emeritus, former Merrill Gardens) March 6

L-R: Sharon, Tom, Chester, Balzer, Marlene, Melani, Pat, Teresa, Theresa, Christine, Mildred, Elizabeth

Statue of St. Pedro Calungsod

donated by family of German & Marjorie Ellano with children children Jeremiah & Jermane (picture taken after 9:30 am Mass, March 1)


Pictures from Previous Months:

February 2015

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

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