St Mary of the Valley

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

March 2012

Spring Clean, March 31, 2012

Allan, Dwight, Desi


Pat, Ranelle

Marisol, Florentina, Tatiana

Milo, Rose

Retreat, March 23-25

Baptism of Sofia, March 25

(for complex reasons we made an exception in our baptisms-wait-till-Easter norm)

Al Borlin Park with Sam, March 25

Skykomish River

Rally for Relgious Freedom, March 23

Ralph, Amy, Diana, Mike, Alane, Pastor Michael, Julia, Fr B, Samwise, Cheryl, Aaron, Sr. B, Eryn, Mattie, Renate & Henry (off camera)

Diana & Mike

First Confessions, March 15, w/ Frs. John Rashford, S.J. & Emmanuel Iweh

Confirmation Class

March snow

Laetare Sunday, March 18 - new rose vestments - the old & the new

Parents of pre-school children meet with Kathy King, March 4

Pastoral Minister Tania Gutierrez de Torres introducing Confirmation Candidates - Rite of Inscription, March 4

Rey H.

Leonor H

Erick David G

Marco C

Jimmy P

Juan P

Sergio C

Juan M

Lizbeth M

Rosario P

Michelle G

Stephanie G

Erick A

Yesenia L

Ericka F

Christian C

Francisco M

Blanca F

Juan G

Mani F

Francisco G


Pictures from Previous Months:

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