St Mary of the Valley

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

July 2013

World Youth Day 2013

(click on picture for slide show with about 40 photos)

Final Weeks of Renovation
Semanas Finales de Renovación
(with help of skilled volunteers – con la ayuda de voluntarios entrenados)

Marriage by Fr. Richard Gallagher, July 27


Kermes de Caridad (Bazaar to raise funds for charity), July 27

Wedding of Angelica & Jose Camilo, July 20

Blessing of rings, flowers (for Our Lady), arras (coins) and lazo (double rosary)

Ana & Miguel placing lazo which represents the gentle yoke of Jesus that unites couple to him and to each other

Juan Antonio ("Tony") Pacheco, Angelica, Fr B, Jose, Susana; children: Yasmin & Aylin

Delivery of wall boards, July 19

Blessing of World Youth Day delegates & parents, July 17

L-R: Martha, Christian & Tomas Carbajal; Michael Bizak, Hannah, Diana, Ryan, Fr B, M.J.

Choir for Youth Mass

L-R: Andre, Daniel, Mitchell, Miano, Erica, Fr B, Arielle, Abby, Tony

Picnic after Mass

Meri, Yolanda, Ryan, Erica, Daniel, Mason, Marni, Ranelle, Ryan, Cathy, Tricia, Diana

Miano & Arielle

Brenda, Colleen, Yoland, Meri, Tomas, Rose, Michael, Daniel

Conversation with future WYD delegate, Mia

in background: Yolanda, Christian, Maria, Holly, Justin, Rose

arrival of new refrigerator/freezer, July 17

with help of Marni we were able to tip it and get it through the doorway

Vasily (Basil)

Funeral of Esther Martinez, July 13, Monroe Cemetery

Baptism of Yudith Issabela, July 13

Parents: Leonel & Judith Sandoval, Godparents: Denisse & Lucia Alonso


Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, July 12, Servers: Milo & Christian

Markie, Mia, Sam

after Mass

Joe & Rose barbecuing chicken

Miano & Rose


Miano, Joe, Todd

with Hector Amaya, June 13

Hector installing carpet in front of main doors

Baptism of Knox Mason, July 7, Women and Children Center, Everett

parents: Shane & Dominique Gagnon

Grandmother & Godmother, Karen Lorraine Gagnon

XV of Rosa Isela -Prayer of Offering (at left, her brother, Mario), July 6

parents Pragedis & Anali Arzeta

Padrinos Gabriel & Beatriz Arzeta

with chabelanes & brothers

Baptism of Elisa

L-R: Javier & Rebeca Cerna; Padrinos: Guillermina & Miguel Pulido

with grandmother & tios

Wedding of Miguel & Eloisa Martinez

exchange of rings

with children: Estephanie, Mayra & Valeria

with padrinos Demetrio & Marta Guzman

blessing of Mary's Helpers, July 5

Removal of old doors from north end of parish hall

John installing new doors

Knights of Columbus Firework Stand

Nick Albin

Bill Howe

Oscar Rodriguez


Pictures from Previous Months:

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