St Mary of the Valley

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

April 2014

Two New Saints

On April 27 Pope Francis canonizes his predecessors: St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II

Divine Mercy Novena, 9th Day, April 27

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament (6 pm Saturday to 8 am Sunday)

XV of Maria and Vanessa, April 26

Maria with Chambelanes

proud parents

Vanessa with Chambelanes

Baptisms, April 26

Holy Saturday Morning, April 19

Catechumens and sponsors with my new casket

Items placed in casket

moving casket from church to rectory

moving Sr. Barbara's casket from rectory

arriving at her home

Seder-Inspired Dinner, April 15

Conclusion of Women's Bible Study using "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" by Dr. Brant Pitre

roast lamb

cauliflower dish & tomatoes

Ranelle, Cecili, Teresa, Fr. B, Candice, Nancy, Sharon

Ranelle Wolfe, Candice M Blair, Teresa Ascherl, Evelyne Robertson, Nancy Monroe, Sharon Roloff, Patti Haliburton, Kay Faulds, Jan Gill, Betty Wynff, Cecile Sparling, Kathy King and Sister Barbara

St. Damien of Molokai iconette by Susan Howard

April 15 - 125th anniversary of the death of Fr. Damien

Palm Sunday, Domingo de Ramos, April 13

Silvina & Jose

Friday evenings of Lent, 6-7 pm, at SMV and parishes throughout Archdiocese

(concludes on April 11)

New Casket by Marcus Daly (Marian Caskets), April 8

L-R: Allan Murray, Marcus Daly, Stephen, Tom Morgan, Michael Phillips, Christian Carbajal

Bilingual: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us; Jesus, I Trust in You


Pictures from Previous Months:

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