Name of Church St. Mary of the Valley (Santa Maria del Valle)
Address 601 W. Columbia Street, Monroe, WA 98272
Phone number (360) 794-8945
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. (Spanish). Monday, Liturgy of the Word and Communion. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.
Confessions First Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturday, 4:15 p.m. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Also by appointment.
Names of priests Fr. Phillip Bloom, pastor. Fr. Bloom is an older priest, ordained in 1971, who spent seven years as a missionary in Peru. He still travels to Peru annually to work with the poor; he established the Mary Bloom Center towards that end (http://www.marybloomcenter.org/). He is a good homilist, faithful to the teaching of the Church. Listen to him preach on the parish YouTube channel and here: http://www.simplecatholicism.com/.
Special parish groups & activities Parish rosary, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament First Fridays 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. the following morning. Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Friday morning Bible study, parish gift shop.
Music Cantors and musicians.
Fellow parishioners English speaking and Hispanic communities.
Parking Ample parking in the lot by the church
Additional observations St. Mary of the Valley is a small parish in the Archdiocese of Seattle. It is located in a beautiful northeast suburb of the city.