St Mary of the Valley

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

August 2011

Baptism, Aug. 28: "Receive the Light of Christ"

Family of Matthew Manuel

Parents: Manuel Leopoldo & Amparo Virginia; Padrinos: Angel & Emilia, Adrian & Laura

Family of Oliver: Mirna, Maria Guadalupe (mom), Carlos

Oliver w/ "hermano"

Bloom-Satushek family gathering, August 28

Bobby, Steve, Greg, Paul, Phil, Johnny, Aileen, George, Melanie, Mike, Ed, Louie, Samwise

(fund raising event for orphanages, Aug 27)

Fr. Richard Gallagher, XV Quinceanera Mass of Luz Clarita & Erika Paola, Aug 20

Fr. William Peterson, C.Ss.R., wedding of Juan Manuel & Elizabeth, August 13

preparing for sidewalk from rectory to office

Desi, Bruce & Armando

removal of dead tree: Juan, Efrain & Eliceo


Pictures from Previous Months:

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