St Mary of the Valley

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

June 2011

Blessing of Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and Altar Servers (Feast of Corpus Christi, June 25-26)

Baptism, June 25

Stanlynne & Rasamy w/ baby Hokulani Anela (godparents: Scott Reyes & Meri Price); foreground - Glenn & Rose w/ baby Jake Thomas (godparents: Arthur & Maryln Resuello)

Octavio; Parents: Octavio & Brenda Ruiz; Godparents: Ricardo & Gabriela Estrada

Ezra Jair; L-R: Alberto & Leticia Maceda (godparents); Anita & Juan Carlos Maceda (parents)

Alberto & Leticia; Anita & Juan Carlos

Rebecca w/ godfather, Adrian

L-R: Maria (godmother), Beatriz Adriana (mom), Adrian (godfather), Rufino (dad)

blessing of godparents, L-R: Adrian & Maria Mata; Leticia & Alberto Maceda

Mass for Quinceañeras, June 25

Viridiana - Prayer of Offering


Baptism of Julia, Parents - Vincent & Anna, brother Pieter showing toy

with Vince's parents as proxies for godparents

grandmother Jan

gathering at Kloek home after baptism


While I was at the Monroe prison on evening of June 28, Samwise engaged in some anti-social activity. Below are pictures of the rectory back door that Sam tore through. He was waiting for me inside the rectory when I got back about 9. To Sam's credit he did not destroy anything inside the rectory. And amazingly he did not start eating from his dog food bag. I surmise that was because fire crackers had traumatized him. He was trembling and breathing hard when I came in.

New door installed by John Lenac

Burglary of Mary Bloom Center (June 29)


Pictures from Previous Months:

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