St Mary of the Valley

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

September 2011

Baptism of Jaime Jared, September 25, 2011

godparents: Sandra & Jose; parents: Berta & Jaime

Blessing of Catechists: Karen, Meri, Harry, Austin, Susan, Royce, Diana, Teresa, Elizabeth, Sr. B, Kathy, Sharon

Baptism of Rigo Giovani, Sept 25

godparents: Bryan & Sheila, parents: Lisa & Rich

Blessing of Water, Samantha & Nick servers

Baptism of Juan Jesus, Citlali, Giovanni Emanuel, Gael Eliha, September 24

parents: Juan & Azuani; godparents: Pablo & Petra, Jose & Paulina, Juvenal & Tania, Alfonso & Margarita

Petra & Pablo w/ Giovanni, Jose & Paulina w/ Gael

Jaime w/ children Citlali, Juan Jesus, Gael

Alfonso & Margarita w/ goddaughter Citlali

Youth Eucharistic Adoration, Sept 24 to morning of Sept 25

Parish Council, September 22: Dwight Bickler, Steve Schilling, Austin Mitchell, Anita Maceda, Cathy Holguin Ortiz, Nancy Bowman, Tricia Potteiger, Sharon Roloff, Isabel Gaspar, Fr. Bloom, Sister Barbara, Georgene Bump

Picture by Kathy King. Not in picture: Sheila Palaruan, Mia Caulk, Maggie Beatte, Yolanda Alexander, Patti Haliburton

XV Quinceanera Mass of Seida, September 10, 2011, Parents: Florencio & Yolanda

w/ "chambelanes" (chamberlains)

Dinner for returning WYD delegates, September 4

Jesse, dinner organizer, along with wife Claudia

Patty w/ grandchild, daughter Yazmin

Patricia & Brenda

Jose, Norberto, Cody, Arabella (foreground)

Testimony of Miano; Efrain, Christian


Patty, Diana, Gaby V, Nydia, Tony, Miano

Jose & Rosa

XVI ("dieciseisaņera") of Jennifer; Parents: Marisol & Baltazar, Sept 3


"Presentacion" prayer with Natalie & family


Pictures from Previous Months:

August 2011 before & after World Youth Day pictures (Aug 12-24, 2011 in Italy & Spain)

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