St Mary of the Valley

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

January & February 2012

Visit of Fr. Narciso Valencia

Fr. Narciso Valencia birthday celebration at Ixtapa, January 1

Elena, Miano, Milo

Marriage of Miguel & Ana

Jose & Rosa - padrinos

Fr. Narciso Valencia & Samwise, January 2012

Fr. Tom Vandenberg, January 29

Baptism of Nathan

new security rails for sanctuary

Rite of Enrollment of Confirmation Candidates

Deacon Gene & Fr. Narciso at Rite of Enrollment

Middle School Mardi Gras Retreat - Burying the Alleluia, February 18

Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, February 19

with Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, Ash Wednesday

Dr. Tom Bowman - Fr. Narciso's English tutor

Fr Narciso with Catechism children

February 26, 9:30 am Mass

Receiving Papal Blessing for 40th Anniversary

Reception after Mass

with Sr. Barbara, February 26

after 9 am Mass, February 28

Rite of Election, St. James Cathedral, February 29


Pictures from Previous Months:

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