St Mary of the Valley

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

September 2012

Baptism of Ruby, September 29, 5 pm

L-R: Josh, Megan (holding Ruby), Erik Solberg (w/ candle), Lindsey, Erin & Jason Mulkey (godparents)

Blessing of dads: Elias Cruz (holding Danae), Erik w/ Ruby, Servers Josh & Keegan

Elias & Nelly Cruz, Anahi & Saul Montiel (godparents)

L-R: Josephine Paulson (great grandmother), Mary Solberg (grandmother), Eric, Dale Solberg (grandfather), Megan, Jason, Lindsey, ERin

Lindsey & Danny Hill

Baptism of Miguel & Alex, noon Mass, Sept 30

L-R: Candelario Herrera & Catalino (padrinos), Miguel, Sara Lynn, Silvia, Alex, Tovias Aguilar

Blessing of Tovia (father of Miguel & Alex), Chris & Jose servers

XV Mass of Maria alondra, w/ brother, Alex, as escort, September 15

Parents: Rigoberto & Leticia Espinoza, Siblings: Gerardo, Alex, Genesis, Perla & Nahomi

Wedding of Eliserio Hernandez & Yesenia (Sept 15)

Parents of Yesenia: Leonardo & Salud Tavera

Parish Staff Retreat, September 13

Tania Gutierrez de Torres (Hispanic Ministry), Cathly Lenac (Custodian), Sister Barbara Geib (Liturgy & Sacraments Coordinator); Fr. Phil Bloom (Pastor), Anita Maceda (Administrative Secretary), Kathy King (Faith Formation) - Picture by Leigh Stringfellow

Presentation on Knights of Columbus (Caballeros de Colon) by Mike Calderon, noon Mass, Sept 9

SMV Knights of Columbus, September 11 meeting

Back row: Joe Ascherl, Steve Hlavacka, John Lenac, Grand Knight Tom Radford, Austin Mitchell, Rick Schultz, Ryan Chestine; Front: Andrew Douvier, Oscar Rodriguez, Bryan Palaruan, Leo Moore, Bill King

Knights with Chaplain

Casket of Fr. Bloom

(not for immediate use)


Pictures from Previous Months:

August 2012 (has pictures from Monroe Parade)

July 2012

Bell Tower Dedication

(July 15, 2012)

June 2012

May 2012

Mary Bloom Center Dinner & Silent Auction (May 12, 2012, Maltby Community Center)

April 2012

March 2012

January & February 2012 (Visit of Fr. Narciso Valencia)

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