St Mary of the Valley

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

April 2013

Baptism of Lua - April 28, noon Mass

Parents Javier & Analley; Godparents - Gerardo & Guadalupe

Baptism at 9:30 am Mass, April 28: Jazzmine Riena

Servers Markie & M.J.; parents Jeffrey & Rhodamee Lytle

(the Bloom charm doesn't always work)

(Godparents German & Marjorie)

Blessing of Baptismal Water

Servers De'Ozhane & M.J.

3-D Model of Kitchen Renovation

by SMV parishioner, Robert Young

with Sr. Barbara & Seminarian Brian Thompson, April 14 presentation on Annual Catholic Appeal

will be ordained to transitional diaconate in May and to priesthood in June 2014

XV of Gladys Yesenia, April 13

Parents: Catalina and Santiago Rojas

Padrinos Antonio & Graciela Martinez

w/ Mauricio & Chambelanes

wedding of Miriam Carrasco, April 13

with parents

Nestor Perez & Miriam with children

with sisters, brothers and in-laws

with padrinos

XV of Laura Montserrat , April 6

Mom: Maria Lopez; Siblings: Arturo, Cesar, Sandra

XV of Clarissa Keely

Mom: Consuelo Martinez; Siblings: Juan Carlos, Liliana

Samwise and the Sea Otters, April 8, Camano Island


Pictures from Previous Months:

March 2013
(includes Men's Conference pictures)

February 2013

January 2013 (includes Fr. Thomas Nathe in Peru)

December 2012 (with pictures of Youth Delegation to Peru)

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

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