St Mary of the Valley

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

May 2014

Pictures from Visit to Peru (May 26 - June 10)

Baptism of Owen Patrick, May 25

L-R: Monique & Thomas (parents); Matt & Andrea (godparents) with Owen's brothers & sisters

happy godfather

Ascherl Family

Trying to imitate Pope Francis

Knights Daniel & Ralph - Presentation of Silver Rose


Our Lady of Guadalupe with memorial picture of Fr. Michael J. Ryan

(Pastor of St. Mary of the Valley from 1975 to 1981, died May 19, 2014)

Silver Rose

Baptism of Jesus Guadalupe, May 24

L-R: Cosme & Maria del Carmen Sandoval (padrinos), Arcelia w/ Jesus, Nereo Manriquez

Paola Lissett, Perla & Julio Esparza (parents); Michelle & Felix Espinosa

L-R: Henry & Blanca Bojorquez, Elena w/ padrino, Oscar Segueda, Ydania (parents)

Presentation of Violeta

Blessing of Justino & Mayra Guerra (parents); Benjamin & Olivia Bravo (padrinos)

Blessing of marriage of Javier & Abigail Landa

Take this ring as a sign of my love & fidelity

with children, Ana Maritza & Nayeli

Shrine of Our Lady, May 23

First Communion, 9:30 am Mass, May 18

Photo from Theresa Moran

Blessing Healing the Culture office in Monroe, May 19

L-R: Camille (with Elizabeth), Lisa Ann, Linda and Juliet (below)

Mary Bloom Center Dinner/Auction, May 17, Holy Family, Seattle

Blessing of Marriage: Jose and Margarita, May 17

First Communions, May 17, noon

High School Youth on way to retreat at Camp Hamilton, May 16

L-R: Nicolas Cruz, Angel, Norma, Luis Camilo

Maria de Jesus, Raul Madrigal, Sherlyn, Lucia & Adrian Pulido

David, Filadelfo & Angelica Cortez, Jessica

Ruben Noquea, Alejandro Cardenas, Jayden, Angelica, Yesenia

Silver Anniversary Blessing: Florencio & Yolanda, May 10

Blessing of Moms, 5 pm Mass, May 10

9:30 am Mass, May 11

Noon Mass

Blessing of those with wedding anniversaries in April & May, 5 pm Mass

9:30 am Mass anniversary blessings

noon Mass bendiciones

May Crowning of Mary, May 11

Knights of Columbus Mother's Day Rose + Coffee & Donuts

First bloom, May 9

Religious Education Final Session, May 8

First Communion Banners, May 3

XV of Virginia

Blessing of Gabriela

Living Rosary, May 1


Pictures from Previous Months:

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

Piligrimage to Peru 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

Photos of Centennial Celebration

July 2013

World Youth Day 2013

(about 40 pictures in a slide show)

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

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