St Mary of the Valley

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

October 2014

Generations of Faith, October 29

Kendra, Brielle, Janiah, Julio & Jerry

Janiah, Brielle, Jerry & Kendra

Efrain Ramirez, Yaslyn, Norma & Alexy

Gia, Rosella (mom) & Bella

Baptisms, October 25

Edwin & Katia Ferrer (padrinos of Brisa Malia receiving lighted candle

Josue Dario with parents Juan & Mariana Medina (parents), Ignacio & Perla (padrinos)

blessings of moms; Mariana & Fatima

Dads: Juan Pablo & Jorge

Blessing of Padrinos: Perla, Nacho, Katia & Edwin

with Brisa & Josue

parents, godparents & their children

Brisa with her parents, godparents, grandparents and tios (actual & potential)

Extended family of Josue

Perla & Nacho - 11th anniversary blessing

Presentation of Mia (lower right) with dad, Edu, and Nicolasa

Baptism of Jacob Matthew, October 24, 9 am Mass

L-R: Tom Morgan (proxy for godfather, Peter Roland, in Wisconsin), Benjamin Roland (dad) Katie Roland (mom), Stefanie Meyer (godmother)

Sister Barbara with Jacob

Retreat - Life in the Spirit (Vida en el Espiritu Santo), Oct 18-19

Domitila & Margarito Montiel with group of children

Reception after funeral of Gerald Dentz, October 16

Markie, Mia & Meri outside Hospitality Area

with Rose Penter, Kay Faulds, Georgene Bump & Pat Leland

Sister Rosella, O.S.B. (sister of Gerald), Evelyne Robertson

Children's Celebrate Life Party, October 11

for Respect Life Month

Wedding of David Martinez & Mayela Galaviz (Convalidation), October 11

Entrance with bride's parents: Eliseo & Guillermina Galaviz

Padrinos de Velacion: Jesus & Magdalena Delgadillo; Witnesses: Oscar & Maria de Jesus Santillano

Exchange of Arras (coins)

Double Rosaray Lazo which represents gentle yoke of Christ

L-R: Magdalena, Mayela, Fr B, David, Jesus

L-R: Maria, Mayela, David, Oscar

With sons: David, Alfredo & Enrique

Baptism of Natalia & Ashley, Oct 11

L-R: Natalia, Tomas & Maria Felicitas Lopez (parents); Ashley, Gonzalo & Angelica Ruelas (padrinos)

Lighted candles to godfathers: Gonzalo Ruelas; Jaime Guardiana

Blessings of father, Tomas Lopez

parents Tomas & Maria Lopez

L-R: Angelica & Gonzalo Ruelas (padrinos of Ashley); Guadalupe & Jamie Guardiana (padrinos of Natalia)

with sister, Lupita

Shrine of Our Lady, Oct 11

Religious Education Classes, Blessing of Bibles, Oct 9

Boys studying Bible

RCIA, October 8

L-R: Austin, Lonnie, Ronnie, Michael, Drake, Sandra, Frank, Christina, Sigi, Evelyne

October 4, 5 pm Mass, Anointing of Sick for Ray Nalty

(also in picture: servers Nate & Hannah, Ray's wife, Mary)

Blessing of mortal remains of Lynda Bilderback

(L-R: Lynda's daughter & granddaughter, son Kevin, husband Jack and friend Karen; in congregation - Janet & Ranelle)

Oct 4, noon, XV of Yesenia

and baptism of Hanna Regina

Blessing of Hannah's dad Victor

Yesenia's parents: Veronica & Valente Garcia

Padrinos Angelica & Hipolito Hernandez

Victor, Yesenia, Hannah, Fr B, Aide


First Sacraments Class (Oct 1)

Teachers Alana & mom Cheryl

position of sacred vessels for 5 pm Saturday Mass

Sunday 9:30

Sunday noon


Pictures from Previous Months:

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

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

May 2014

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