St Mary of the Valley

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

September 2014

Baptisms, September 27


L-R: Rosita & Ignacio Santos with godchild, Alonso; Alfredo & Dolores Duran (godparents of Ernesto), Moises & Carolina (parents of Alonso & Ernesto)

Baptism of Alonso

Ignacio Santos receiving baptismal candle

Alfredo & Dolores Flores w/ Ernesto

Patricio Pacheco (padrino), Fr B w/ Diego, Lucia Pachecho (madrina), Celestina & Alberto Sierra (parents)

L-R: Ignacio, Rosita, Alfredo, Dolores, Carolina, Moises

Wedding of Adan Ramirez & Monica Juares

Cody & Erika

Cris & Sophia

Adan & Monica

Cris, Jorge, Fatima & Bridesmaids

Exchange of Rings w/ sisters Erika & Fatima looking on

Lazo (double rosary) Fatima & Jorge

L-R: Fatima, Erika, Martin, Monica w/ daughter Sophia, Adan & Martha

with Adan's family: Adan & Zenaida Ramirez (parents), Victor, Jocelyn, Mayra, Isela & Aracely (siblings)

Jose & Lorena Espinoza (padrinos de velacion & witnesses)

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

Generations of Faith, September 24

Jamison, Jennifer, Chayton, Malena, Sandra, Michael, Christina

Brendy, Matt & sons

Teresa, Sharon, Rose, Elizabeth

Mary, Allan, Austin, Candice

Gregor, Kyleigh making chart for Church Year

Ranelle, Cecile

Cathy, Jan, John

Michael, Diana, Thomas, Jack, Jane, Cathy

Fr B, Sr. B

Luis Miguel, Abby, Raquel, Leticia, Mabel, Olivia

Markie, Leo, Dennis, Mark, Alana, Cheryl, Larry

Cooks Linette & Patrick

Assistants Bill & Lisa

Harry, Conner, Patty, Arcelia, Sergio, Mayra

Tom, Cheryl, Dennis, Kay, Jan, Holli, Leo, Yoli, Samantha, Miano, Harriet, Mattie, Sandy, Larry, Cheryl

Prayer-Faith Sharing: Cecile, Ranelle, Leo, Sandy, Harriet, Dennis, Mattie, Jane

Youth & Young Adult: Tom, Miano, Alana, Samantha, Thomas, Gregor, Keogan, Steve, Hannah, Christian, Fr. B

Staff retreat, Sept 18, at The Turning Point: Anita, Tania, Cathy, Kathy & Leigh Stringfellow - retreat guid from Archdiocese of Seattle(picture by Sr. Barbara, not in picture - Tricia)

WYD 2016 Team, Sept 17

L-R: Lara, Hannah, Tricia, Alana, Janet, Michael, Fr B, Ken, Sr. B, Cheryl, Christian (Picture by Ariana)

Michael signing charter

sister Barbara


also in picture: Michael, Lara, Paulina



Michael presenting Team Charter

Listening to presentation

Wedding of Sergio Garcia & Liliana Sughey Padilla, Sept 13

Padrinos: Uriel Bustos & Delgadina Garcia

Children: Stephanie & Aretzi

Padrinos: Cosme & Evelia Cardoza

Baptisms, Sept 13, lighted candle to Michael Bednarik (godfather)

Blessing of Dads: Christopher Bednarik, German Garcia & Antonio Pacheco

Family of Elizabeth

L-R: Ed (grandfather), Lisa (mom) Joyce (grandfather), Riley (brother), Chris (dad), Michael (godfather & grandfather) Colin (brother), below - Christopher (brother)

Family of Diego Alejandro

German & Paula Garcia (parents); Santos & Elodia Ojeda (padrinos)

Family of John Andy

Antonio & Antonia Pacheco (parents); Javier & Nelida Mata (parents), below - primas (cousins)

XV of Gladys Larios

Prayer of offering with brother, Bruce, as escort

L-R: Bruce (brother), Teresa (mom), Gladys, Fr. B, Graciela (sister) Luterio (dad), Daniel & Adolfo (brothers)

Chambelanes (chamberlains - escorts)

100 roses for Our Lady

Baptism of Aliana, Sept 6

L-R: Yazmin & Cesar (parents); Doris & Juan (padrinos)

Reconfiguration: 3 pews in Adoration Chapel

18 pews in main church

new hospitality area & family room

extra aisles for easier seating in chairs

broader view of pews & chairs

family room

World Youth Day Team, Sept 2

Christian, Tricia, Janet & Hannah

Larry, Cheryl, Diana, Michael, Fr. B, Lara (taking notes)

cutting birthday cake from Martha Carbajal (Samwise looking on)

Sam & Sister B


Pictures from Previous Months:

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