St Mary of the Valley

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

July 2015

Baptism of Emily, July 31

Bart & Dawn (parents), Barbara & Witolol Kus (godparents)

Baptism of Dulce Rosario & Melanie Aremi, July 26

XV of Citlaly, July 25

Baptism of Dulcemaria, Javier, Nathalie & Daniel, July 25

Dulcemaria: anointing with oil of catechumens


Blessing of Dads

Daniel & Nathalie

Jesus Carillo (dad),


Raymundo & Aracely (parents), Elizabeth & German Rojas (padrinos)


Francisco Javier Arreola (dad), Antonio Estrada (padrino), Gema (grandmother), great-grandmother, Iris Cecilia (mom)

John Lenac washing newly repair rectory fence, July 25

Quinceaneras (XV), July 18


L-R: Jaqueline, Leslie, Odalis, Teresa

Chambelanes & damitas

Odalis - Prayer of Dedication

L-R: Teresa, Leslie, Odalis, Jaqueline

Mayra & Eusebio Ortiz (parents of Leslie & Odalis)

Maria & Ismael Sanchez with daughter Jaqueline

Estela & Elber Ambriz with Teresa

Marriage, July 18, Carlos with parents

Kathleen with Grandfather & mother (Linda)

Blessing of Rings, Arras & Lazo

L-R: William (padrino), Kathleen, Carlos, Ricardo, Ruth (children below)

Vacation Bible School Presentation at 5 pm Mass, July 11

9:30 am Mass, July 12

right side

Wedding of Humberto & Marcela, July 11

Daughter with rings

with dads & moms

XV of Kenia Raquel (July 11)

with parents - Fructuoso & Dulce Maria Reyes

Padrinos Gustavo & Ivon Tavares


Baptism of Aeden, July 11

Omar & Berenice (padrinos), Yesenia & Emanuel (parents)

Shrine of Our Lady, July 15

Tabernacle in Adoration Chapel

Smaller Monstrance for Adoration

Vacation Bible School, July 6-10

Parish Directories Arrived

July 4: Red, White & Blue Wedding (Rigoberto & Maria Laura)

Luis & Teresita, July 4

with children

with Juan Pablo & Mariana - and sons

Wedding of Glenn & Leticia, July 3, 2015
Jesus said, "God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife - and the two shall become one flesh." (Mk 10:7-8)

Jesús dijo, "Dios los hizo hombre y mujer. Por eso dejará al hombre a su padre y a su madre para unirse con su esposa y seran los dos una sola carne." (Mc 10:7-8)

Parish Pictorial Directories Arrived!


Pictures from Previous Months:

June 2015

May 2015

Mary Bloom Center Auction

(May 9, 2015)

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

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

Blessing the New Home of Felipe & Maria

with gratitude to Mary Bloom Center donors

2015 Peru Mission Trip

Felipe's New Home

Blessing the New Home of Felipe & Maria

with gratitude to Mary Bloom Center donors