St Mary of the Valley

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

June 2014

Baptisms, June 28,Theo Dale

L-R: Lindsey Solberg (godmother), Erik & Megan Solberg (Parents), Jason Mulkey (godfather)

with grandparents, Dale & Mary Solberg; great-grandmother Josephine, Megan w/ daughter Ruby, godmother Erin Mulkey (far right)


Sergio & Indira Aguilar (parents); Arasele & Daniel Guzman (padrinos)


Alejandro & Josefina Cruz (parents); Manuela & Leopoldo Garcia (padrinos)

Janen Eduardo & Jesus Alexander

Jorge & Vanessa Garnica (parents of Janen), Jessica & Jose Mendoza (parents of Jesus and padrinos of Janen, Janen (older boy), Jesus w/ Fr. B, Janen & Katsiaryna Garnica (padrinos of Jesus)


Euriel & Maria Dolores Leyva (pardinos); Rogelio & Cindy Leyva (parents)

Wedding of Miguel Luna & Abigail Jacobo, June 28

Tony Luna

Lazo (double rosary) Martha & Tomas Carbajal

with padrinos Jesus & Selmia

parents: Oscar & Maria Rodriguez; Jose & Rosa Luna

with their girls, Karla, July & MiaGrace

Xv of Erika Garcia

blessing of gifts (rosary, Bible, medal, flowers, etc.)

with parents, Ignacio & Angelica Garcia, brothers Ivan & Jonathan, sister Araceli

padrinos Gumersindo Javier & Dominga Santiago


Pictorial Directory Registration: Pat, Georgene, Cathy (from Life Touch), Christian, June 24

Children of Raul & Maria de los Angeles Ramirez

(photgrapher - Mike)

Angeles posing her children

Blessing of Marriage: Jose Luis & Elizabeth Magana, June 24

Padrinos: Carlos & Silvi Delgado

Corpus Christi Procession

Mark with cross, Fr. Wilson Gonzalez

Alex Tapia with accordion

Lonnie & Melanie

Tom, Yesica, Leo, Delgadina

Ryan & other Steubenville students; Miguel with daughter


Family Retreat with Fr. Wilson Gonzalez, June 20-22

Wedding of Ariana & Baldemar, June 21

Silvina preparing her grandson Baldemar

Baldemar with brother & in-laws

Ariana & parents, Jose & Silvina Perez

Exchange of Vows

Exchange of Rings

Jose & Rocelia Fregoso (Padrinos) signing civil documents

children Christian & Nayeli - First Communion; sleepy Baldemar - Presentation

Shrine of Our Lady, June 21

Blessing of Dads, June 14, 5 pm Mass

Mark, Matt, Gene, Tom, Dean

Juan, Michael, Dennis, Ralph, Al

9:30 Mass, June 15: Milo, Jack, Austin, Michael, Joe, Felipe, Steve, Jose

Todd, John, Dwight, James, Luke

Glen, Jake, Leonard, Bryan

Noon Mass: Rigoberto, Gerardo, Jose

Miguel, Martin, Benito

Adan, Salvador

Miguel, Armando, Gerardo

Baptisms, June, 14: Edgar with parents, Eduardo & Maria Magdalena Calvillo

Anointing with Sacred Chrism: Mia Melanie

Nicole with parents Maria Concepcion & Jose Miguel

Ramiro receiving lighted candle

with lighted candles: Ricardo, Gabriela, Alberto,

Blessing of moms: Maria Concepcion

Blessing of dads: Jose Miguel, Manuel, Eduardo, Ricardo

L-R: Ricardo & Gabriela Estrada (Godparents); Edgar, Maria Magdalena & Eduardo Cavillo (Parents)

Luis Alberto & Veronica Torres (padrinos), Samantha, Sandra & Ricardo Torres (parents)

Ramiro & Adelina Padilla (padrinos), Nicole, Maria Concepcion & Jose Miguel Fraga

Martin & Carmen Vazquez (padrinos), Manuel Herrera w/ daughter Mia Melanie, Amparo (mom)

XV of Rocio Viridiana, June 14: Chambelanes

Rocio during penitential rite

Offering of flowers at altar of Our Lady of the Valley

with parents, Faustino & Leticia Alonso

Padrinos, Renato & Flora Cayetano

Future Quinceaneras

Chambelanes (escorts)

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


Pictures from Previous Months:

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