St Mary of the Valley

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

October 2015

Weekend Retreat, Oct 24, Fr. Valencia giving conference

Rosie Cotton with her best friend, Oct 23

Rosie Cotton, Oct 23

arrival, Oct 22

Dinner for Feast of St. John Paul II (Oct 22)

Polish Dinner, Oct 17

New Light Post, Oct 20

Hole for new post


Guy, Vance & Zac (workers from Milne Electric)

Changing parking lot lamps

Staff Lunch (El Lago)

At Mary Bloom Center, Puno, Peru (Oct 1 - 18)

View from corner of Tacna & Carabaya

Dental Office, Mary Bloom Center, Orphanage, Church of Immaculate Conception, Andina University

School for Parents, Oct 16

Prizes for All Saints Bingo, Oct 15

First Place Winners

Second Place





double prize - see Matt 20:16

Alicia & Alejandro

Veronica Yesica

Marisol & her mom

Felipe & Maria's completed home

Visit to school in Cojata district, October 14

After Mass at Girls' Orphanage, Oct 13

(where I am staying during visit to Puno)

Visit to Floating Islands, Octt 11

with Bob Lindenau children

Lisbet, Veronica, Deivis

Mary Bloom Center Retreat, Oct 10-11

prayer on way to Mass

with children on shore of Lake Titicaca

Mass at Benedictine Monastery, Chucuito

Grace before breakfast

Jesus explaining group´s poster

Aspects of Prayer: Conversation, Gratitude, Petition

Commitments in relation to God, Neighbor and Oneself

Jade explaining her group's poster

Luis Felipe, Dayana, Irma

Group at conclusion of retreat

L-R: Luz, Augustina, Pilar, Gerardo, Clemente, Luz Marina, Gloria, Jade, Iris, Adriana, Padre Felipe, Etna, Janine, Danitza, Dina, Irma, Jesus

Visiting family on outskirts of Puno, Oct 8

Luz & Graciela carry bread, eggs and condensed milk

Arriving at home

L-R: Josira Maicela, Xiomara Mayori, Rubi Yoselin, Marisol Pamela & Bryan Abel

Bryan Abel & Marisol Pamela participate in the Bob Lindenau Tutoring Program

Luz with Bryan Abel

with older sister, Hermelinda

their mom had not yet returned from her work pushing an ice cream cart

Presentation for Parents of Bob Lindenau Children, October 7

Demonstration of How to Bless Child

Concluding Prayer

Ana Quezada with Nursing Certificate, Oct 5

with parents, Emma and Fidel

and Luz

new home awaiting roof

with Fr. Percy (new pastor of Huancané and Fr. Valencia, Oct 4

with Obst. Luz Marron in front of statue of Our Lady of Rosary

Prayer for healing after Mass

Procession around main square

Bob Lindenau boys with new clothes, Oct 3: Martin, Jonatan, Francis, Rufo

(clothes donated fit only a few of the boys)

Youngest girls with apron dresses made by Lynn (SMV parishioner): Veronica, Camila, Roxi, Natali, Veronica, Yanet,

Middle girls: Sara, Yaquelin, Deisy, Elida, Guadalupe

5th, 6th, 7th grade girls: Guadalupe, Rut, Angi, Saraid, Marleni, Alicia, Mardeli

Faith Wristbands

Saints Bingo - Fran showing saint drawn to Rut

Tutors, Frang & Daralyn cleaning up after lunch


Pictures from Previous Months:

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

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