St Mary of the Valley

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

current month pictures

September 2016

Sept 25: new statue of St. Joseph

Knights leading prayer for St. Joseph's intercession, 5 pm

9:30 am

11:15 am

Blessing of Catechists, 9:30 am


Baptisms, Sept 24


Lighted Candle

Blessing of moms


Mateo, Parents: Rosa & Flavio Flores, Padrinos: Heriberto & Mayra Quezada, witness: Miguel Angel Lopez

Cindy, parents: Ana & Alvaro Gutierrez; Padrinos: Flavo & Rosa Flores

Martin, Parents: Jesus & Maria del Rosario Lopez; Padrinos: Juan Ramon & Georgina Carrillo

Alexa, Parents: Israel & Rocio Candido; Padrinos: Lazaro & Korina Torres

XV of Nayeli, Sep 24 (damitas)

Nayeli with prents Tomas & Francisca Cordova

Brother, Eric & Sister, Damaris

Padrinos Arturo & Marina Margarito



Wedding of Luis & Laura, Sep 24

Tio, here comes the love of your life

Luis Miguel Castellon & Laura Yesenia Ramos

Exchange of arras (coins)

Bride's parents: Paulino & Trinidad


First Communion of Alex, Jaime Martinez (padrino), Fidel & Marta Osorio (parents), Sep 24

First Communion of Maria Alonso with son Edgar Mendez, nuera & nieto, Sep 25

Presentation of Sofia

Augustin & Clarisse w/ daughter Maelys

Birthday cards & mobile

Staff Retreat, Sept 22, Turning Point

Leigh Stringfellow (facilitator) with Rosie Cotton

Ozanam Orientation for St. Vincent de Paul members, Sept 17

Marriage of Bernardino & Aurelia, Sep 17

with sons: Mariano, Abel, Yordy

dad & sister of bride

Baptism of David

Jose, Lorena (parents), Fr B w/ unhappy David, Patricia, Jesus (padrinos)

Marriage of Scott & Rebeca, Sept 14

XV of Maritza, Sept 10 by Fr. Richard Gallagher

Painting Classrooms, Sept 10

Zumbathon, Sept 10 Fundraiser for Cena Show charities

Before 9:30 Mass, Our Lady of Mountain, Ashland, OR, Sept 11

L-R: Deacon Ricardo Cervantes, Fr. Maro Escano, Blair, James, John, Fr Phil Bloom, Fr. Jim Coleman

with Bishop Liam Cary, Tumalo Falls near Bend, OR, Sept 5

Baptisms, Sept 3

Anointing of Andres

Blessing of Dads, Fernando & Luis

Blessing of Godparents, Maria & Juan Martinez; Cosme & Mari Sandoval


Luis & Cintia Huerta, Andres, Cosme & Maria Sandoval

Juan & Maria Martinez, Fernando Jr, Fernando & Leticia Pacheco

XV of Valentina

Guadalupe & Luis (siblings), Ingrid (mom), Luis Alvarado (dad)

Cris & Erika (padrinos)



Pictures from Previous Months:

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

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