St Mary of the Valley

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

May 2018

Pakistan doll for auction

Sister Barbara mementos

Baptisms, May 12

blessing of parents & godparents at conclusion

anointing with oil of catechumens


anointing with sacred chrism

Presentation for Families and Students, May 6

in background slide about Sister Barbara Scholarship

Mostafa presenting gift

Artist Maria Casey

April 2018

Dedication Living Memorial to Fr. Narciso Valencia, April 24

Visit of SMV Knights of Columbus to Seminarian Val park at Mt. Angel Seminary

Confirmation by Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, April 22

Triduum: March 29 - April 1

March 2018

XV Blessing for Stefani, March 10

February 2018

Sister Barbara's Funeral (pictures by Christian Carbajal)

Wedding of Placido & Ines - with Fr. Armando (Feb 14)

Children Fatima & Brayan

January 2018


Baptism of Andre, January 13

And first Communion of Karime

L-R: Benito, Ana, Fr. B w/Andre, Miguel, Karime, Betty (madrina of Karime), Maria

Wedding (convalidation) of Efren & Blanca with baptism of their son Ivan, Jan 13

Arrival of Magi

Marking door in honor of Magi, Jan 10 (First Sacraments Class)

Double Star Council Award, January 7

L-R: Knights Miguel, Mitchell, Dwight, Doug, Harry, Grand Knight Michael, Frank, Henry, Kim Washburn (State Treasurer for Knights of Columbus), Fr B, Joel, Past Grand Knight Oscar (with award), John, Jose, Steve, Thomas, Dale, Dwight, John, Bill, Mark

Keep Christ in Christmas Posters


Sister Barbara at Memory Unity of Brookdale, Jan 10

New Year's Day with Sister Barbara & Rosie Cotton

New Year's Eve at Brookdale


(Regarding access to previous month pictures contact Fr. Bloom at SMV parish website)

2015 Peru Mission Trip

Blessing the New Home of Felipe & Maria

with gratitude to Mary Bloom Center donors