St Mary of the Valley

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

October 2013

Children's Festival (Festival de Niņos)

October 31

Rebuilt Implementation Team (Chartering Meeting, October 29)

L-R: Monica, Carlos, Enrique, Martha, Fr B, Ken, Andrea, Schana, Matt, Karen, Georgene, Justin, Elaine (not shown: Karen & Sandro), Picture by Sr. Barbara

Wedding of Santiago Mata & Rosario Jimenez, Oct 19

(exchange of rings)

Lazo (chord) that represents yoke that unites them to Jesus and to each other

with parents Juvenal & Rosa Jimenez

Baptism of Damien, Oct 19

L-R: Alejandra (mom), Julio Garcia (dad), Damien, Cosme & Evelia Cardoza (padrinos)

blessing of father

St. Mary of the Valley Young Adults

(Oct 19 dinner and movie in parish hall) - photo by Sr. Barbara

(with Sr. Barbara)

Presentation on "Science, God and Creation" by Karlo Broussard, Oct 15

Series from Magis Center for Faith and Reason will continue on 3rd Tuesdays of each month (sponsored by SMV Men's Group)

Papal Blessing for SMV Centennial

Placing Papal Blessing in Hall, Oct 13

MiaGrace with uncle, Tony, and parents, Luis Miguel & Abby

Papal Blessing in background

Carne Asada Lunch prepared by Knights of Columbus, Oct 13

Worthy Knight Oscar bring tacos & soft drinks

Worthy Knight Leo serving

in background: Knights Ralph, Gerardo, Harry & Jose

Sandro, Enrique, Martha, Carlos, Trini, Arturo with children

Jo Ann, Rosario, Manuel

Jesus, Yolanda & children

Carlos, Monica & children

Selmia, Giselle, Maria, Monica, Erika with niece, dad, abuelita Martha

Enrique & Eli

Memorial Plaques of Donors to Kitchen/Hall Renovation

List of Donors

Donors of Kitchen Appliances

Baptism of Juliana & MiaGrace, Oct 12

L-R: Juliana, Martha & Tomas (padrinos), Xenia (mom), Matthew

with grandparents

Rosa, Abby, L. Miguel, Oscar, Maria, Fr B w/ Mia Grace, Martha, Julind, Matthew, Xenia

Mia Grace & Julind with sister, Carla, and primos (cousins)

Baptism of Katherine

L-R: Jose Alfredo & Lucia Resendiz (padrinos); Maribel (mom), Jesus Garcia (dad)

Anointing of Katherine with Oil of Catechumens with Jesus Garcia (dad), Roxana (mom)

Baptism of Christian & Dylan

L-R: Dylan with Marlene (madrina), Antonio (padrino), Nayeli (madrina of Christian), Christian, Jorge & Roxana Navarette (parents)

Dylan, Jorge Navarette, Fr B, Christian

Archery Club, first session, Oct 12

Shrine of Our Lady, Oct 11

Golden Anniversary Blessing for Sonny & Susan Derifield, 9:30 am Mass, Oct 6

Sonny & Susan were married 50 years ago in St. Mary of the Valley Church - theirs is the earliest marriage in SMV who are still parishioners of our parish

Surprise Birthday Party for Leo Moore, after 5 pm Mass, Oct 5

with son, Michael, & Yolanda

Leo thanking guests

prayer for Leo

Susan, Diana, Michael & Hannah

John & Nattie

Alane with Addison & Aedan

Sister Barbara also honored

She shares her birthday with Leo, but 9 years later

Archery Class, October 5, Rick & Oscar

(sponsored by SMV Knights of Columbus)

Lisa leading exercises

(this the second group on Saturday morning)

old man trying exercises

Rick showing boys how to hold bow


Rick giving presentation to parents

New Playground Equipment

Donated by ___ and installed by Gary (grandfather) and Jason (dad) - with children Cassidy, Charlotte & Tate

Feast of St. Francis, Oct 4: Blessing of Pets

with Elaine Somers - blessing of her puppy

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Oct 3

Marriage, Oct 3

L-R: Cheryl, Cecile, Fr B, Stephen, Dennis

Blessing of Marker for Maria Esther

Rodrigo, Jose Luis, Ana & Jazmin

Orientation for Parents by Tania, Oct 3

Religious Ed, 2nd grade

2nd grade





RCIA Candidates, Oct 2, Virginia





Pilgrimage to Molokai

(November 4-8, 2013)

Pictures from Previous Months:

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