St Mary of the Valley

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

January 2014

Major Robert Lindenau Tutoring Program, January 30

Mass with Vincentian Daughters of Charity, Puno, Jan 31 (Feast of St. John Bosco)

Sisters, L-R: Sor Nancy (pastoral care in Pomata), Sor Selmia (nurse at hospital in Chaclacayo), Sor Andrea (nutitionist, Puno), Sor Liz (preparing for vows in Puno), Sor Maria (superior in Puno)

Welcome by children of Major Robert Lindenau Tutoring Program (Mary Bloom Center, Puno) Jan 30

January 28 with Vincentian priest, Padre Arturo

with Sor Miguelina, superior of the Vincentian Daughters of Charity in Peru

Vincentian Postulants

Shrine of St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose

Visit with Francisco and his mom, Francisca

showing diplomas he received from technical school

Obst. Luz Marron who has helped Francisco since his infancy (thanks to support of Mary Bloom Center donors)

350 hours of classes with four subjects listed

Other 350 hours

Third set: 300 hours

Diploma received on December 18, 2013

Set of certificates and diploma

Baptisms, January 25:

Osvaldo Rodríguez-García
Padres: Sergio Rodríguez & Ana García
Padrinos: Brian Rodríguez & Socorro García

Ezra Said Llamas
Padres: Luis Llamas & Jassivi Meza
Padrinos: Manahim Meza & Heidi Hernández

Cristhan Emanuel Alonso Medina
Padres: Pedro Alonso & Jeymee Medina
Padrinos: Orlando & Lucia Alonso

XV of Dianna Cevilla
Parents: Pedro y Paulina Cevilla
1st Reading & Peticiones: Rocelia Fregoso
Padrinos de Honor & Gifts: Antonio y Brenda García
Sisters: Araceli, Melissa & Daisy
Grandmas: Lucia Cevilla & Teodora Hernandez

March for Life, January 22, with Holy Family Principal Michael Bacigalupi

photo by Dominic Parmentier

Enrollment in Catechumenate & Sacrament of Confirmation, January 19

Receiving names of candidates

Signing of senses

Signing forehead with cross: "It is Christ himself who now strengthens you with this sign of his love. Learn to know him and follow him>

Enrolling names


Cross on hearts "that Christ may dwell their by faith"

Feet "that you may walk in the way of Christ"

Enrolling names

Partial list of candidates: Christine, Joey, Candice, Kyleigh, Lara, Brenda (Catechumens; Hannah Jean, Damiano Agustin, Mary Elizabeth, Michael Robert, Maya Rose, Maria, Oliva, Iris Vanessa, Andrea, Stephanie, Cecilia, Cynthia, Ivan, Uriel, Maricsa, Antonia, Janette, Laura, Gloria, Selene, Oscar, Krystal, Aminely, A. Uribe, Julian, Maria Guadalupe, Damien, Victor, Diana, , Maria, Hernan (Candidates for Confirmation)

Welcoming Summit, January 15

Presentations from Rebuilt Implementation Team

Fr. B, Andrea, Matt, Ranelle, Schana

Justin, Jorge, Martha, Enrique, Ken (team leader)

Jack, Frank, Joey, Kyleigh, Candice

Ranelle, Andrea, Austin, Matt, Tricia, Cathy

Schana, Jan, Ranelle, Sharon

Rosa, Jose, Enrique, Martha, Eulogio, Jose

Martin, Jorge

Ana, Miguel, P. Bloom, Anita, Tania, Gerardo, Cathy, Hector

Evelynne, Yoli, Ken, Carolyn, Schana, Rose, Pat, Jan, Ranelle

Sharon, Andrea, Austin, Matt, Justin, Tricia

Joey, Kyleigh, Candice, Lara, Traci

Baptism of Eva & Kyra, January 11 (after 5 pm Mass)

(Eva & Kyra putting on robes for baptism by immersion)

Eva entering baptism pool

Duwayne & Carolynn Brave (proxies for godparents, Joel & Janelle Eshelman)

Kyra being immersed

Receiving Light of Christ

Blessing dad (Willy Bufanda)

Blessing for Duwayne & Carolynn

with grandparents

Reception in hall, Jessica (mom) serving cake

Cathy & Tom

Baptism of Rebeka & Ruby (11 am)

Anointing Ruby with Oil of Catechumens

Baptism of Ruby

Lighted Candle for Rebeka

L-R: Juan & Asuani Daza (padrinos of Rebeka Judie), Maria & Antelmo Miranda (parents); Reyna & Javier Gutierrez (padrinos of Ariadna Ruby)

Visit of Bishop Liam Cary, Jan 4-5: Epiphany Sunday

with servers before Mass

Diana, Daniel, Mary Gail

blessing before Children's Liturgy of the Word

Reverencing Gospel Book

Reception of Sophia Isabel

L-R: Jorge & Fatima (godparents), Adan & Monica (parents)

Mary Undoer of Knots

Wedding of Jesus & Arisbeth, January 4

Baptism of Aveanna Victoria, Jan 4

L-R: Jose Perez, Priscilla, Stacy, Christopher, Selmia, Jesus

with padrinos

abuelitos (Stacy's parents)

abuelitos (Chris' parents)

tios (uncles & aunts)

Baptism of Sophia Isabella (blessing of dad - Adan), Jan 5

padrinos Jorge & Fatima

parents Adan & Monica

abuelitos (grandparents)

tios (uncles & aunts)



Pictures from Previous Months:

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