St Mary of the Valley

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

August 2015

Parish Picnic, Aug 30

Harriet, Elizabeth, Theresa, Sharon

Grand Knight Oscar, Dwight

STanlynne, Rasamy

Nicolasa & family

Esmeralda & children

Shari, Kari, Leo

Benito & children

Edna, Jaylen, Maria

Jorge, Uriel, Rosario, John

Sr. B, Melani, Lauren, Dwight

Martha, Mia, Samantha, Amy

Jaylen, Sr. B

Markie, Leo, Hannah, Julie, Giselle, Andrew

Arianna, Michael

Edna & Glen

Wedding, Aug 29

XV, Aug 29

Baptism, August 22


Blessing of dads

Blessing of godparents (padrinos)

L-R: Juan Manuel y Elizabeth Gonzalez (parents), Alexandra w/ Fr. B, Maria Teresa y Gildardo Torres (padrinos)

L-R: Adrian Gasca & Candelaria (padrinos); Aylin, Cecilia y Juan (parents)

L-R: Leonel & Rosa Isela Ventura (parents), Emily, Mario & Perla Garcia (padrinos)

L-R: David Martinez & Mayela (godparents), Sandra (mom), Jimena, Jose Delgadillo (dad)

L-R: Alejandro & Juana Zambrano (parents), Lea Denisse, Janeth & Miguel Cervantes (padrinos)

WYD2016 Garage Sale, Aug 21-23

Rosie Cotton, August 16

born August 11, 2015

Wedding of Eddie & Becca, Aug 15

Phil, Celine, Becca, Fr B, Eddie, Debra, Ed


Eric & Sarah

Personal statement after vows

Exchange of Rings

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

XV of Leslie, Aug 15

Wedding (Convalidation) of Alejandro & Yolanda Carmona, Aug 12

children: Sergio (oldest), Miguel (acolyte), Dario & Omar (youngest), Alejandro's mom

Padrinos: Felix & Ines Ortiz

Bloom Satushek Reunion, Aug 9, Camano

Front: Steve, Greg, Aileen, Melanie, Ed; Back: Louis, John, Mike, George, Phil, Paul & Bob

Deacon Patrick Sherrard, Aug 8-9

Blessing of couples with anniversaries

Ed, Lili, Celine & Phil, Teresa & Joe,

Ranelle, John, Daniel & Celina, Maria & Juan,

Shirley & Ed

Blessing with holy water

Enrique & Martha, Jorge & Fatima

Baptism, August 8

blessing of dads

Blessing of moms

Daniela w/ Aiden

Karina w/ Eliana & Genera w/ Aldo

Julio Cesar, Maria (madrina), Aldo Patricio, Fr. B holding Aldo Patricio

Joselyn (holding Fr. B hand), Kevin & Brianna; Marciano & Marisol Flores (parents - holding their children), Benjamin & Yesenia; Emmanuel & Aracely Flores, (Padrinos)

Philip & Lizbeth (padrinos w/ goddaughter Aylin); Alma & Jose (parents w/ sons)

Martin & Maria (padrinos), Evolet, Lorenza & Rosario (parents)

Omar & Jennifer (padrinos); Elianna, Karina & Jesus (parents)

Ricardo & Guadalupe (padrinos), Sophia w/ Fr B; Erica & Sergio Murguia (parents)

Baltazar & Salud (padrinos), Aiden w/ Fr B; William & Daniela (parents)

Wedding of Juan Ramon & Georgina, Aug 8

Explaining Lazo

with parents & children

Padrinos: Misael & Silvia Lopex

XV of Karen, Aug 8

with prents Jose & Concepcion Romo

Padrinos: Marco Antonio & Natividad Lopez


XV of Jennifer

Parents: Domingo & Rosalina Mendez

Padrinos Leon & Florinda Mendez


World Youth Day Food Sale, Aug 2

Priscilla, Christian

Mary Gail

Enjoying mangoes

Ana & Martha

Carolyn, Rachael, Rose

Steve, Isabel, Vilma, Cheryl, Melani, Larry, Mike, Fr B


Joey, Kyleigh, Candice, Madison, K's grandfather

Candice & Sr. B

Priscilla, Christian, Mary Gail, Hannah, Thomas

First Communion of Michael & Kevin

with godfathers, Mike & Gualupe

w/ Melani, Isabel & Vilma

XV of Lizbeth, August 1

Repaired & washed rectory fence

New Shed for Lawnmowers

Shrine of Our Lady, Aug 1


Pictures from Previous Months:

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