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All Saints Day 2020

The Petteys are so grateful to all who gathered at Gate of Heaven Cemetery for All Saints Day Mass in remembrance of Dominik. All Saints Day Mass from Our Lady’s chapel at Gonzaga College High School was also celebrated in remembrance of Dominik and other beloved members of the Gonzaga community. You can watch the…

Watch the Mass online

Thanks to all who joined the Petteys for Dominik’s 23rd birthday Mass last Wednesday. Special thanks to Fr. Kurzawinski for celebrating. For Dominik’s friends who were away or unable to come, you can watch the Mass online HERE. “It is not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go…

Mass for Dominik’s birthday

All are welcome to attend this year’s Holy Mass to celebrate Dominik’s birthday on August 5, 2020. The celebrant will be Rev. Zygmunt Kurzawinski, a priest for the Archdiocese of Washington. The outdoor 4:00 P.M. Mass will take place at the gravesite in Section 24 at Gate of Heaven cemetery. “A Christian must be joyful,…

In the top drawer of his nightstand

Dominik kept this small Stations of the Cross booklet in the top drawer of his nightstand. During Lent, the Petteys tried to pray the stations together on Fridays. “Whenever we could not go to stations at the parish, we would use ‘Dominik’s Stations of the Cross’ booklet,” says Dominik’s mother. “I know he’d pray it…

“I’m ok, don’t worry…”

Five years ago, Dr. G told the Petteys about this experience on Nov. 5, 2014 after Dominik died. Yesterday, he sent this written account. The email came in at 11:11PM. Dear Patrick, Magda, Nicholas and Veronika, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and that 2020 will be filled with…

In thanksgiving

The Petteys are deeply grateful to everyone who joined them this month in remembering Dominik on the 5th anniversary of his passing. Thanks to all who came to pray at the anniversary Mass and made visits to the cemetery. Thanks to the Gonzaga College High School Hockey community for the annual Purple White game, and…

Five Years

November 1, 2019 marks five years since Dominik passed…. The Pettey family and friends will be gathering for the following events to remember Dominik, pray for his soul and ask him to pray for them. Friday, November 1: An outdoor 8:30 A.M. Mass will take place at the gravesite in Section 24 at Gate of…

Prayer for true happiness

Our hope for Dominik. Dominik’s hope for himself. The hope of Easter! In late 2018, the Petteys found this paper Dominik wrote for religion class at Gonzaga. This is the original assignment, including the image he picked out himself to accompany his prayer.