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Dominik’s Birthday Mass 2021

All are welcome to attend this year’s Holy Mass to celebrate Dominik’s birthday on August 5, 2021. The celebrant will be Father Bill Garrot, O.P. The outdoor 4:00 P.M. Mass will take place at the gravesite in Section 24 at Gate of Heaven cemetery. “Today, thinking of so many brothers and sisters who have passed…

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 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…

Hockey boy

“Dom Pettey lives in our hearts and will always be the beloved #11 Hockey Boy of Gonzaga.” -Rosemary Joaquin   Rosemary Joaquin grew up in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Georgetown Visitation. Rosemary knew the Pettey family from Visitation and from Visitation’s first girl’s hockey team in 2013-14 where Dom’s sister, Veronika led…

At the foot of Croagh Patrick

The Petteys recently made their first visit to Ireland. After the traditional pilgrim’s hike up Croagh Patrick, they stopped into Campbell’s at the foot of the mountain. There was Dominik’s funeral card pinned to the rafters. Sláinte!

Big old boxes

Dominik happily took this video of his friends “boxing” at school and posted it on social media. For those who never experienced his sense of humor in person, his laugh says it all. “It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.”…