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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…

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…

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…

Mass on August 5

All are welcome to attend Holy Mass to celebrate Dominik’s birthday on August 5, 2019. The celebrant will be Rev. Joseph Cwik, a newly ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Washington. The outdoor 10:30A.M. Mass will take place at the gravesite in Section 24 at Gate of Heaven cemetery. “The seed of eternity existing in…

Amado Espiritu Santo

Dear Holy Spirit! The beautiful Holy Spirit prayer written by Msgr. John Brady after Dominik’s funeral is now available in Spanish. Download Amada Espiritu Santo HERE Read how Msgr. Brady was inspired to write the prayer after his experience at the funeral Mass. Since then, the Petteys have received many requests for the prayer cards,…