Finnegan completed two rites of passage in the Catholic Church last week. He received his first communion and was confirmed. His sponsor was my long-time friend since 1989, Helen Brocker. Jennifer, Finn's mother, two of his friends from school and I attended to watch this go down. The entire mass was combined with an Easter Vigil and a few baptisms as well. It lasted over 2.5 hours. I neither made the baptismal font boil nor attracted lightning from the clear, cold sky.