Well, we just wrapped up Danny's First Communion yesterday and all went well. The only problem that we faced was our ongoing inability to remember the new church responses.
Joe and I kept inadvertently drawing attention to our sketchy mass attendance record with our use of "and also with you," instead of the newer "and with your spirit." When it came time to head for Communion, I was suddenly overcome with a feeling of terror and questioned Joe:
The response for THAT is still 'amen'...RIGHT??
Joe just shrugged his shoulders.
Big help, that guy.
Joe and I secretly hope that by each of our fathers' attending seminary school, we will somehow secure a slightly cooler spot in the fiery hereafter.
I did promise Father Frank I'd start trying to go to mass a little more often. As Dan pointed out, "I've got the suit mom. Now we can go to mass every Sunday."
Quite the optimist, that Daniel.