On Easter Sunday, Tony takes holy communion for the first time, with his friends Bones, Horse, the Vitamin Kid and Lloyd. In a comic moment, the host (the transformed piece of bread) sticks to the roof of Bones's mouth. As Tony receives and swallows his piece, he assumes he will now receive answers to all his religious questions. But God does not answer him. There is only silence.
For Tony, this immensely disappointing episode is another stage in his loss of childhood innocence. He is painfully learning that the ultimate questions about life are not so easily answered. He has a long road ahead of him to discover the answers for himself.