President Joe Biden attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, his first time attending Sunday Mass since taking his oath of office.
Biden is the second Catholic president in US history, and weekly Mass is expected to be a fixed part of his schedule. That’s a level of devotion to regular religious services not seen from recent presidents, who were professed Christians but intermittently attended church or worshipped privately while in office.
And while it’s unclear whether he will adopt a permanent parish in Washington during his term, Biden’s churchgoing will provide a window into how his spiritual side aligns with his politics.
Biden was inside Holy Trinity for at least 35 minutes and his grandchildren, Maisy and Finnegan, and his son, Hunter, accompanied the President to Sunday’s service. Asked how the service was, he replied, “Lovely.”
Biden’s motorcade then made a stop at Call Your Mother, a popular bagelry-deli in the area, to pick up an order. Call Your Mother retweeted a video of the motorcade on Sunday and called the visit a “GREAT Sunday surprise.”
You can catch the video of his departure below. No word if he signed up for parish envelopes or volunteered to be an usher.