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.
“Thrilled to have an admin again who will love all that DC has to offer — starting with sesame bagels!! Come back anytime @JoeBiden,” the post said.
Catholicism has been an integral part of Biden’s life, who has been a regular at Mass since childhood and attended Catholic schools. He married his late first wife, Neilia, in a Catholic church and peppers his political speech with quotes from Scripture, Catholic hymns and references to the nuns and priests he learned from in school.
He frequented Holy Trinity during his time as vice president to former President Barack Obama. The church — the oldest Catholic church in Washington, according to Holy Trinity — was also regularly attended by the first US Catholic president, John F. Kennedy.
This story has been updated with additional details of the President’s Sunday outing.
CNN’s Allie Malloy, Michael Warren, Jason Hoffman and Nicky Robertson contributed to this report.