Religion Briefs

Pagosa catholic church to host Super Bowl party

Pope John Paul II Catholic Church, 353 S. Pagosa Blvd. in Pagosa Springs, will host a Super Bowl party Feb. 3.

Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with Life Teen Mass, and the Super Bowl party will begin at 4 p.m. Many activities are planned, including three football pools. The game will be viewed on a 90-inch screen.

Tickets are $5, and include one hot dog and a beverage. Stadium-style snacks will be available. The menu will include bratwurst, hot dogs, chili, chips, drinks and homemade baked goods. The Rev. Don Malin will host a halftime show.

For reservations, call 731-5744 or visit the church.

Obama, Biden attend multifaith service

WASHINGTON – Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh clergy prayed for President Barack Obama’s second term in an inaugural service at Washington National Cathedral.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sat in the front pew Tuesday as prayers were said in English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew.

Kathryn Lohre, president of the National Council of Churches, asked God to “grant them wisdom to discern your will and to consider your Word among the counsel they receive.”

The Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., praised Obama’s rhetorical skills – saying, “You should have been a preacher” – and urged the president to bring a divided nation together.

Earlier this month, the cathedral said it would begin hosting same-sex weddings.

Herald Staff and Associated Press