Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church to celebrate 10th anniversary of P3

On Wednesday, November 8, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the P3 (prayer, penance and pub) program at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Bishop Burbidge will offer opening remarks and attend a Q&A session.

The P3 program offers opportunities for prayer and socialization to Catholic young adults.

Notable totals (since P3 began in November 2013):

  • P3 sessions and meditations: 500
  • Adoration: 750 hours of Exposition and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
  • Confessions:
    • 750 hours during which Confessions were available
    • 1,500 hours offered by priests in the confessional
    • 50 Confessions heard per week
    • 25,000 Confessions heard in 10 years
  • Total attendance:
    • 70 per week
    • 35,000 in 10 years


Several couples have met at P3 and are now married-the exact number of marriages is unknown.

10th anniversary celebration of P3

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
3304 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

Media interested in attending the celebration should contact Mary Shaffrey, director of media relations, atmary.shaffrey@arlingtondiocese.orgor 703-841-2517.