56th Annual Men’s Alumni Reunion August 27-30, 2018

Annual Men’s Alumni Reunion
“Embracing Our Recovery Journey With One Another”
August 27-30, 2018
Holy Cross Retreat Center
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Rev. Charles Kohlerman, CSC
studied theology at Holy Cross College, Washington, DC, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1963 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame. Over the course of many years, he has experienced several assignments, including his most recent as the Religious Superior of Our Lady of Fatima House, a religious house for independent living for the brothers and priests of the United States Province of Holy Cross. He is aware that his work leading retreats and parish missions, counseling God’s children, and walking with his religious brothers in their struggles, their illnesses and even their death is because of God’s mercy, forgiveness and direction, received through his own recovery.


Robert Martin
retired in 2007 from Guest House, where he served as a counselor, clinical supervisor and director of education. He has led many seminars, workshops and retreats across the country and internationally. In recovery for over forty-one years, he edits and publishes a daily message for recovering persons at recoverythought.livejournal.com.

Men’s Alumni Retreat Event Details & Registration


Dates: August 27, 2018 @ 4:00 PM – August 30 @ 9:00 AM

Organizer: Colleen Richards, crichards@guesthouse.org, 800-626-6910, ext. 1207
Fee: $275 – includes all presentations, three nights lodging at the retreat center and meals – please register by August 13
Venue: Holy Cross Retreat Center
2707 US-35, La Porte, Indiana 46350 United States+ Google Map
[Easy access from Interstate 94 and Interstate 80 – nearest airports are Southbend Regional Airport (SBN) at 32 miles away and Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) at 39 miles away.]

The Holy Cross Retreat Center offers a peaceful and serene setting with two small lakes and an outdoor pool. The grounds are ideal for walking or relaxing and include a tennis and basketball court. The rooms are spacious and contemporary with private baths and internet access.


Monday, August 27
4:00 p.m.  Registration
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:00 p.m.  Welcome & Introduction
7:30 p.m.  Presentation & Discussion
8:30 p.m.  Night Prayer

Tuesday, August 28
8:00 a.m.  Breakfast
9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
9:15 a.m.  Presentation & Discussion
11:15 a.m. Memorial Liturgy for Guest House Alumni (chapel)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.  Free Time
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:00 p.m.  Presentation & Discussion
8:30 p.m.  AA Meeting followed by Night Prayer

Wednesday August 29
8:00 a.m.  Breakfast
9:00 a.m.  Morning Prayer
9:15 a.m.  Presentation & Discussion
11:15 a.m. Mass & Anointing of the Sick (chapel)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m  Free Time
6:00 p.m. Cookout
8:00 p.m. Reminiscing & Reflection

Thursday, August 30
8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Departure

Unlike our other alumni programs, the reunion program will end Wednesday evening; however, the registration fee does include overnight accommodations for Wednesday evening, followed by breakfast Thursday morning.


Questions? Contact Colleen Richards at 248-393-8994 or crichards@guesthouse.org.