Annual Detroit Bishop's Dinner

Please Join our Host Archbishop Allen H Vigneron for the
59th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner

Thursday, October 19, 2017

4:30 PM Liturgy

Continuing a 59-year tradition, the 2017 Detroit Bishop’s Dinner will be Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Somerset Inn in Troy.

Mass precedes the dinner, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Christ Our Light Parish in Troy.

The Mass and dinner are hosted by His Excellency, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron.

We look forward to seeing you on October 19!

Bring a friend! 

Following Mass, guests enjoy a reception and sumptuous plated dinner. The evening’s program includes awards presented to honorees who exemplify the Guest House mission and today’s involved Catholic. The highlight of the evening is a Guest House alumnus speaker whose story always succeeds in inspiring all those present.

Attended by over 350 guests annually, this signature event includes dignitaries, influential business leaders, church leadership and key benefactors.

Funds raised by the Detroit Bishop’s Dinner help support programs, treatment and scholarships for Catholic clergy and men and women religious seeking recovery at Guest House.

59th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner Event Details & Registration

Thursday, October 19, 2017 


Hosted by Archbishop of Detroit Allen H. Vigneron, this signature evening of fellowship and inspiration starts with 4:30 p.m. Mass at Christ Our Light Parish in Troy. A reception and dinner follow at Somerset Inn in Troy. This year, we are honoring Reverend Monsignor Charles Kosanke, Reverend Timothy F. Babcock and Mrs. Cecilia J. Lakin for their dedication to the Catholic Church and to the ministry of Guest House. A presentation by Reverend Edward Zaorski will highlight how he has helped clergy and religious in recovery to rediscover their vocation and Church life. His sharing will remind us all how we can be a part of someone’s journey to wellness.

Rev. Msgr. Kosanke will receive The Edmund Cardinal Szoka Sensus Ecclesiae Leadership Award, presented to leaders who, like Cardinal Szoka, exemplify a profound sense of communion with the Holy Father and the Church’s magisterium and exercise it on behalf of clergy, religious and those in recovery. The Bishop Kevin M. Britt Award will be presented to Rev. Babcock; this honor is awarded to an organization or individual who has demonstrated support to Guest House’s compassionate program of care for addicted clergy and religious. Mrs. Lakin will be honored with The Sister Leticia Close, BVM, Award, presented in recognition of a woman whose life’s work exemplifies advocacy for compassionate understanding and care of individuals suffering from dependencies, such as alcoholism or drug addiction.

Event Schedule:
4:30 PM Mass
Christ Our Light Parish
3077 Glouchester Drive
Troy, Michigan 48084

5:30 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – Dinner
Somerset Inn
2601 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, Michigan 48084

Suggested Offerings:
$2,500 Table Sponsor – 10 Tickets
$1,000 Valet Sponsor – 2 Tickets
$800 Coat Check Sponsor – 2 Tickets

$300 per Couple
$175 per Person

Please RSVP by September 25, 2017

Complimentary Valet Parking ~ Business Attire


Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Contact Erika Walker at or 248-393-8933.

Funds raised by the Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner support the healing ministry of Guest House. We rely on philanthropy from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations to carry out our ministry.