Lake Orion, MI – July 2017 – Continuing a tradition 59 years in the making, Guest House announces the Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner will take place 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. According to Molly Feely, Development Officer and Manager of Special Events, “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.

Tickets are $175 per person, $300 per couple or $2,500 for a table sponsorship (ten tickets). Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

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.

Visit for event details, or call 248-393-8903 to make a reservation. For more information please contact Erika Walker at or 248-393-8903. Funds raised by the Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner support the healing ministry of Guest House.

Guest House, Inc., included in the Official Catholic Directory, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, licensed and CARF accredited health care provider and specializes in addiction treatment for Catholic clergy and religious, since 1956. It is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of 17 individuals including lay people and religious from throughout the United States.

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