LAKE ORION, Michigan – Guest House, the world’s first and most successful residential treatment and recovery provider for Catholic clergy and religious, is bringing the October 24 Detroit Bishop’s Dinner to Henry Ford’s Lovett Hall beginning with Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s 4:30 p.m. Mass at Dearborn’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by his excellency’s dinner and afterglow.

“The Bishop’s Dinner has been our signature event for more than six decades, drawing stars from Bob Hope to TV host Mike Douglas to the heads of the Big Three,’’ said Karen Murphy, Guest House director of development. “The excitement is building because this enchanted evening honors Loretta Nagle Ryan and Father Edward Prus. When you see Lovett Hall’s grand staircase, it’s like going back in time with Henry Ford, reliving his dance parties with some of the greatest historic figures of the 20th century.’’

Guest House serves the global Catholic Church with clients and supporters from around the world.

“The Bishop’s Dinner is a major event that sells out quickly,’’ said Bob Babinski, chairman of the Bishop’s Dinner Committee. “Archbishop Vigneron always shows us why the Bishop’s Dinner has long been considered one of Southeast Michigan’s ‘must attend’ traditions.’’

Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford (1863-1947) built Lovett Hall in 1937 as a grand ballroom for public dances as well as educational facilities, about a decade after establishing the nearby Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village as a tribute to his hero Thomas Edison and the other pioneers of innovation who transformed the Industrial Age.

The annual event begins with the Bishop’s 4:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22430 Michigan Ave., Dearborn followed by the 5:30 p.m. reception at the nearby Lovett Hall Ballroom with dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m. The master of ceremonies is WJR host and leader Jack Krasula. For ticket information, please call (248) 393-8974.

Guest House saves lives and vocations, specializing in comprehensive addiction services for Catholic clergy and religious including priests, deacons, brothers, sisters and seminarians. Based at the beautiful and historic William E. Scripps Estate in Lake Orion, Michigan since Pentecost 1956, the Catholic nonprofit offers care, education and research to Catholic clergy and religious throughout the world without regard to ability to pay.


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