Regional Days of Reflection

Guest House invites ALL Catholic clergy and women and men religious

to join us for a Regional Day of Reflection – a time of health and wellness:

“Wounded Ministers in a Wounded Church”


REVEREND BILL STENZEL was ordained as priest in 1975 and served as a pastor in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and he frequently offers presentations to clergy and religious in treatment at Guest House. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and Mundelein Seminary. In 1977, Father Stenzel completed the Addiction Counselor Program at Grant Hospital in Chicago. He currently serves as a resource to the Archdiocese of Chicago in efforts to assist parishes through times of transition. He is an advocate for community recovery.

Available dates and locations for the Regional Days of Reflection:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, Archdiocese of New York – Garrison, New York

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Archdiocese of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
For overnight accommodations at the retreat center, contact Kay Satterfield at

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Joseph & Mary Retreat House, Archdiocese of Chicago – Mundelein, Illinois

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – Serra Retreat Center, Archdiocese of Los Angeles – Malibu, California

Regional Days of Reflection Details


The crisis in our Church has impacted all believers and ministers. We are faced with new challenges as we minister to God’s people. Join fellow clergy and religious as we explore some tools for self-care which offer strength and hope in challenging times.

This retreat opportunity is about health and wellness (slightly different from our other programs which are more specifically related to addiction and recovery). It is beneficial for all who minister in the Church.

The one-day retreats are a meaningful opportunity open to our alumni as well other Catholic clergy and religious. We encourage everyone to share this invitation with a colleague in your diocese or community.


Available Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, Garrison, New York 10524

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Joseph & Mary Retreat House, Mundelein, Illinois 60060

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Serra Retreat Center, Malibu, California 90265

No charge* (Any travel expenses and/or overnight accomodations are the responsibility of the partiticpant.)
*Due to the generosity of our Guest House benefactors, the retreat expense for each participant will be underwritten.

Please register at least ten days prior to your selected retreat date to help us with planning purposes.

Colleen Richards, 248-393-8994,

“Regional Day of Reflection” is an initiative of Guest House for 2019. In addition to our regularly scheduled 4-day alumni retreats and seminars and leadership conference that are planned throughout the year, this one-day retreat is being offered on four dates in four regions within the country. The one-day retreats are a meaningful opportunity open to our alumni as well other Catholic clergy and religious.

The schedule for each day retreat may vary but will be similar to the schedule below.

9:00 a.m.    Opening and Greeting
9:05 a.m.    Morning Prayer
9:15 a.m.    Morning Presentation
10:15 a.m.  Discussion
11:00 a.m.  Mass
11:45 a.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Guest House Video and Updates
1:30 p.m.    Afternoon Presentation
2:30 p.m.    Discussion
3:15 p.m.    Eucharistic Adoration
4:00 p.m.    Farewell