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Expecting The Miracle:
The Work and Ministry of Guest House


Month & Year: Jun 2022

Day(s): 27-29

Guest House-Scripps Mansion, Lake Orion, MI

Event Details


Helping Religious and Clergy to Address Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors

This three-day workshop is offered for diocesan leadership and leadership of men’s and women’s religious communities, including vocation/formation staff and nursing/health leaders who are responsible for personnel and ministry issues and health care policies and services. The sessions are designed to promote knowledge and understanding of addiction and other compulsive behaviors and to teach skills for helping community members who may be suffering from such conditions.

Each day, miracles of healing and hope are evidenced at Guest House as clergy, religious, and seminarians experience personal and vocational renewal as a result of high-quality treatment and the principles found in the 12-Steps of recovery. This workshop affords those engaged in Church leadership an opportunity to learn more about Guest House programming for women and men living with addictive disorders and behavioral health concerns.


• Promote the understanding of the nature of addiction and behavioral health concerns
• Focus on the unique issues of addiction in the lives of Catholic clergy and religious (both women and men), from intervention to re-integration
• Provide evidence-based data on the addictive and recovery processes
• Offer a confidential forum for leaders to discuss concerns related to wellness and recovery for their community members, parishes, and ministry settings
• Give confidential assistance in preparing policies related to wellness and recovery

Registration Fee:

Workshop registration of $249 includes all presentations, meals, and two nights lodging (June 27 & 28) at the Holiday Inn Express. Guest House will book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express and provide you with your hotel confirmation number one week prior to the workshop start date.

Commuter rate of $99 available for those not needing overnight accommodation.

The workshop will be held in the Scripps Mansion on the Guest House campus.

Guest House Address:

1601 Joslyn Rd.

Lake Orion, MI  48360

Hotel Address (Located 5 miles from our campus)

Holiday Inn Express
3990 Baldwin Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Registration Deadline:

To ensure lodging, registration must be received by June 6th. Registration is available online by visiting or completing the registration form.

Recommended Airport(s) and Transportation Service:

The Detroit International Airport (DTW) and the Flint Bishop International Airport (FNT) are the closest airports. Guest House will provide transportation to and from the airport upon request and to and from Holiday Inn Express and Guest House during the workshop days.


Monday, June 27

5:00pm   Registration
6:00pm   Dinner
7:00pm   Introduction & Overview
7:30pm   Addiction 101 & Substance Use Disorders

Tuesday, June 28

Hot Breakfast buffet offered complimentary
at hotel beginning at 6:00am

8:00am   Twelve-Step Meeting and Continental Breakfast
9:00am   Process Addictions
10:15am  Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
11:30am  Mass
12:15pm  Lunch
1:00pm   Free time-participants will be brought back to hotel, or

Optional offerings:

1:15pm   Cluttering & Hoarding
2:30pm  Compulsive Overeating
6:00pm  Dinner followed by campus tour

Wednesday, June 29

Hot Breakfast buffet offered complimentary
at hotel beginning at 6:00am

8:00am    Twelve-Step Meeting and Continental Breakfast
9:00am    Intervention & Assessment
10:00am  Self-care & Recovery
11:30am   Lunch and departure or, Post-Conference offerings
12:45pm  Screen Addiction
2:00pm   Mental Health Issues

Participants have the opportunity to meet individually for case consultations.  Subject matter experts will be available throughout the conference.