First Catholic Parish to be Awarded Seal of Excellence

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hoboken, New Jersey is a Partner in Excellence with Leadership Roundtable and now the first Catholic parish in the U.S. to become a Seal of Excellence holder.

Msgr. Robert Meyer, pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul explains why he led the parish to pursue the Seal of Excellence: “In these days when there are plenty of doubts about the credibility of institutions, the process [of pursuing the Seal of Excellence] forced us to really look at what we were doing well, and to adjust what we could do better. Because a parish is the place where the local community celebrates the Good News of Jesus, it’s so important to do so with integrity, effectiveness and excellence.

Parishes, dioceses, schools, and other Catholic entities implement the best management practices found in the Catholic Standards for Excellence to demonstrate their good stewardship and dedication to transparency and accountability. Leadership Roundtable Partners in Excellence may apply to be independently reviewed through our partner, the Standards for Excellence Institute to receive the Seal of Excellence. The seal is an acknowledgement to the lay faithful and the public at-large that their time and money are more likely to be used prudently and with the greatest impact.  

For more information on the Catholic Standards for Excellence, contact us.


This piece was originally published in a Leadership Roundtable newsletter in December 2016.

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