2021 Catholic Partnership Summit

Building a Church for the Future: Mission, Stewardship, and Restoring Trust in a Post-Pandemic World

September 28-29, 2021

As a Church and society, we have faced a year like none other. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, Leadership Roundtable welcomes you to join us for an interactive, two-day event, where together with Catholic leaders from across the globe, we will explore Building a Church for the Future: Mission, Stewardship, and Restoring Trust in a Post-Pandemic World.

There are many challenges facing the Church today. Collectively, we look toward healing and strengthening our Church and caring for its resources as we move forward post-pandemic.

During this immersive virtual Summit, we will assess the current landscape of the Church and create actionable solutions that emphasize exemplary stewardship of Church finances and assets, the better care of people, rebuilding trust, and harnessing potential — all in service to the Church’s mission. Specific sessions will include:

  1. Session 1: Healing and Strengthening our Catholic Community in the U.S 
  2. Session 2: Stewardship of People
  3. Session 3: Stewardship of Financial Resources
  4. Session 4: Stewardship of Potential

We hope you will plan to join us virtually this September for two days of engaging conversation, innovative ideas and high-level networking!

Leadership Roundtable promotes best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.

“The Catholic Partnership Summit provides a wonderful opportunity to advance our Holy Father’s vision for managerial best practices to better serve God’s people and promote the Gospel. I look forward to welcoming Catholics from across the country for conversation and collaboration to promote good models of management and leadership that will support the local Church in the United States.”

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Papal Nuncio

J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal

The J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal seeks to inspire a culture of giving that promotes excellence in Church management and leadership. We look to recognize outstanding Catholic philanthropists who exemplify the legacy of the former president of Boston College, Father J. Donald Monan, SJ. His life was a living testimony to how best practices, implemented in collaboration between clergy and laity, can transform a Catholic institution to bring excellence to management and mission.

During the 2021 Virtual Catholic Partnership Summit, we will celebrate three Catholic philanthropists who have made significant contributions to the Church during the past year with the awarding of the J. Donald Monan, SJ Distinguished Catholic Philanthropy Medal.