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Our Mission

The Catholic Employment Network (CEN) was formed in May 2002 by several parish job search ministry leaders.

Our Mission is to serve the St. Louis area community who need help during their job search transition by providing spiritual and practical job search support services . CEN conducts job search workshops throughout the year, addressing the critical topics of the job search: networking, interviewing, resume-writing, etc. Workshops are held are various parishes throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

Parish groups are very active and help job seekers in a variety of ways; many hold individual job support groups within their parish, providing support and encouragement, discuss effective job search techniques and advice for specific job search situations/problems. Some of the groups also provide spiritual support in their meetings. All of the parish chapters can help job seekers through one-on-one coaching.

Prayer For Employment

God our Father and Creator, your son Jesus, told us not to worry about our physical and material needs; to observe how you care for the little birds and clothe the fields with beautiful flowers. Trusting in your concern for us, we beg you, hear our prayer for employment. May work soon be found and our mind set at rest. Turn our worry into joy and “prosper the work of our hands for us; prosper the work of our hands.” We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Job Search Support Emails

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News and Events

Professionals such as Frank Danzo,conduct workshops throughout the greater St Louis area for CEN to assist the unemployed and under employed in their job search. Frank was a founder of CEN and is the author of People Hire People – Not Resumes. He shares his expertise in effective Networking in his inspirational and insightful presentations to job seekers. Watch for his next workshop.

Send in Job Leads

CEN continues to offer guidance and support to many members  seeking employment in the St. Louis area. If you or your business associates are aware of a job opportunity, email a brief description of the position along with contact information to:

We will “broadcast” the opening to our members; those interested will get in touch with the contact provided. Your name will not be mentioned unless you request the response be directed to you. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. A small effort on your part can make a big impact on someone who continues to seek employment.

You can immediately put your job opportunity directly on our website by clicking on the Employers section above.

Job Search

CEN is offering information on jobs in the St Louis area.

July 2016 Calendar list of Job Fairs and Support Meetings in the St Louis Area
July Hot Jobs - Updated July 11, 2016 St Louis Hot Jobs for August posted by SLATE - American Job Center
Sales and Service - Thursdays in July 2016 Now hiring Sales and Customer Service Positions
Entrepreneurial Workshops Starting a business in Missouri, no cost to laid off workers
Job Fair August 10, 2016 For persons with all abilities
Ferguson 1000 Jobs HIRING EVENT July 23, 2016 Sponsored by the University of Missouri St. Louis
Search Job Listings Search our online job listings
Employers Post a job on our free online job service
Virtual Career Library Virtual website resource for job seekers
CEN Workshops

CEN News

SGM Career Development Series (SGM CEN) - never any cost for our service
What sets a great LinkedIn profile apart from a so-so one

When: Tuesday, July 19th from 7:15-8:30pm Where: St. Gerard Majella Building 2005, Parish Meeting Room #224 1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd Kirkwood, MO 63122

Please join us for our next Career Development Series meeting, a presentation designed to improve your Linkedin profile, or help you create one.

This meeting will feature a Linkedin expert, trainer and business, college and career coach who will provide examples, share valuable tips and answer questions. All are welcome!

If you have questions or would like to help, please contact Steven Jones at, Ann Weinerth at, Nick Wnuk at or Barbara Axmacher at

The St. Gerard Majella chapter of the Catholic Employment Network (CEN) was formed in 2015, as an Employment Support Program for anyone (Catholic or not) who is currently seeking employment or career development advice. Throughout the process, reliance upon God for direction and strength is emphasized.


All job seekers are invited to contact any CEN parish for job support information. Just check links under Parishes