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.

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News and Events

Father Jeff Vomund


Father Jeff Vomund has supported CEN efforts by graciously giving a yearly workshop; his message is inspirational to job seekers as he shares real life stories that help our members keep hope alive in their job search. Father Jeff is the pastor St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist in North St. Louis.

Send in Job Leads

1.  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 jobleads@catholicemploymentnetwork.org. 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.

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

CEN Parish Chapters

CEN is open to all Catholic parishes interested in supporting job seekers.  Visit our Parishes Chapter section if you are interested in finding out how to bring CEN to your parish.