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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.

September 2016 Calendar list of Job Fairs and Support Meetings in the St Louis Area
August 2016 Hot Jobs St Louis Hot Jobs for August posted by SLATE - American Job Center
OJT Flyer for Businesses Missouri Career Centers offer On-the-Job Training
Entrepreneurial Workshops Starting a business in Missouri, no cost to laid off workers
Holiday Hiring Blitz 9-14-2016 Holiday Hiring Blitz Job Fair
Holiday Hiring Employer List 9-14-2016 Holiday Hiring Blitz Job Fair
Holiday Hiring Blitz 9-24-2016 Holiday Hiring Blitz Job Fair
Holiday Hiring Employer List 9-24-2016 Holiday Hiring Blitz Job Fair
Urban Labs Urban Labs
Explore St. Louis Flyer September Explore St. Louis Flyer September
AgriCulinary Training Flyer September AgriCulinary Training Flyer September
Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship 10-7-16 Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship 10-7-16
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 News

St. Gerard Majella

Please join us on Tuesday, September 20, from 7:15pm - 8:30pm in Parish Meeting Room 224, Building #2005, for the next meeting in our Career Development Series.

At this meeting, proven career development consultant, Kevin Pallardy, will speak to us about sharpening our value proposition in order to get our message out clearly and concisely.  Kevin is a skilled and experienced resource successful in helping individuals and organizations accomplish their shared goals.  He is the Managing Director of BPI Group which is a national leader in helping organizations of all sizes acquire, develop, retain and transition talent.

We hope you will join us so we can continue to help each other! If you have questions or would like to help, please contact: Steve Jones, or Ann Weinerth or Nick Wnuk or Barbara Axmacher


Career Development Series

Holy Spirit

CEN welcomes Holy Spirit, Maryland Heights, as their newest CEN parish, offering support for employment seekers.  If you are looking for work or would like to volunteer your help for our newest startup, contact Jeff Pattison, 314-853-6197.

CEN Parish Support

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