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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.

December 2016 Calendar list of Job Fairs and Support Meetings in the St Louis Area
December 2016 Hot Jobs St Louis Hot Jobs for August posted by SLATE - American Job Center
St Louis OJT Job Openings Jobs posted in
Meetup at Washington University 120816 Bring your resume, talk to recruiters
St Louis OJT Job Openings Jobs posted in
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

            Career Development Series
            How to include God in our job search
When:  Tuesday, November 15, 7:15-8:30pm
Where: St Gerard Majella Catholic Church

    Building 2005, Parish Meeting

        1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd, St. Louis,  
        MO 63122 Room 224 

Please join us for our next Career Development Series meeting, where Pat Wells will lead our discussion about “How to include God in our job search.”   Unemployment is a tragic event.  Even though we are people of faith, we sometimes have to wonder why God would allow such a thing to occur.  Getting God into our job search will turn the worry of unemployment into a time when we can get closer to God and learn more about His plan for our lives.


Pat Wells is the CEN Facilitator for St Clare of Assisi and also provides assistance to St. Alban Roe and Holy Infant.  He has been with CEN since its founding.  Pat held his first class in February 2002.  At that class, someone asked, "How do you include God in your job search?"  Pat did not have an answer.  By his next class, he did.

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 Developm 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.