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Spiritual Keys

David Giffin, an Elder at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, wrote a booklet entitled “The Spiritual Keys to a Successful Job search” for a group of the unemployed.

Dave had lost his own job and and sought help from the bible. He wrote the booklet so others would be better able to understand how the bible can help to deal with major difficulties. The booklet is out of print now, but he has given permission to put an Adobe Acrobat version (2.1 MB) on our website. The link will open a new window.

He also developed a PowerPoint presentation (97 KB) that summarizes the booklet. The link will open a new window. Left click on the slide to advance to the next slide.

One of the key principles in the booklet is that God knows what job He has in mind for us to be in. Our job it to turn the worry and concern over to Him and just do our job of seeking out that job. Turning your worry and concern over to God frees you up to concentrate on going after the job God has in mind for us.

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St. Gerard Majella

Career Development Series
The Benefits of Using a Recruiting Firm in Your Job Search
When: February 20, 7:15-8:30pm
Where: St Gerard Majella
Catholic Church Building 2005,
Parish Meeting Room 224
1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd
St.Louis, MO 63122
Please join us at our next Career Development Workshop, where Craig Lavelle will discuss the benefits of using a recruiting firm in your job search.  He will also provide key insights into:
  1. Job interview preparation
  2. How to avoid 7 interview mistakes
  3. Likeability factors and interest level in a job search
  4. Sample behavioral questions.
Craig is Vice President, Permanent Placement Services at Robert Half Finance & Accounting, a division of Robert Half International (RHI), the world's largest specialized staffing firm.  The specialized staffing divisions of RHI place professionals in accounting and finance; technology; office administration; law; and the creative, marketing and design fields. Craig has been with Robert Half for 15 years.  He is an experienced recruiter and business consultant whose primary focus is helping both candidates and clients achieve their respective career goals and organizational recruiting needs.  Prior to joining RHI, Craig received his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Louis University and spent 20 years in various accounting roles, including the President and CEO of Gimbel Vision in Calgary Alberta Canada. We hope you will join us so we can continue to help and support each other!  If you have questions, please contact us at  There is never any cost for our service.

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.