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Prayers for Groups

Dear God, we have gathered here for help to learn what we are to do.

We are searching for a new job and need Your strength, guidance and direction. We need Your strength to help us find our strength to do the things we know to do. We need Your guidance to know where to focus our efforts. We need Your direction to find the job you want us to be in.

Lord, You said that whenever two or more are gathered in Your Name, You are here. Well, we are here gathered in Your Name and we want to learn more about what you want us to do. Help us to deal with our situation, to deal with our fears and to deal with our insecurities so that we can confidently pursue the job You want us to have. Help us to identify our strengths and skills and build upon them to find the best job for us. Help us to learn what else we can do to find job openings and prepare for interviews. Help us to learn to turn over to you the problems that we cannot handle. We believe that You have a job in mind for us – a job that maybe you want for us because it will help us to grow, or to develop, or to provide for our families or to somehow serve Your purpose.

Please be with us as we struggle to find your purpose.

In Your Name we pray. Amen.

God, our Father, we turn to you seeking your divine help and guidance as we look for suitable employment. We need your wisdom to guide our footsteps along the right path, and to lead us to find the proper things to say and do in this quest. We wish to use the gifts and talents you have given us, but we need the opportunity to do so with gainful employment. Do not abandon us, dear Father, in this search, but rather grant us this favor we seek so that we may return to you with praise and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


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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.