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St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, St. Louis, MO 63108

Mission Statement

We are a Eucharist-centered, spirit-filled people who choose to form parish community and to experience spiritual growth through life-giving liturgies in a worship space of beauty and reverence. Out of a long history of spiritual leadership from the Society of Jesus, we are challenged with the Gospel values of love, compassion, and social justice. As a worshipping community, we extend hospitality and fellowship. We enrich our faith through prayer, diversity of membership, attention to family life and social ministry. We empower the laity in bringing forth the Kingdom of God and foster interfaith partnerships. We seek to deepen and grow in our commitment to being a Jesuit Parish at Saint Louis University in the center of the City of Saint Louis.

Background Information on St. Francis Xavier Church

St. Francis Xavier “College” Church was founded by the Jesuits in 1836. Originally, the congregation met in the College Student Chapel of St. Louis University and, therefore, became familiarly known as the “College Church”, a name by which it is known to this day. In 1897, the neighborhood around the church boasted some of the grandest homes in the City of St. Louis. One-hundred years later the face of the neighborhood is quite different with homeless people, low-income residents and people in transitional housing dominating the area.

Today Social Ministry and the outreach efforts play a significant role in the St. Louis area. In 2008 over 3,900 individuals were helped through this program. An integral part of our mission at St. Francis Xavier Church is outreach assistance for poor, transient and homeless people living in our city area who are most in need. Our visitors come to us from the streets, from neighboring shelters, and from many agencies that now refer them to us for our special outreach services. We are known city-wide for the financial and technical assistance we provide to poor and low-income people in obtaining some form of identification – a state photo ID and a requisite birth certificate. This is a unique and basic service that very few state institutions, agencies or religious organizations are providing for this population at this time.

St. Francis Xavier “College” Church
3628 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-3302
314-977-7300 (church parish center)
Contact: Joe Linhares joelinhares@sbcglobal.net


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St. Gerard Majella

What: SGM CEN NETWORK
          Career Development Series
          Comunication and Human Behavior
When: Tuesday, April 18, 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 at our next Career Development Workshop, where Jason Mainard will lead an interactive discussion that focuses on ways to improve your communication skills. At this meeting, Jason will discuss the critical importance of asking questions and will provide numerous examples of “what” to ask and “how” to ask it. In addition, Jason will explain the “Pain Funnel” and how it allows you to become a better problem solver. Anyone involved in sales knows the importance of asking the right questions but these techniques can also improve communication with your boss, colleagues, clients and even your family. This is a class you should not miss.

Jason Mainard has 20+ years of training and leadership experience. He has 10+ years of solid sales, sales management and marketing experience including sales trainer with one of the nation’s largest home builders. Jason's sales and training experience enables him to offer a real world perspective to his clients. Jason has a strong passion for helping people obtain their goals and succeed in their careers.

This is the third and final meeting at which Jason has volunteered to speak about career development topics. We are very thankful and believe you will find his learning objectives to be critically important to you in your career development. And don’t forget, there is never any cost for our service.

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

Our BJC talent acquisition team is hosting the second annual BJC Virtual Career Fair on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. We will bring together recruiters, hiring managers and potential job candidates in a convenient, online environment. Registration for the event is now open, and I invite you to share this career fair information with your teams, family members and friends. We will use BJC Today, BJCnet and local e-newsletters to ask our current team members to share Virtual Career Fair information with their friends and family who may be interested in making their career better at BJC. Employees may even be eligible for a referral bonus if they refer a career fair guest who is hired. This event is not intended for current employees looking for internal job opportunities. We will promote the event for people outside of our organization using several external channels, including our BJC Talent Network, digital radio, social media and career sites. Guests will access the online event using their computer or mobile device from any location. They will be able to:
  • Visit 25 virtual booths dedicated to different career fields.
  • Chat live online with recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Get real-time answers to questions.
  • Learn about BJC Total Rewards.
  • See how they can make their career better at BJC.
We ask of you: please invite your friends and family who may be interested in a career opportunity at BJC to attend our Virtual Career Fair and register in advance at bjchealthcarevirtual.org. Unemployed??? Visit www.catholicemploymentnetwork.org and sign up for CEN's periodic job postings on the Home Page.

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