About CEN

The Catholic Employment Network Welcomes You! 

We understand what a traumatic experience it is to be unemployed or under-employed and we’re here to help you transition to meaningful employment.

CEN is a faith-based organization, open to all races, creeds, religions – Blue-collar and White-collar – and it’s free. The network of job search ministries was formed in 2002 and continues to offer guidance, job search skills and spiritual support for job seekers as described in each of the sections located at the top of each page. 

In addition to Job Search Workshops provided by the organization, each participating parish offers its individual endeavor to support job seekers; this information can be found under each parish.

CEN recommends each job seeker Sign up for our CEN job search support emails. Each issue contains upcoming networking events, job leads and tips for your job search.


CEN News

St. Gerard Majella

What: SGM CEN NETWORK
Career Development Series
Career Search for the Unemployed and Underemployed
When: September 19, 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 Kathy Bernard will help those who are currently looking for work, as well as anyone looking to advance their career or transition into another field. Her subjects will include:
  1. Writing resumes that sail through Applicant Tracking Systems.
  2. Using LinkedIn for branding, research and reaching recruiters and hiring managers.
  3. Networking effectively
  4. Salary negotiation.
Kathy Bernard is the CEO of WiserU, LLC, as well as a LinkedIn expert and career coach. She trains companies and individuals to maximize LinkedIn for sales, marketing, recruiting, or job search. Additionally, Kathy is the creator of the groundbreaking WiserU Career System, which trains participants precisely how to land and excel at high-paying jobs. Kathy has personally career coached 1,000+ job seekers, reached over 1.2 million people through her popular WiserUTips.com blog and led more than 500 weekly webinars on JobTransition.TV.

We hope you will join us so we can continue to help and support each other! If you have questions, please contact us at St Gerard Magella. 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.
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