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Saint Gerard Majella Chapter of CEN, Kirkwood, MO 63122

The St. Gerard Majella chapter of the Catholic Employment Network (CEN) was formed in 2015, as an Employment Support Program for anyone (Catholic or not) who is currently seeking employment or career development advice.  The Program provides support for job search, resume preparation, network building and interviewing skills. Throughout the process, reliance upon God for direction and strength is emphasized.

Volunteers are appreciated.  You can help in many ways:

  • Parishioners and friends of SGM are encouraged to email job openings to
  • Coach or mentor one or two people each year – especially those in your field/industry.
  • Help with networking. Be available to offer networking contacts to those in your field/industry.
  • Be a specialist in one part of the job search process – e.g., resume writing or interviewing.

One-on-one employment support is available during the summer months.  Depending upon the level of interest, Employment Support & Career Development Meetings may begin in this fall.

For more information on employment support or volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Steven Jones, (314) 795.1095,

There is never any cost for our services.

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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.