JOB MINISTRY

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Prayer for Work *

Creator God,
thank you for providing us with the gift to share our talents.
Provide our community, our nation, our world the fortitude to provide work for all which is decent and fair. Make us faithful stewards of your creation to enhance the human dignity of our global family. We ask this in the name of Jesus,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit now and forever.  Amen.

Upcoming Workshops – 8:30 AM 

Catholic Career Roundtable Job Club (CCR) invites you to our  March workshops, Saturday, March 4, 11 and 18.  We facilitate workshops for job seekers at Good Shepherd Parish (12800 W. 75th St. in Shawnee) on Saturday mornings between 8:30 AM and 10 AM During the workshops, we discuss strategies to improve the effectiveness of your job search. We talk about target companies, networking and the many free resources you can use to help you find meaningful employment.

 Our job club is open to everyone. Please tell anyone you know who is going through a job transition about this opportunity.

For additional information, go to CatholicCareerRoundtable.com and remember to check out our “Resources” tab. There are no fees to use our website or to attend our workshops.

Catholic Career Roundtable (CCR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, go to CatholicCareerRoundtable.com and click on “Donate to CCR”; or, mail your donation directly to: CCR Job Club, 7000 W. 99th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212.

We will be in the Community Room on the Northeast side of the Good Shepherd Campus. See below for address.

Location Information Good Shepherd Parish  Social Hall12800 W. 75th Street Shawnee, Kansas 66216   

We help people who are unemployed and looking for work. Our ministry helps with networking, occasional job openings and resume’ writing. We work through Catholic Career Roundtable.THE CATHOLIC CAREER ROUNDTABLE (CCR)
is a collaborative effort of several parishes.Our focus is to assist employers in finding qualified employees and connecting job seekers to those employers.

Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

We are one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions and requires us to eradicate racism and address the extreme poverty and disease plaguing so much of the world. Solidarity also includes the Scriptural call to welcome the stranger among us—including immigrants seeking work, a safe home, education for their children, and a decent life for their families. In light of the Gospel’s invitation to be peacemakers, our commitment to solidarity with our neighbors—at home and abroad—also demands that we promote peace and pursue justice in a world marred by terrible violence and conflict. Decisions on the use of force should be guided by traditional moral criteria and undertaken only as a last resort. As Pope Paul VI taught: “If you want peace, work for justice” (World Day of Peace Message, January 1, 1972).

The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. Employers contribute to the common good through the services or products they provide and by creating jobs that uphold the dignity and rights of workers—to productive work, to decent and just wages, to adequate benefits and security in their old age, to the choice of whether to organize and join unions, to the opportunity for legal status for immigrant workers, to private property and to economic initiative. Workers also have responsibilities—to provide a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay, to treat employers and co-workers with respect, and to carry out their work in ways that contribute to the common good. Workers, employers and unions should not only advance their own interests, but also work together to advance economic justice and the well-being of all.

Scriptural Foundations

Human dignity finds special expression in the dignity of work and in the rights of workers. Through work we participate in creation. Workers have rights to just wages, rest and fair working conditions.

 

References from the Catechism

  • 2428 – In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. The primordial value of labor stems from man himself, its author and its beneficiary. Work is for man, not man for work, Pope John Paul II, On Human work (Laborem Exercens), 6.
    Everyone should be able to draw from work the means of providing for his life and that of his family, and of serving the human community.
  • 2433Access to employment and to professions must be open to all without unjust discrimination: men and women, healthy and disabled, natives and immigrants, Pope John Paul II, On Human work (Laborem Exercens),19; 22-23.  For its part society should, according to circumstances, help citizens find work and employment, Centesimus annus, 49.

Practicing Faithful Citizenship