The St. Joseph Business Guild supports Catholic families by connecting Catholic business owners to workers and customers in the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and provides its members with opportunities for professional and spiritual growth.
Work should respect the worker since each person is made in the image of God: Work is for man, not man for work.
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.
Those responsible for business enterprises are responsible to society for the economic and ecological effects of their operations. They have an obligation to consider the good of persons, not only the increase of profits.
The goods and services produced from work should be truly good for others and truly serve others.
Profits, fairly gained, are a great good; they make investment possible, safeguard the future of a business, and strengthen the security of employment.
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Get practical advice from those who have been in your shoes and succeeded
Find partners that will help you grow your business or get your foot in the door
Join a community of like-minded Catholics. We host retreats, lectures, liturgies, and social hours.
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It started with a few of us talking about today’s economic uncertainties and the need for Catholic businesses to support one another. “Wouldn’t it be great," we thought, "If we could keep money spent by Catholics 'in the family' by directing business from Catholics in the pews to Catholic businesses?” A couple months went by and in our conversations with family, friends, and fellow parishioners the topic always seemed to turn towards families struggling financially. Whether it was an inability to live on one income, trouble saving for a down payment, worrying about affording another child, or a mountain of student loans, it became clear that our Catholic families needed help.
So we decided to form the St. Joseph Business Guild to do just that: help Catholic families flourish financially in these uncertain times. How? By helping Catholic businessmen and women network, get a better job, find customers and clients, get advice, and find mentors.
We're all in this together. Now is the time to band together to help others help themselves.