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SAVE THE DATE - Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle


7th annual Sounds of Sacred Music

Sacred Heart Chapel, Lisle, Illinois

The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) sponsored a free concert at our 7th annual Sounds of Sacred Music on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7pm to 8pm.  A private VIP Reception for all CEF benefactors was held with Bishop Joseph Siegel prior to the event.  The concert featured the student choirs of Kankakee, Bishop McNamara Catholic School and Lockport, St. Joseph School.  The audience also heard personal witness from local grade school students while Bishop Siegel recognized loyal CEF donors of any gift denomination who have consistently supported the CEF for the last 3, 5 and 10 or more years.

The updated video below features students from the 2017 program and concert.




The videos below feature the student witness and concert from the 2016 Sounds of Sacred Music featuring the Chorale Chamber from Montini Catholic High School and the St. Dominic, Bolingbrook School Choir.



View the video below from the 2014 Sounds of Sacred Music featuring the VIP reception with Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, Rev. John Belmonte S.J., Ph.D., and CEF Executive Officer Joe Langenderfer speaking about  the importance of Catholic education.  

Also featured is the Gomez family who enthusiastically thanked the donors for their scholarship and making for a difference in their lives.  

In the video below, enjoy the musical talents of the All Saints Catholic Academy, Holy Trinity Elementary School, and Providence Catholic High School students.


The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) distributes more than 1,600 need-based scholarships each year. Eligible families with students K-12 are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition. These tuition assistance grants are determined on an annual basis and families must apply each year in order to be considered.  In 2017-18, the CEF distributed $2,130,297to 1,648 students in our Catholic elementary and high schools. Read More Here