Celebrating Catholic Education and Recognizing Generous and Consistent Donors 

6th annual Sounds of Sacred Music

Sacred Heart Chapel, Lisle Il.

The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) was pleased to welcome 130 donors and music enthusiasts to the 6th annual Sounds of Sacred Music on September 27 2016.  A private VIP Reception with Bishop Joseph Siegel was held prior to the free concert.  The concert was advertised in parish bulletins and open to the public.  Joliet Catholic Academy senior and CEF Scholar, Devin Mulcahy and his mother Linda shared their gratitude to those in attendance. 

The video below is 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 2016-17, the CEF distributed $2,002,600 to 1,682 students in our Catholic elementary and high schools.
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