The CEF Futures Committee is excited to host the 5th Annual Art Event, which will take place Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Boulevard Brewery! Tickets are $45 and include an art exhibit, live entertainment, appetizers and Boulevard drinks. The event features beautiful and unique art pieces from local artists. Also, an art piece from each CEF school will be raffled off at the end of the night (these pieces have been known to wow us)!
I am thankful for the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), because right here in our community, in one small corner of this large nation, exists an organization that represents the opposite of our world’s problems. CEF is an example of everything that is good and hopeful in our lives. CEF is proof that with reliance on faith, hope, and love, much can be done to improve our world’s, and even our own, personal problems.
A family of 7 struggled to pay tuition for their 2 children in a CEF school after the father was injured in a car accident, leaving him unable to work and with large medical expenses. Their income from the mother's retail job is not enough to cover living expenses and the medical bills.
A family of 3 recently joined a parish with a CEF school. The mother enrolled in RCIA and joined the Church, and the daughter received sacraments she previously missed. The daughter had some health concerns, resulting in large medical bills that they were unable to afford. The father has been out of work for six months, leaving the family with income only from the mother's housekeeping job. Their home is in foreclosure.