The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a radical invitation to get beyond our own self-centered worldview. Jesus announced that we are all children of God and we need to do our part to protect and liberate the most vulnerable children of God. In doing this, it is also important to remember that some of God’s most vulnerable children are people with intellectual disabilities. Jesus teaches us,
“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). If we truly believe that people with intellectual disabilities are God’s children, how would we behave

The Knights of Columbus of St. Gregory the Great are conducting their annual drive to benefit individuals with disabilities. All of the money collected stays in the Diocese of San Diego and supports St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center in El Cajon that helps those with special needs. We will be collecting donations outside the church after Mass on October 16-17. Please help us send more children to camp by making a contribution. Thank you!


Contact: Wes Petonak • 973-713-2051 •

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves individuals with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized innovative programs. We combine our culture of care and creativity within quality programs to provide liberal arts education, practical skills development, employment, and dignity for a lifetime.

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center provides programs to adults who have developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. While there are no cures for developmental disabilities, people with these cognitive disorders can still achieve personal and professional fulfillment. It is our mission at SMSC to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential.

Empowerment for Life…Through Innovation and Education

2119 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019 619.442.5129