St. Madeleine Sophie’s Auxiliary – Service with a Heart!

Due to the vision of a group of mothers in conjunction with the work of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center opened in 1966 with one classroom. The same year the St. Madeleine Sophie’s Auxiliary was formed to give the center assistance and financial support through fund raising and personal efforts.  In 1970, ground was broken for a new classroom building.  The construction was realized through the generosity of the efforts of the Auxiliary and Mr. Peter Ferrantelli, Sr. Year after year, the Auxiliary’s assistance has helped the Center add buildings, staff and equipment that enhance the Center’s vital work.

St. Madeleine’s vital work continues today with the ongoing support of the Auxiliary in securing funds for critical needs.  As of July 2016 the Auxiliary has given over $959,831 to St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center over their existence.  With your interest and help, the auxiliary will continue to benefit the developmentally disabled adults who attend St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. The Auxiliary is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

To become a member of the SMS Auxiliary, click here to download the membership application or contact Stella Hyde, Membership Chair, at or phone her at 619-462-4782. Find us on Facebook at  


St. Madeleine Sophie’s Auxiliary P. O. Box 2475 El Cajon, CA 92021

The 2016 – 2017 Auxiliary Officers
  • President:  Carole Ryan-Steinauer
  • Vice President: Stella Hyde
  • Recording Secretary: Carol Gilmore
  • Corresponding Secretary: Rosemarie Murphy
  • Treasurer: Janet Lawson
  • Past President: Lisa Carle