Sisters of Social Service


We Sisters of Social Service are women of many cultures who come together to fulfill the Gospel call to care for the poor and alienated. The right of all people to live in dignity is at the heart of our work and of our religious faith.

Our lives are blessed by the Benedictine values that respect all people and things, cherish the familial warmth of community, make welcome the stranger, and find joy in work and renewal in prayer.

We trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we continue to embark on new ventures in service to people in need.

Associates of the Sisters of Social Service are persons who feel a special identity with the spirit and mission of the Community and with their lives express the purpose and the goals for which the Sisters of Social Service was founded.
Pentecost 2015 - Sunday, May 24
Liturgy at 2 pm

2015 Celebrants

75 Years of Service
Sr. Bertille Prus, SSS

65 Years of Service
Sr. Suzanne Simo, SSS

50 Years of Service
Sr. Carol Pack, SSS
Sr. Grace Boys, SSS
Sr. Maria Teresa Velázquez, SSS
Sr. Teresita Saavedra, SSS

First vows
Sr. Naomi Cornejo, SSS

Spiritus Award - April 18, 2015
R-lene Mijares De Lang (Mrs. Gordon de Lang) was honored as the 2015 Spiritus Awardee by the Social Service Auxiliary and the Sisters of Social Service. R-lene's incredible generosity and service to children and families in need extends throughout Southern California.

SSS Greeting and Mass Cards
Featuring artwork from our Sisters for celebration or remembrances. Click here to see the card designs and message. These cards are available year-round and can be printed and personalized for you and sent directly to the individual or family.

First Promises in Morelia
Sisters of Social Service gathered in Morelia to celebrate Sr. Isabel's first promises on January 25.

Our Sisters joyously witnessed the first promises of Sr. Maria Isabel Garcia, SSS. Sr. Isabel has been living with the Community and actively involved with SSS ministries in Central Morelia.

A Delighted New U.S. Citizen
Sister Sonia B. Delima, SSS, was sworn in as a United States Citizen on March 18 March. Look for an article in the May e-news by Sr. Sonia. Pictured - Sisters Merita Dekat, Sonia Delima and Ellen Hunter, all SSS.

Social Impact newsletter and the SSS E-news
  • A Lenten Update - February 2015
  • Gratitude Tuesday- December 2014

    Social Impact
  • Social Impact Spring 2014
  • Past Social Impact editions and E-Newsletters

  • See Events for more event information.


    Sisters of Social Service
    4316 Lanai Road, Encino, California 91436
    TEL 818-285-3355 - FAX 818-285-3366