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.
New Leadership - 2015-2019
SSS Council - Sr. Michele Walsh (General Director), Sr. Avigail Ortega Torres, Sr. Martha McCarthy, Sr. Jennifer Gaeta, Sr. Ellen Hunter
We are grateful for our outgoing leadership and welcome our incoming leaders, chosen at this year's Chapter proceedings. Click to read e-news!

Pentecost 2015 - Sunday, May 24
Sisters of Social Service - 2015 Celebrants.  Click on Sisters' names below to read their biographies!
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77 Years of Service
Sr. Bertille Prus, SSS
65 Years of Service
Sr. Suzanne Simo, SSS

50 Years of Service
Sr. Carol Pack, Sr. Grace Boys, Sr. Teresita Saavedra

50 Years of Service
Sr. Maria Teresa Velázquez


First Promises and Renewals in Encino
Sisters and friends gathered in Encino to celebrate Sr. Naomi's first promises on May 24 and the renewals of promises for Sisters Camille and Vangie the day before. All three young women have been living in community and are deeply involved in SSS ministries in the U.S. and the Philippines.
Click here to read more on Renewals!
Click here to read Sr. Naomi's biography!

SSS Associates Honored
We join Sr. Jeanne and Stanford Settlement in celebrating the 40 and 25 year milestones of Pat Pennisi and Julie Rhoten. Click for more!

Social Impact newsletter and the SSS E-news
  • Pentecost Celebrations - June 2015
  • Spiritus Ball - April 2015 Honoring R-Lene Mijares de Lano
  • A Lenten Update - February 2015

    Social Impact
  • Social Impact Spring 2014
  • Past newsletters and E-News

  • See Events for more event information.


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