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.

Sr. Anne Arabome, SSS, recently spoke at the Catholic Theological Society of America in Milwaukee (June) and in Nairobi at the Theological Colloquium on Church, Religion, and Society in Africa (July). Please click here to read more!

Radical Grace - This insightful documentary has premiered in the US and follows 3 Catholic Sisters including Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS. Rebecca Parrish is the director and cinematographer. To watch the trailer, click here! To read more, click here!

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. Click to read e-news!


First Promises and Renewals in Encino
We gathered in Encino to celebrate Sr. Naomi's first promises and Sisters Camille and Vangie's renewals.
Click for Renewals!
Click for Sr. Naomi's biography!

  Pentecost 2015 - Sunday, May 24
Sisters of Social Service - 2015 Celebrants.  Click on Sisters' names below to read their biographies!
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Click here to see pictures.

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

Social Impact newsletter and the SSS E-news
  • Summer Notes - 2015

    Social Impact
  • Fall 2015- coming soon!
  • 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