ABOUT THE SISTERS OF SOCIAL SERVICE
One of our ministries: Sister Jeanine Scarfone, SSS is the Executive Director of the Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes (ATRI). This organization's mission is:
"Through inclusive collaboration and in fidelity to Gospel stewardship, ATRI effectively strengthens, supports and enhances the ministry of financial administration and structures of Religious Institutes in Canada. It's purpose is to provide education programs and workshops in areas identified as needed by the membership; to provide a mechanism for the exchange and distribution of information among treasurers and lay collaborators; to provide a forum where relevant issues impacting on the temporal affairs of religious institutes can be addressed;To gather information regarding religious personnel and other competent professionals who can be used by the membership as advisors in their specific areas of expertise; to provide an opportunity for possible projects to be initiated, developed and implemented on a national or regional basis; and to act in an advisory capacity to major superiors and others when requested."
From the earliest years, the S.S.S. apostolate has been many faceted.
We have been engaged in social services, in movements, in political ministry, directing spiritual programs, ministry to youth, religious education and various organizations like the one above.
Not only do we seek to prevent or remedy social evils and inequalities, but we also endeavour to eradicate causes of these ills. We do this by engaging in activities aimed at structural changes in harmony with the Gospel.
We continue to provide innovative solutions to the pressing concerns of society, helping people lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Our pioneering spirit encourages us to be creative in applying Christ's teaching and our own talents to new forms of ministering to God's people.
S.S.S. Mission Statement
"Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit at work in ourselves, we are a transforming presence through a variety of ministries."
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
O Holy Spirit of God, abide with us,
inspire all our thoughts;
pervade our imaginations;
suggest all our decisions; order all our doings.
Be with us in our silence and in our speech,
In our haste and in our leisure,
In company and in solitude,
In the freshness of the morning and
The weariness of the evening;
Give grace at all times humbly to rejoice in
Your mysterious companionship,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen