Social Service Auxiliary
Spiritus Benefit 2021

Celebrating 90 Years of Partnership with
The Sisters of Social Service

Join us for our virtual celebration, livestreamed from the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino!

Sunday, June 13

10:00 a.m. Mass

11:00 a.m. Spiritus Benefit Celebration

Join the Virtual Celebration HERE

With Special Guest Emcees

Fr. Greg Goethals, SJ
President of Loyola High School
Past Spiritus Award Recipient

Mr. Tom Recendez
Co-Owner of Mijares Mexican Restaurant and brother of Auxiliary member R-lene Mijares de Lang

Sr. Marcia Sims, SSS
Coordinator of the Villa Retirement Community

Click here to Bid on Fabulous Getaways and Valuables

Silent Auction Opens Wednesday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m.
Concludes Sunday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m.


Cherubim Angels

Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Herman
Mrs. Frank Kostlan

Virtues Angels

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Condon
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Gowey
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Hynes

Mrs. Phyllis Nugent
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, III
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Woods, Jr.

Guardian Angels

Mrs. Nick Alexander
Dr. and Mrs. Tony Bower
Mr. and Mrs. John Brugman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Cabot
Mrs. John T. Cahill
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Chambers
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Day
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Edwards
Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Gerstner
Dr. Robert H. Hambleton, DDS
Mrs. Joseph Harris
Dr. Eric T. Haskell
Mrs. Robert A. Hoebbel
Ms. Lindsey E. Holliday

Mr. and Mrs. James Hollingsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Jones
Mrs. Susan Diane Kelterer
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Liautaud
Ms. Sandra Line
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Loftus
Mr. and Mrs. David J. O'Keefe
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Osborn
Mrs. Alice L. Recendez
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Schmutz
Schnieders Capital Management
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Shea
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skeehan
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Smith
Ms. Kristina Sunness
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Whalen


Mrs. R-Lene de Lang
Mary Helen Vega

Special Gratitude

Mr. Phil Browne
Mr. Christian de Guzman
R-Lene Mijares de Lang
Fr. Gregory M. Goethals, SJ
Mr. Andres Gomez
Mrs. John Hatton

Mr. Edgar Joya
Mr. Charles Kim
Sr. Chris Machado, SSS
Maty Monfort Novia
Mr. Tom Recendez
Sr. Marcia Sims, SSS


Sr. Martha Vega, SSS and Sr. Yolanda Vega, SSS — Flowers
Mr. Dave Savage — Catering
All the wonderful staff at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center
The Sisters of Social Service Archives Team

Auction Donors

Mrs. Phyllis Nugent
Mrs. Frank Kostlan
The Dorchester Collection
Malibu Beach Inn
Mijares Mexican Restaurant
Empire Diamond Company

City of Angels Jewelry
Robert John Russo Gallery
Mary Grace, Zulu Nyala
Johnny Was, San Marino
Pearls Boutique, San Marino

Our story...

For 90 years the Social Service Auxiliary has partnered with the Sisters of Social Service in their efforts to uplift the lives of those living on the margins of our society. Because of the vision of Sister Frederica Horvath, foundress of the Sisters of Social Service of Los Angeles, the Sisters set out on an energetic quest to cultivate benefactors who appreciated the mission and charism of the community and could support their critical daily needs as well as the important work they gifted neighborhoods across Los Angeles. Today we continue to collaborate with the Sisters with their mission to meet the needs of those who are alienated, struggling, or living in poverty, giving them a voice and supporting them as they try to create a better life for themselves and their families. We are grateful for the continued support of our members, friends and benefactors. We would not be able to help the Sisters and their life-giving ministries without your financial assistance!

Here are some of the ministries the Auxiliary partners with the Sisters of Social Service:

  • Camp Mariastella
  • International Life Services
  • Los Angeles House of Ruth
  • Regis House Community Center
  • SSS Archives
  • Villa Retirement Community

All proceeds from the benefit will directly support the ministries of the Sisters of Social Service.

Thank you for your support!