The Catholic Community of South Baltimore joins together three historic urban parishes to be a beacon of Christ's Light in our neighborhoods and beyond. Entrusted with this light at baptism, we go forth celebrating the sacraments, proclaiming the gospel, and serving the people of God. CCSB offers both daily and weekend masses across the three parishes of Holy Cross, St. Mary Star of the Sea, and Our Lady of Good Counsel.  

Our Common Prayer OVER Lent

With the many improvement projects going on at our three campuses, it is a good time to look at ourselves holistically and see what might need to be restored within the parish. Fr. Patrick invited us all this Lent to pray about the following and begin to write down your thoughts in the small booklets that were distributed at mass. These thoughts will be gathered in future weeks.

  • What is the next step for our three parishes?
  • What would you like to see by year's end (Liturgically, Socially, Outreach, Education, etc.)?
  • On what strengths should we build to further our mission?
  • What are some of the bigger challenges we face and how can we meet them?
  • What are the hurdles that prevent us from being the best we can be?

Please join us at one of the following meetings to share your thoughts and reflections from your books. Please RSVP to the office so we can have refreshments available: 

  • Saturday, April 28 at 6:30 pm in St. Mary, Star of the Sea 
  • Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 pm in the Good Counsel Hall
  • Sunday, April 29 at 6:15 pm in the Holy Cross Hall
  • Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm in the Holy Cross Office

please support our Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Projects!

This year, we are making some much needed updates to our beautiful churches; please consider helping with a one-time gift now or a monthly contribution. We are incredibly thankful for the contributions we have received thus far. Read about the projects here

Boiler Fund - Your Help is Needed: We have created a Boiler Fund to cover the costs of new boilers for both St. Mary's and Holy Cross. Please discern your family's ability to give to this endeavor. Please note checks or online gifts with "BOILER." Thank you for your prayerful consideration. 

Holy Cross

  • Repair the Apse Wall - complete!
  • Refurbish Stations of the Cross - complete!
  • Replace boiler - in process

Our Lady of Good Counsel

  • Replace flooring & repair sub-floor - in process
  • Renovate former library and current meeting space

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

  • Restore Bell Tower - on hold
  • Replace the boiler - complete!


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news & Notes

Check out our Events and add them to your calendar directly from the website. Review Archdiocesan & Parish News.


There are a variety of easy ways to give back to help support the parish family. Give to the Local Community, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, or directly to CCSB. CCSB also supports the community through Our Daily Bread and other programs. As part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we encourage our community to give to the Archbishop's Annual Appeal.


CCSB can now accept donations through Venmo! Venmo is a peer-to-peer mobile payment platform that allows users to send money on-demand from their phone or computer with just a few clicks. Our Venmo username is @CCSB9.