Please join us for our annual OKTOBERFEST!

Saturday, October 7  *  NOON to 4:00 pm
Our Lady of Good Counsel  *  1532 E. Fort Avenue

Beer & Soda, Burgers & Brats, Potato Salad & Kraut

Polka with the band, Peruse the White Elephant Table, and Play the $1,000 raffle. You don't need to be present to win!  
Support the parish by purchasing your raffle tickets ONLINE

*  Rain or Shine  *  All are Welcome!  *

Rosary congress - octave of prayer

October is the Month of Mary and this year is the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions. The Basilica is hosting an Octave of Prayer from October 7-13 whereby the Basilica will be open 24/7 for Eucharistic Adoration, recitation of the Rosary, engaging talks and special masses -- all to promote the Fatima message of peace. The world and our city so hunger for peace. For evening and early morning hours, there will be two security guards at the Basilica to ensure your safety. Sign up to participate

We need your support for our Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Projects!

This year, we are making some much needed updates to our beautiful churches; please consider helping throughout the year with a one-time gift now, a monthly contribution, or an end-of-calendar-year offering.

Read about the projects here, or please take home a brochure from church for more information. 

Holy Cross

  • Repairing the Apse Wall (section surrounding the altar)
  • Refurbishing the Stations of the Cross

Our Lady of Good Counsel

  • Replacing the flooring & repairing the sub-floor
  • Renovating former library and current meeting space

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

  • Restoring the Bell Tower



The mission of Dynamic Catholic is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. The Catholic Community of South Baltimore is a member parish of Dynamic Catholic.  Learn more here.


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 Highlights


Give back to help support the parish family in a number of ways.  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.  


Burying the Dead is one of the 7 Corporal Works of Mercy.  The other works  include Feeding the Hungry, Care for the Sick, Visit the imprisoned.  These Works of Mercy remind us of the need to give dignity  to the body in life and in death.  The Body is the Temple of the Spirit since each of us are made in the image of likeness of God.  The body in life and death therefore should be respected fully. 

Parish information




The Catholic Community of South Baltimore (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.

Check back for specific schedules for other seasons throughout the year.