2017 annual report & appeal
The 2017 Annual report & Appeal, introduced last weekend, will appear in parishioners' mailboxes later this month. Other than two fundraisers during the year, this is the our only other annual appeal for gifts. Please consider a new gift using envelopes, EFT or online giving, or take the next step and increase your current offertory to assist with our operations. If you do not recieve the mailing, you might not be a registered parishioner! Help us serve you: please complete and return the census card found in the back of the church or here, so we can notify you of events and assist you.
CCSB is selling Advent wreaths for $10 each. They include evergreen, four candles and a brass holder. Orders are due by Wed., Nov. 22. Order online or call the parish office at 410-752-8498 to place your order.
2017 ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SEASON
Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Day. The Christmas season runs from Christmas Day through the Baptism of the Lord. Mark your calendars now with these important holiday masses and other events.
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, a monthly contribution, or an end-of-calendar-year offering. We are incredibly thankful for the $91,000 we have received thus far, and we still have a ways to go. Your support is appreciated.
Read about the projects here, or please take home a brochure from church for more information.
- Repair the Apse Wall (section surrounding the altar)
- Refurbish the Stations of the Cross (just 4 left to sponsor)
Our Lady of Good Counsel
- Replace the flooring & repairing the sub-floor
- Renovate former library and current meeting space
St. Mary, Star of the Sea
- Restore 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.
There are a variety of easy 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.
Burying the dead is one of the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy. The other works include feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and visiting 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 likeness of God. The body in life and death, therefore, should be respected fully.
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.