to Dec 23

Church Decorating

Stay after mass and help prepare the churches for the Christmas masses. Light the trees, set up the nativity scene and arrange the poinsettias.

Dec. 22 after the 5:30 pm mass at St. Mary’s
Dec. 23 after the 11 am mass at Good Counsel
Dec. 23 after the 5 pm mass at Holy Cross

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10:00 AM10:00

Church Cleaning Party

Can you help the parish prepare for the Christmas season? Please consider staying after your mass — many hands make light work — and help clean the church. Refreshments will be served!

9am crew - wipe down the pews at Holy Cross
11am crew - wipe down thew pews & dust the altars at Our Lady of Good Counsel
5pm crew - dust the altars at Holy Cross

We are looking for a small team to help at St. Mary’s during the week as it is too late and dark after the 5:30pm mass. Please call the office if you’re able to help.

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7:30 PM19:30

Young Adults: A Festive Evening Indoors

Come hang out at the Holy Cross Ministry House for a Christmas Party! With the exact same amount, if not slightly more, music than usual! Our friends, All The Brighter will be playing songs from their album, Where We Were Born. We may also have a few friends pop in beforehand to play some tunes! As per usual, we will have some drinks and food, but encourage you to bring you favorite holiday treats and dishes. All The Brighter will also have copies of their album for sale!

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7:00 PM19:00

VESPERS for Miscarried Children

A Vespers (evening prayer) service will be offered by Holy Innocents Ministry at St. Mary’s Seminary (5400 Roland Ave Baltimore, MD 21210). Anyone who has been impacted by a miscarriage is welcome to come and pray in remembrance of her or his child. For more information about these events, contact Holy Innocents at 410-547-3142 or Holy Innocents is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, run by the Offices of Cemetery Management and Respect Life. For more information, visit:

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9:00 AM09:00

Community Tree Planting

@ 300 E. Gittings St.
The neighborhood groups in South Baltimore are requesting help planting trees and beautifying the area. This is an awesome opportunity to grow the community and help South Baltimore be the place we all know it can be. Early November is a great time to be outside with friends and community members, so we are really hoping for a good showing! All are welcome and no experience is required!  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Please sign up on the link here: and then email Jason at so he knows to look out for you.

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5:30 PM17:30

South Baltimore Prayer Walk

Bishop Madden along with the Catholic Community of South Baltimore invites you to participate in the next prayer walk at Holy Cross (110 East West Street, 21230). The evening will begin with a light meal at 5:30 p.m. and end before 7:30 p.m. During the walk, we will pray at specific locations that have been affected by violence, and for all those individuals who have been so terribly affected by violence, and for a change of heart in those given to violence. The neighbors are always encouraged by our witness, and we know that our prayers are heard. RSVP to 410-752-8498

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