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.  


Vacation Bible School

July 9-13, 9am-5pm @ Our Lady of Good Counsel
Sign your kids up for Vacation Bible School now! The program includes arts and crafts, playground time and a field trip! Contact Lisa at or Trish Kear at Register here or call the office.  Cost is $200/child (financial assistance available).

Summer Seminarians

This summer, three Baltimore seminarians will reside at the Parish. Please welcome them over the next months!

Tyler Kline was ordained a deacon on May 26. He studies at Mount St. Mary Seminary. His home parish is St. Philip Neri. This summer, he will be working with the vocation office.

Maurice Sundae immigrated from Cameroon two years ago and studies at St. Mary Seminary.

Thomas O'Donnell studies at Mount St. Mary's and graduated from Loyola University, having grown up in the Catonsville area. This summer, he will be continuing his studies in advanced languages. 

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!

Holy Cross Update (6/12): Plaster and painting will commence on the remaining dome this week. Should we need to close the church for a week, we will post here, on Facebook and to our email list. 


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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.