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. In June, the three separate parishes were combined under one legal state corporation and one canonical Roman Catholic parish. 

Young Adult Retreat
The Road to Emmaus: Encountering Christ in Day-to-Day Life

Sunday, February 10, 9:30 am - 4:45 pm @ Our Lady of Good Counsel
Join a fun, action packed day with young adults (20s & 30s) who are looking to develop and deepen Christian friendships and explore ways to find and live the mission of the Catholic Church. There will be talks centered on encountering Christ in day-to-day life, a service project, and lots of great fellowship. This event is FREE, but there will be a free-will offering taken on the day of, to assist the parish with covering expenses for the day (lunch, service project supplies, etc.). Questions? Contact Beth Mayr at See you at the retreat!  Sign up today!

9 am - gather, optional coffee and donuts
9:30 am - retreat begins
4:45 pm - retreat ends
5 pm - Mass at Good Counsel*
6 pm - dinner at Port Public House (optional - pay on your own)

*There will still be the normally-scheduled 5 pm Mass at Holy Cross on this day. Fr. Kevin Ewing will also celebrate Mass at 5 pm at Good Counsel for retreat participants. All are welcome to join for this Mass.

Boiler Donations Needed

The parish unexpectedly had to replace the boiler at Good Counsel. Fortunately, this is a much smaller project than the one at Holy Cross. The boiler will cost nearly $35,000. We’re asking parishioners for help defraying the cost. You can give via Venmo (CCSB9), by credit card or in the offertory. Please make sure all donations denote ‘For Boiler.’ Thank you for your prayerful consideration!

CCSB Mission Statement

Since July, our three churches officially became the Catholic Community of South Baltimore Parish. These church and state law recognitions provide an opportunity for CCSB to redefine, rewrite and refocus its mission statement. In 2019, we will embark on this endeavor, providing opportunities to engage parishioners. The parish is looking for a steering committee to help craft the statement. If interested, please contact the office. More details to come.


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.

news & Notes

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new offertory envelope system

CCSB has changed envelope companies to one that is more affordable and efficient. Though parishioner numbers have changed, your gifts are still tracked in the database by name, not by number. If you wish to switch to electronic giving or have other questions, please call the office at 410-752-8498.