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 parishes were combined under one legal state corporation and one canonical Roman Catholic parish. Effective July 1, 2018 we are now known as The Catholic Community of South Baltimore, Inc. As we move into this new declared entity, it provides us a great opportunity to fashion our parish as we would like and to determine where to focus our endeavors. Should you have any questions about this change, please contact Fr. Patrick. 

Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, facilitated by the Offices of Cemetery Management and Respect Life. Its primary mission is to assure every child who is miscarried (dying before they are born) has a sacred place to be buried. If you are someone you know is miscarrying or has miscarried and is in need of a sacred place to bury the child, please call 410-547-3142. The Archdiocese will make arrangements to take custody of the child and secure the child until burial. Pastoral visitors will come to a family's home or to the hospital wherever the miscarriage occurred to take custody. It is planned that the children will be buried in a shared grave (though separated within the casket). If interested in more information, please call the helpline or email the office at If interested in serving in this ministry, training will be provided. Interested volunteers can use the same contact information. 


SAVE the date: Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 13th, noon-4pm @ Our Lady of Good Counsel
Beer, burgers & brats! Wheels of Chance! Polka! White Elephant Sales! Start gathering your trash to become someone else's treasure at the popular White Elephant Sale! Sign ups for volunteer opportunities coming soon!

Young Family Ministry

Connect with other young families in the parish! Find out about Family Movie Night, playgroups and other activities for both parents and kids. Sign up for the Google Group here

Coffee & Conversation

July 22 after the 11 a.m. mass @ Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Join us for Coffee & Conversation! Welcome new parishioners, catch up with old friends and treat yourself and your kids to a donut!


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. This month's gift is the book DYING TO BE HAPPY by Chris Stepien.

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.