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. We are now known as The Catholic Community of South Baltimore Parish (canonically) and The Catholic Community of South Baltimore, Inc. (civilly).

Welcome seminarians & parish intern

Deacon Joseph Illes
In his final year anticipating Priesthood in the Spring of 2019, Joe is from the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ and is a Univ. of Richmond graduate majoring in French medieval history.

Matthew Houle
A third year theologian from the Diocese of Albany, NY, Matt taught social studies and theology in Catholic High schools before entering the seminary.

Sampson Onuwere
A first year theologian studying for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sampson is from Nigeria where he attended high school seminary followed by receiving an MA at St. Leo University in Florida.

Vicente Garcia
Vicente (vee-sen-tay) graduated from Mt. St. Mary in 2017 and is discerning applying to the Vocations Office. This academic year, he will be residing and working at the parish.



Saturday, October 13, 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! Contact the office as to how and where to drop off your treasures (items such as housewares, toys, goofy things, books, music, etc.; no clothes or linens please). Volunteer needed for the event either in setting up, Shift 1, Shift 2 or clean up.  Drop of baked goods the day before or day of; drop off liquor and beer donations to the office or at mass.

Parents Night Out!

Go out to dinner, runs some errands, see a movie, take care of a project around the house...we've got you covered. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday night, CCSB will watch the kids from 5-8 pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Hall. Limited to 8 kids per evening. First come, first serve. Sign up the Wednesday before. For more information, contact


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 CD Faith at Work and the Holy Moment by Matthew Kelly.

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.