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. 


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!


Sixth Annual Fun Run

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Saturday, Sept. 8, 8am @ Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Register at or get more info at

14th Annual Gala:
Celebrating the Gift

Saturday, Nov. 10, 6pm @ Sheraton Baltimore North (Towson)
They are in need of dining gift cards and bottles of wine for this event. Drop off at St. Martin's Home c/o Sr. Lawrence Mary.

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

Note: Holy Angels Catholic School (Caton Ave. & I-95) now welcomes 3-year-olds into their new Pre-K 3 program. Call
443-602-3200 or visit for more information.

Young Adult Ministry

Every month, our Young Adult community (20s/30s) gathers for a variety of social, service, and faith-based events. Events include Second Sunday Social, Believe into Tomorrow House and lots more! Join the Facebook group (Catholic Community of South Baltimore Young Adults), Google Group (Catholic Young Adults of Baltimore) or contact Beth at Learn more here.

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!


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.