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).


Nov. 13, 7-9 pm @ St. Andrew by the Bay, Annapolis
The Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Baltimore is hosting several presentations regarding marriage, divorce and annulments. The topics will be helpful for divorced Catholics and those wishing to marry in the Church. No prior registration is required. Contact 410-547-5533 for more information.

Parish Annual Report

The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018 was recently mailed to parishioners. If you are not registered, there are extra copies in the foyer of each church. The report is a synopsis of the past fiscal year.

Holy Cross HEAT

The Parish just signed a contract to have a new boiler installed! Updates will be provided as the project gets underway. The church may be chilly the first few weeks of winter, but hopefully not far into the winter.


$10,000 RAFFLE to benefit sisters of saint joseph!

Support the Sisters of Saint Joseph, who live in the St. Mary Convent, via their annual raffle for the retired Sisters. Chances are available after masses or at the parish office. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5. The Grand Prize of $10,000 drawing occurs December 2.


December 1st - Tomb of Christ Exhibit @ National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.
Many of our confirmation students are visiting the National Geographic Museum’s TOMB OF CHRIST Exhibit, an hour-long, multi- dimensional tour (3D, virtual reality, holograms). If interested in attending, contact Father Carrion (

December 7th & 8th - Door to Bethlehem Tour @ Seton Shrine
Based on the tradition of Las Posadas, a guide leads a “Door to Bethlehem” tour through the grounds of the Seton Shrine. Tours are every 15 minutes between 4pm and 6:30pm. Info & to register:

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, from 5-8 pm, your kids will be supervised by adults at Our Lady of Good Counsel Hall. Activities will be planned! Limited to 8 kids per evening. First come, first serve. Sign up the Wednesday before. For more information, contact


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news & Notes

Check out our Events and add them to your calendar directly from the website. Review Archdiocesan & Parish News.


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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.