Archdiocese Reverses Decision To Close ‘Our Lady Of Good Counsel’ Church In Locust Point

Yesterday, the Archdiocese of Baltimore released its Seek The City Final Plan. In the plan, 61 existing parishes in Baltimore City and the immediate suburbs will be merged into 30 worship and ministry sites. While the proposal released to the public in April had St. Mary Star of the Sea in Federal Hill and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Locust Point closing, the final plan will keep Our Lady of Good Counsel open.

The Catholic Community of South Baltimore (CCSB) will be seated at Holy Cross in Federal Hill with additional worship at Our Lady of Good Counsel. St. Mary Star of the Sea will be closed within six months.

The proposal had Pigtown’s Transfiguration Catholic Community remaining open and merging into the CCSB parish as an additional worship site, but Transfiguration will now be closing.

A large community effort to save Our Lady Good Counsel proved successful. More than 100 letters were submitted to the Archdiocese of Baltimore on behalf of the church, and many CCSB parishioners and supporters showed up to public comment sessions.