St. Louis Parish

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Welcome, I am delighted that you have chosen to learn more about us and our parish community. We are located in western Howard County and although we are a large community, visitors to our church invariably remark about the friendliness and warmth of the people and staff at St. Louis.

Much like our Catholic faith, our parish history and roots run deep, beginning at the Chapel of Doughoregan Manor, home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1766-1832), the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our first “public” church was built in 1855, has been lovingly restored and now serves as a wayside chapel for our parish cemetery on Ten Oaks Road. In 1889 our second church, a beautiful stone Gothic chapel, was built on our campus here in Clarksville, and is very much in use today for daily prayer, adoration, baptisms, weddings, and funerals. Our parish continued to experience tremendous growth and in 1980 a new and larger church was built to accommodate that growth. However, continued growth over the last two decades necessitated the building of an even larger church which was dedicated in April of 2006.

If I were asked to describe the spirit of this community, I would say that it is a community that is very much in tune with the times–proud to be exceptionally active and involved in a broad array of ministries and activities while at the same time respecting and advocating the basic traditional Christian values that the Gospel proclaims. Please feel free to visit–you are always welcome!

Sincerely in Christ,
Msgr. Joseph L. Luca

Ash Wednesday (March 1)

Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the following Masses and Prayer Service on Wednesday: 7:00 am; 9:30 am (School Mass); 12Noon (Prayer Service); 5:00 pm; and 7:00pm.

New Parish Office Hours

Monday—Friday from 9:00am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm

2016 Contribution Statements

If you made Capital Campaign contributions during 2016, you will automatically receive a statement which will include all donations made to St Louis Church during the year. If you did not make any contributions to the Capital Campaigns, you may request a statement.

St. Louis Inclement Weather Policy

St. Louis Parish takes seriously its obligation to provide for the safety of those on our campus. This policy reflects our commitment to making safety a priority.
• Closure of the St. Louis Campus applies to all offices, events, and ministries.
• Weather-related announcements will be posted on our parish website and delivered through Flocknote.
View the Inclement Weather Policy

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change

Online-Giving
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New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, March 19, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

February 28, 2017
  • School: No School Mass in lieu of Mass on Ash Wednesday

  • MS CYM: Net Ministries mtg (Conference Room) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  • HS CYM: CLOSED: Summit Lake Planning Mtg 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This meeting is for the team members who are responsible for planning the Summit Lake Retreat (April 7-9).

March 1, 2017
  • School: School Mass 9:30 a.m. - Ash Wednesday

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Ash Wednesday

  • Faith in the Family: Ash Wednesday Mass 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, we are reminded by the placing of ashes on our foreheads that we are dust and to dust we shall return. We are also reminded to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. The blessed ashes are worn by Catholics that day to also remind us that we have now entered the solemn season of Lent. Please check the bulletin for the various times of Mass and a communion service on Ash Wednesday. All are encouraged to attend one of the services that day. I will be handing out the Ceramics projects after the Ash Wednesday Masses. No RSVP is necessary. To receive credit for this activity, please complete an electronic summary; the directions are on page 31 in the “How To” book.

  • Faith in the Family: Ash Wednesday Mass 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, we are reminded by the placing of ashes on our foreheads that we are dust and to dust we shall return. We are also reminded to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. The blessed ashes are worn by Catholics that day to also remind us that we have now entered the solemn season of Lent. Please check the bulletin for the various times of Mass and a communion service on Ash Wednesday. All are encouraged to attend one of the services that day. I will be handing out the Ceramics projects after the Ash Wednesday Masses. No RSVP is necessary. To receive credit for this activity, please complete an electronic summary; the directions are on page 31 in the “How To” book.

  • Youth Religious Ed: 5 Week Series (WIRED) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

March 3, 2017
  • School: Deadline for 8th grade students to register for Archdiocese of Baltimore High Schools

  • HS CYM: Spark! Retreat Registration Closes

    The Spark! Retreats are 2 of our retreat options for Confirmation and high school students.

    CONFIRMATION sign up begins: Jan 23
    CONFIRMATION deadline: Jan 27
    Regular sign up begins: Feb 7
    Registration deadline: March 3

    More information and the permission form is online at: http://www.stlouisparish.org/cym/high-school-retreats/

  • Parish: Lenten meal 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner in the Social Hall $7/adults, $4/children 4-12, under 4 free followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm in the church

  • MS CYM: Net Night 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Faith in the Family: Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Come journey with Jesus in the Church on Fridays during Lent. This event walks through the final moments of Jesus’ life with prayer and meditation at each station. Many children will have not had the experience of doing this before and it is very meaningful. All are encouraged to attend the Stations at least once during Lent. No RSVP is necessary. The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Daughters invite parishioners to join them for Lenten Fish Fry’s/Lenten Soup and Bread which take place in the Social Hall BEFORE the Stations of the Cross. Please be sure to check the bulletin for the dates as there is one Friday that a meal will not be served before the Stations of the Cross. Come enjoy a meal with fellow parishioners and other families from Faith in the Family before walking the Stations with Jesus. To receive credit for this activity, please complete an electronic summary; the directions are on page 31 in the “How To” book.

March 4, 2017
  • Elementary Religious Ed: Saturday Religious Education 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Spred Class 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Our Faith Classes 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Parish: BAPTISM ANNIVERSARY CARDS 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Deacon Fred needs help with preparing cards and stuffing envelopes for sending BAPTISM ANNIVERSARY CARDS in Rooms 301/302. If you would be willing to join this effort, please contact him at fmauser@stlouisparish.org or call 410-489-2339.

  • Faith in the Family: Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18
    This Proverbs teaches us that our words have the ability to either build up or tear down those around us. Come learn about the importance of using our words to build up – not tear down! In the Veggie Tales movie: Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed, a gossiping Weed spreads rumors –anything she can overhear to everyone she meets. She has the ability to spread rumors like wildfire. Can the Veggie Tales crew stop the Weed? Join us for snacks, drinks, a movie and a craft to learn that God doesn’t want us to tell stories that can hurt people. God wants us to spread nice words. Please RSVP to alober@stlouisparish.org when you receive the Constant Contact invitation. Please bring a donation of a gift card of any denomination to Giant, Safeway, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, etc. for the Grassroots shelter. This activity is most appropriate for K-5th grade. To receive credit for the activity, please complete the Activity Review at the end of the activity.