St. Louis Parish

St. Louis Parish

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

New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, July 16, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Clarksville Picnic

The Clarksville Picnic, sponsored by St. Louis, is a tradition that will celebrate its 139th year in 2017. The picnic is always held on the last Saturday in June. This year it’s June 24. There are many ways that you can get involved and support our picnic.

WE CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! WE NEED YOU!!!! YES…YOU!!!!! Get yourself and your family signed up to volunteer for this year’s Clarksville Picnic here. We have a spot for everyone, no matter where your talent lies.

Clarksville Picnic Silent Auction
Our Silent Auction website is NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING! So if you haven’t already, please register on-line in three easy steps with your name, phone number and email address. It’s so convenient to do your bidding anytime which best suits your schedule on your own laptop, PC or personal device.

Just use this link to register as a bidder to get started:

Please review our wonderful collection of available items and help support the Picnic and our Church with your bids.

NEW for this year’s Silent Auction we have introduced Basket Raffles where you can win one or more of 6 terrific baskets including the following:
· Brooksville Beer & goodies – $70 value
· Baby Theme Basket – $100 value
· Led by the Spirit crate – $192 value
· Italian Theme Basket – $200 value
· Ravens Stadium Experience Basket – $246 value
· BBQ Theme Basket – $325 value
These Baskets will be on display the day of the picnic, 6/24, at our main Silent Auction desk located at the entrance leading to the Howard Bishop Room. Come see and get your raffle tickets!

Vacation Bible School 2017

It’s time to register your “Little Inventors” and youth guides for our Totally Catholic Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School! Join us the week of July 10 from 8:30 am to 12 noon where kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. To register, simply go to the Religious Education website and click on the VBS link to download forms. We’re also gathering our “Adult Crew Team.” For more info on how YOU can join in on this super fun week at VBS, please call Vickie Yozwiak or Tammy Schuessler at 410-531-6688 or email or

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


June 24, 2017
  • MS CYM: Clarksville Picnic and CYM Dunking Booth

  • HS CYM: Clarksville Picnic and CYM Dunking Booth

  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic

    The Clarksville Picnic is a tradition that will celebrate its 139th year in 2017. There are many ways that you can get involved and support our picnic. Please go to for more info.

  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC 7:00 am - 9:30 am - Room 303

June 25, 2017
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • HS CYM: Picnic Camp Take Down 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

June 27, 2017
  • HS CYM: CLOSED: Teen ACTS Retreat Planning Mtg 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

June 28, 2017
  • College & Young Adult: Volleyball 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Come for some FRIENDLY competition- aka no real skill required! Pizza provided.

  • Parish: Charismatic Prayer Meeting 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 306-307

June 29, 2017
  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Meeting 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Room 307

  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 304