St. Louis Parish

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
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New Parishioner Welcome Sessions

To register as a parishioner, click on this link to download a registration form. Please complete the form and then plan to attend the next scheduled Welcoming Program. The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, November 19, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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October 24, 2017
  • Parish: Women's Bible Study 9:30 am - 11:30 am - Room 301-306

  • Faith in the Family: Meditation Rosary for World Peace 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Court St. Louis of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will sponsor a meditation Rosary for World Peace and the reparation of souls as requested by Our Lady in Fatima 100 years ago. We will be praying in the Chapel. We hope you and your family members will join us for this special prayer time as a community. Contact Cathie Kaulfuss at 301-821-6714 or Daria McGehee at 410-935-8966 for more information. See p. 33 in the 2017-18 “How To” manual to complete an electronic summary for this event.

  • Parish: Meditation Rosary for World Peace 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Catholic Daughters of the Americas will sponsor a Meditation Rosary for World Peace and the reparation of souls as requested by Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal 100 years ago. We will be praying in the Chapel at 6:00 pm. We hope you and your family members will join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for this special prayer time as a community. Contact Cathie Kaulfuss at 301-821- 6714; or Daria McGehee at 410 935-8966 for more information.

  • Parish: Tuesday Catechism Study 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 301-302

October 25, 2017
  • School: AOB Information Session for ALL Volunteers 7:00-8:00 p.m. Gym

  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic Quilting Group 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Room 306

  • Parish: RCIA 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 301-302

  • Parish: Charismatic Praise and Worship 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

October 26, 2017
  • School: Out of Uniform Day

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Room 303

  • Parish: Haiti Committee Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Room 307 or Room 303

    Monthly committee meeting

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

  • Parish: Thursday Night Scripture Study 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Social Hall

  • Parish: Women's ACTS Retreat Team 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Room 302

October 27, 2017
  • Faith in the Family: Respect Life Prayer Service 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Please plan to participate in these varied forms of prayer as presented by the various Ministries of St. Louis Parish. This hour of quiet, contemplative prayer encourages us to reflect on the sanctity of life. It encourages us to pray for those most vulnerable: the unborn, and the aging. The newly renovated 1889 Chapel provides a special setting for this hour of prayer. All are welcome; no RSVP is necessary. To receive credit for this activity, please complete an electronic summary; the directions are on page 33 in the 2017-18 “How To” manual.