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

It’s quick and easy to register as a parishioner at St. Louis Church! Please complete this registration form and bring it with you to the next scheduled New Parishioner Welcome Session. That’s it! The next session will be held September 16 at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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September 22, 2018
  • School: Cross Country Meet 8:30 am @ Trinity School

  • College & Young Adult: YA/Up and Out Leadership Retreat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

September 23, 2018
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Youth Religious Ed: EDGE 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • MS CYM: Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • HS CYM: Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Response to High School Speaker at Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am Church See more details

  • HS CYM: Brunches @ Grassroots - Caddigan 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

September 24, 2018
  • School: Spirit Night - Chick-fil-A, Clarksville - All Day (dine in or carry out)!

  • Youth Religious Ed: Monday Religious Ed - 1st class 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

September 25, 2018
  • School: Student Council Induction - 9:30 a.m.

September 26, 2018
  • School: Room Parent Meeting -- 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Art Room)

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Saturday Religious Education Volunteer Open House 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Calling all Catechists, Catechist Assistants, Youth Helpers and our Resource Team: Please join us for our annual open house and "Mash-tinis". Light fare dinner will be served from 6pm to 7pm, followed by activities of interest.

    Please mark your calendar to join us as we usher in another fantastic year of religious education. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Parish: Children of Light Prayer Group 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Room 306/307

  • Youth Religious Ed: WIRED 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

September 27, 2018
  • School: Catholic High School Fair 6:00-8:05 p.m.

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Room 303

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

    Monthly committee meeting

September 28, 2018
  • School: Out of Uniform Day - $1