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

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

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

February 20, 2017
  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED - Presidents' Day

  • HS CYM: Worthy of the Call Training 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Youth Religious Ed: NO - Monday Religious Ed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

February 21, 2017
  • School: NO AM OR PM BUSES - Howard County Public Schools are Closed

February 22, 2017
  • HS CYM: Worthy of the Call Training 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

February 23, 2017
  • Parish: Haiti Committee Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Room 307 or Room 303

    Monthly committee meeting

February 24, 2017
  • Faith in the Family: Family Holy Hour 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Pope Francis holds up the family as vital to building the church for the future. He says that love must be freely shared for faith to grow. He goes on to say That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life, and life to become faith.

    Please join us in the 1889 Chapel as our parish deacons and children's music ministry lead us in prayer, reflection and song with our Eucharistic Lord. All ages are encouraged to attend! These family holy hours focus on the importance of praying together as a family and striving to raise holy, Christ-centered families. Questions? Contact the Holy Family Ministry. No RSVP necessary. To receive credit for this activity, please complete an electronic summary; the directions are on page 31 in the “How To” book.

  • Parish: FAMILY HOLY HOURS 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Please join us as our parish deacons and children’s music ministry lead us in prayer, reflection and song with our Eucharistic Lord. Family Holy Hours are at 6:00pm in the 1889 Chapel during the 2016 – 2017 school year. All ages are encouraged to attend! These family holy hours focus on the importance of praying together as a family and striving to raise holy, Christ-centered families. Questions? Contact the Holy Family Prayer Ministry: Kathleen/Francis Rybinski at RybinskiFamily@yahoo.com or 410-489-5609. "The family that prays together stays together." ~ Servant of God Father Peyton, CSC