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
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New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, October 22, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


October 20, 2017
  • School: NO AM OR PM BUSES

  • MS CYM: HCYM MS Hayride/Bonfire

  • Parish: Respect Life Friday Night Prayer 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Chapel

  • Faith in the Family: St. Louis Concert Series: Music for Guitar & Harpsichord 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    With Ben Altman on guitar and Heather Adelsberger, on harpsichord/piano playing music of Manuel Ponce, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Bach. See more information and RSVP at To submit an electronic summary for credit, please see p. 33 in the 2017-18 "How To" manual.

  • 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.

  • Parish: Candlelight Concert 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Church

    Ben Altman, guitar - Heather Adelsberger, harpsichord and piano
    Music of Manuel Ponce, Joaquín Rodrigo, Bach, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Luigi Boccherini

October 21, 2017
  • School: Night of Knights! Let's go Hawaiian

  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Education

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

October 22, 2017
  • Wee Praise: No Wee Praise Classes

  • 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: Response to High School Speaker at Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    The Youth Mass is celebrated at the 9:30am Mass on the 4th Sunday of the month from September through May. At each Youth Mass, a high school student is asked to give a reflection of the Gospel reading. In addition, the speaker applies the message of the Gospel to his/her life. These reflections are very inspirational, especially because they come from the future of the Church: our young people.
    To complete an activity review, please follow the directions given on page 27 in the 2017-18 “How To” manual you were given at the Opening Meeting. E-mail the reflection in a Word document to I would highly recommend that these reflections be completed on the same day the Mass is attended. In that way, the student is able to remember details from the high school student.

  • College & Young Adult: College Tour: College Park- Dinner @ Mass 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Dinner @ Krazi Kebob followed by Mass at 8pm at the Memorial Chapel. Contact to RSVP and let Katie know if you need a ride.

October 23, 2017
  • Parish: Discovering Christ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

  • Youth Religious Ed: Monday Religious Ed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

  • Parish: Miraculous Medal Novena 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - in the Chapel