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

New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, May 21, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Silent Auction Donations Needed!

Thank you St Louis Parish family for your generosity thus far to the Clarksville Picnic Silent Auction! But we have just begun our donation collecting, so here are some of the big hit donations types we’d love to have added to our auction donations for 2017
• Sporting event tickets (Ravens, Redskins, Orioles, Nats, Capitals, Wizards, etc)
• Time Share vacation rentals (get a large deduction at tax time)
• Golf, Hunting or other Outdoor adventures
• Bed & Breakfast or a Weekend Getaways
To donate an item for the Silent Auction, please click here.
Please Contact Shawn Cunningham, Silent Auction Chair, for more information – 410-961-6216 shawn.t.cunningham@verizon.net

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 vyozwiak@stlouisparish.org or tschuessler@stlouisparish.org.

Summer Camp at St. Louis School!

Looking for a relaxed, nurturing environment for your children this summer? Look no further than Camp SLS and Little Knights Camp! Our camps are open to children in grades PK-8. Visit the St. Louis School website at www.stlouisparish.org/school/campsls for more information, camp week calendars, and the online registration form.

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May 28, 2017
  • College & Young Adult: Homecoming Weekend

    Let st. Louis welcome you home for the summer! Register with College Ministry and pick up a summer calendar (for college students and young adults) after Mass!

    This weekend is hosted by the College Alumni Ministry. Visit their site online for more information: http://www.stlouisparish.org/college-alumni-ministry/

  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • MS CYM: Youth Mass (Graduate Blessing) 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • HS CYM: Youth Mass (Graduate Blessing) 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • HS CYM: and 11am People for People Bake Sale 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • HS CYM: Brunch - Caddigan FULL 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

May 29, 2017
  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day

  • College & Young Adult: Habitat for Humanity! 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Registration for the College Habitat for Humanity trip is open from March 1-May 1. For more information, see the web: http://www.stlouisparish.org/collegehabitat/

May 30, 2017
  • School: 8th Grade Trip

  • School: No School Mass

  • College & Young Adult: Habitat for Humanity! 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Registration for the College Habitat for Humanity trip is open from March 1-May 1. For more information, see the web: http://www.stlouisparish.org/collegehabitat/

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

  • College & Young Adult: Formation for Ministry with Young Adults 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Archdiocese of Baltimore is sponsoring a two-part training workshop for all those interested in learning more about and acquiring skills in ministry with, for, and to people in their 20’s and 30’s. This would include clergy, religious, young adult ministry core teams, sacramental preparation ministers (especially for Baptism and Marriage), and vocation ministers. The training will be at the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, MD from 6-9pm on May 16 and May 30. Please plan to attend both sessions.

    **St. Louis will be sending it's Young Adult Advocacy Team to this training... please contact kerskine@stlouisparish.org if you are interested in attending as well.**

  • Parish: Adult Faith Formation: Catholicism - Pivotal Players 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Social Hall

May 31, 2017
  • College & Young Adult: Pat to Visit College WC

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

  • College & Young Adult: Habitat for Humanity! 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Registration for the College Habitat for Humanity trip is open from March 1-May 1. For more information, see the web: http://www.stlouisparish.org/collegehabitat/

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

June 1, 2017
  • School: 8th Grade Awards Assembly 1:30 p.m. - Church

  • School: Pre-K End of Year Celebration 9:30 a.m. - Cafeteria

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Meeting 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Room 307

  • College & Young Adult: Habitat for Humanity! 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Registration for the College Habitat for Humanity trip is open from March 1-May 1. For more information, see the web: http://www.stlouisparish.org/collegehabitat/

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