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

New Parish Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:00pm
9:00am to 6:00pm
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.

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 or

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 for more information, camp week calendars, and the online registration form.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


April 29, 2017
  • HS CYM: Catholic Climate Covenant Mass St. Dominic's

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

  • Faith in the Family: The Story of Creation 9:00 am - 9:45 am

    "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

    Families are invited to join the children of Saturday morning Religion classes for an interactive story of creation. Children will be given props of stars, plants, trees, birds, fish, moon, and sun to help tell the story from the book of Genesis. The activity will be fun and engaging! Please join us!

    To receive credit for this activity, please follow the directions on page 31 of the "How To" book.

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Last Saturday Religious Education Class! 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Spred Class 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Our Faith Classes 9:00 am - 10:30 am

April 30, 2017
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Wee Praise: Last Wee Praise Class! 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Wee Praise is a structured, preschool religious education program for three-, four-, and five-year-old children held during the 9:30 Sunday morning Mass. For more information on this faith based, early childhood program please contact Mary Kolb at the Religious Education Office. Stay-tuned....registration for next year's Wee Praise classes will open mid May.

  • College & Young Adult: College & Young Adult Adoration 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Anyone is welcome to come adore at St. Louis' Sunday Eucharistic Adoration from 7am-10pm.

    College & Young Adult Ministry covers the hour from 6-7pm. If you are interested in singing up to be an adorer, please contact

    Thank you 🙂

May 1, 2017
  • School: 8th Grade Retreat - Monsignor O'Dwyer Retreat House

  • Parish: NEW ALTAR SERVER TRAINING 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    We are privileged to have great Altar Servers at our parish, and we are seeking new servers for the summer and next year. If you are entering the fifth grade or above next year, you are eligible to serve at the Altar during Mass. We have scheduled two dates for training: Monday, May 1, at 5 pm and Friday, May 5, at 4 pm in the Church. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. Please send me an email at and indicate which session you will be able to attend.

  • Youth Religious Ed: Catechist/Mentor Evaluation Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Parish: Sharing Christ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Social Hall

    A seven-week mission that trains Catholics to share Jesus Christ with others and invite them to be part of the Church.

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

May 2, 2017
  • Parish: Women's Bible Study 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Room 301-306

  • HS CYM: People for People Mtg 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

May 3, 2017
  • School: Welcome Wednesday visits for parents of prospective students 9:30-11:00 a.m.

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

  • Parish: RCIA 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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