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


Beginning Saturday, June 2, we will suspend the 5:30 pm Mass.
The rest of the weekend Mass schedule remains the same:
Saturday at 4:00 pm, and Sunday at 6:45 am, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:15 am, and 12:45 pm. Thank you for your understanding.

The St. Louis Choir is Recruiting!

A Few Good Men (and Women!) Needed
The St. Louis Choir seeks enthusiastic, spirit-filled singers to enhance our ranks at masses on Sundays at 11:15am. See the Music Ministry Page for more details.

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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 July 8 at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


July 21, 2018
  • College & Young Adult: Service Day 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    During our Service Day, we will be helping some of the local members of our communities through both St. Francis and St. Louis parishes. Meet in the St. Louis parking lot at 9am, to return at 12:30pm. Please bring appropriate sunscreen, bug spray, hat, water bottle, working gloves, boots, etc. RSVP on the facebook page or by emailing the College Minister.

July 22, 2018
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • MS CYM: Lunches to the Homeless 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • HS CYM: Lunches to the Homeless 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

July 26, 2018
  • HS CYM: Teen ACTS Retreat

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

    Monthly committee meeting

July 27, 2018
  • HS CYM: Teen ACTS Retreat

July 28, 2018
  • HS CYM: Teen ACTS Retreat

July 29, 2018
  • HS CYM: Teen ACTS Retreat

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament