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

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 October 21 at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


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October 15, 2018
  • School: Winter Uniforms begin

  • Parish: Discovering Christ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

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

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

  • Parish: Liturgy Committee Meeting 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 303

October 16, 2018
  • School: No school Mass

  • Parish: Women's Bible Study 9:30 am - 11:30 am - Parish Hall

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Meditation Rosary for World Peace 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm St Louis 1889 Chapel See more details

  • Parish: Meditation Rosary for World Peace 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Chapel

October 17, 2018
  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic Quilting Group 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Room 306

  • Elementary Religious Ed: First Penance Parent/Child Meeting 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Those receiving First Reconciliation - please join us for this mandatory Parent/Child Meeting in order to receive your materials and officially begin the preparation for this beautiful Sacrament. There are two meeting options, please choose the one that best fits your schedule - October 10th and October 17th.

  • Parish: Children of Light Prayer Group 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Room 306/307

  • Youth Religious Ed: WIRED 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

October 18, 2018
  • School: Out of Uniform Day $1

  • College & Young Adult: Raising Saints - Young parents group 10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Room 303

  • College & Young Adult: College Connection October Care Packaging 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

  • Parish: Adult Faith Formation: FORMED "Phillipians" 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Social Hall

  • Parish: Haiti Committee 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 303

October 19, 2018
  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED - Professional Day

  • MS CYM: Back From the Dead event 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm

  • HS CYM: Back from the Dead event 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Parish: Family Fun Night 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Calling all parish families! Don't forget to come out to the John Evans Gym for FAMILY FUN NIGHT. We will be taking a night-time trail walk so bring your flashlights. Don't miss this opportunity to stay active while having a great time with your family. Any questions contact Norm Belden at

  • Parish: Adoration led by ACTS Ministry 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Chapel

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Respect Life Prayer Service 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 1889 Chapel See more details

October 20, 2018
  • School: Cross Country Meet @ Trinity School

  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Classes


    Catholic Daughters Court St. Louis is sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday, October 20, 2018, departing at 9:00 am. The trip is open to all and is $52 per person which includes transportation, museum admission and Docent led tour. Contact Daria McGehee to book: or call or text 410-935-8966. Reserve early since space is limited.

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Family Ceramics with a Mission 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm St. Louis School Cafeteria See more details

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Family Ceramics with a Mission 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm St. Louis School Cafeteria See more details

October 21, 2018
  • Wee Praise: No Wee Praise Classes

  • School: Paint Nite - 7:00 p.m. - Cafeteria

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • HS CYM: Brunches @ Grassroots - Caddigan 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Noon Healing Mass 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Shrine of St. Anthony Chapel See more details

  • Parish: Welcome Session 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    It’s quick and easy to register as a parishioner at St. Louis Church! Please complete the registration form at and bring it with you to the next scheduled Welcome Session. That’s it!