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

Haiti Committee

For more information please see the St. Louis Haiti Committee page.

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New Parishioner Welcome Sessions

To register as a parishioner, click on this link to download a registration form. Please complete the form and then plan to attend the next scheduled Welcoming Program. The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, November 19, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


November 24, 2017
  • Elementary Religious Ed: Offices of Religious Education Closed for the Holiday ~ Happy Thanksgiving

  • School: School Closed for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
  • Elementary Religious Ed: Offices of Religious Education Closed for the Holiday ~ Happy Thanksgiving

  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Education ~ Happy Thanksgiving

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

  • Faith in the Family: Advent Family Festival 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Shrine of St. Anthony

    You are invited to an Advent Family Festival at the Shrine of St. Anthony on Saturday November 25th from 1-5pm.

    This event features:
    Pictures with St. Nicolaus
    Build your own Advent wreath workshop
    Gingerbread House making workshop
    Snacks & cider
    and more

    The Shrine is opening its doors to all those who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the shopping weekend. There is no charge for this event but certain activities will accept donations. Please bring your family and friends!

    For more information please call the Shrine office at 410-531-2800.
    To receive credit for this activity, please submit an electronic summary.

November 26, 2017
  • Wee Praise: Happy Thanksgiving

  • 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 Church

    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.

  • Faith in the Family: Intercultural Mass and Social 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm church and Social Hall after Mass

    The parish is getting ready for the Third Annual Intercultural Celebration to be held on November 26, 2017 at the 12:45 pm Mass. Please join us to travel around the world and experience the many nations our parishioners represent (and you won't need luggage!) If you would like to see the country of your origin represented, please email Joanne Yuvanc at .

    The food table representing the USA will be giving out the All-American snack, chocolate chip cookies. If you would like to donate a dozen or two, contact Joanne.

    For credit for this activity, please submit an electronic summary.

  • Parish: INTER-CULTURAL CELEBRATION 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm - Church

    Join us if you want to travel around the world and experience the many nations our
    parishioners represent without needing a visa or luggage! If you would like to make sure your country is represented, please contact Joanne Yuvanc at

  • Faith in the Family: CANCELLED Historic Tour of the Shrine of St. Anthony 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Shrine of St. Anthony Chapel to begin

    CANCELLED. Check Shrine's event calendar in Jan. 2018.
    Join Judge Roger Whelan as he takes you and your family on a tour of the Shrine of St. Anthony at the Franciscan Friary. The Shrine of St. Anthony is located at 12290 Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City. Judge Roger Whelan is a wealth of information and will be able to answer any and all questions you may have after the tour. There is no charge for the tour. The tour lasts about an hour to an hour and a half. Finish off the tour by visiting Brother Gerry’s Halloween Train Garden in the Fall OR Brother Gerry’s Christmas Train Garden in the winter. The train gardens have intricate details that you will want to discover with your children. No sign up is necessary. For more information, visit the website: This activity is appropriate for the entire family. To receive credit for this activity, please complete an electronic summary; the directions are on page 31 in the “How To” book.