St. Louis Parish


I am delighted that you have chosen to learn more about us and our 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. We are also a parish community that appreciates its history and roots–and we have four churches to prove it!! The very first church used by the parish was built in 1855 and is in the process of being restored; in 1889 a second church was built and is very much in use today; then in 1980 a new and larger church was built to accommodate a growing parish. The continued growth of the parish over the last two decades necessitated the building of an even larger church which was dedicated in April 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

From the Haiti Committee:

IS THERE A DENTIST IN THE HOUSE? The Haiti Committee is just beginning to plan a potential dental mission to Saint John the Evangelist School in Gonaives, Haiti. When Sisters Celestine and Marianne visited in the fall, this was their number one request for the children at the school. Are you a dentist who might be interested in participating? If so, please contact Doctor Greg Scherle at

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, May 15, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

May 3, 2016
  • Elementary Religious Ed: First Eucharist Participants Rehearsals

  • Parish: Women’s Bible Study 9:30 am - 11:30 am in the Music Room and breakout rooms

    Studying a book of the bible each year. This year - the Gospel of John.

  • HS CYM: Closed: Teen ACTS Meetings 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

    Why is this "closed?"
    The Teen ACTS Meetings are for members of the Teen ACTS Team only. The team members will be busy putting together an incredible retreat for young people to experience their faith and Christ! If you were a high school student during the 2015-2016 school year and would like to attend the retreat, please find the event (June 30-July 3) and download a permission form.

    TEAM: Please check your meeting objectives for the exact end time of the meeting. Some weeks, you may be finished earlier or later depending on your small group.

    Contact with questions.

  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic Executive Committee Planning Meeting 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm in Rom 301/302.

May 3, 2016
  • School: Welcome Wednesday Open House Visits for Parents of Prospective Students - 9:30-11:00 a.m.

  • College & Young Adult: Meeting for WYD Participants w. Arch Balt 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Please stay in touch and double check to make sure that the date and/or location has not been changed.

  • College & Young Adult: ChristLife Meeting 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This event is hosted by ChristLife Young Adults! Check out their site:

  • Parish: Prayer Group Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm in Rm 306-307

May 4, 2016
  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Children's Chapel

    The Divine Mercy prayer group meets every Thursday at 1:30 to pray the rosary, the chaplet as well as prayers for the sick, for our nation, for priests & for the holy souls in purgatory.

  • Elementary Religious Ed: First Eucharist Rehearsals 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

St. Louis Annual Report

Saint Louis Parish and School has much to celebrate! We have a very active parish and dedicated parishioners who share their time, talent and treasure to make our Masses, ministries and programs meaningful and special. Our school and religious education programs teach and nurture over 1,200 youth from pre-school aged through young adult. We have much good news to share and you will find highlights from our last fiscal year, ending on June 30, 2015 in our annual report.

An annual report is a list of the past year’s accomplishments and is an acknowledgement to individuals, businesses and foundations that support us in many ways. See what you, as a parishioner, helped us accomplish last year.

Click on the single arrow in the circle to download a pdf copy, or click on the 4 arrows to view full screen.