St. Louis Parish

St. Louis Parish

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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

Immaculee Ilibagiza

On the evening of August 4th, St. Louis will host a presentation by internationally renowned speaker, Immaculee Ilibagiza. She is the recipient of many humanitarian awards and featured in Michael Collopy’s Architect’s of Peace project. Her story of survival during the terrorizing bloodbath of the Rwandan genocide will undoubtedly move your spirit. Her message of forgiveness is riveting, inspirational and not to be missed.

Church doors will open at 6 pm. Pre-event music will begin at 6:15pm followed by Immaculee’s presentation at 7 pm. Come early, for a good seat. No tickets, free will offering will be accepted.

Religious Education

2017-2018 registration is now underway! Forms can be downloaded from our website: www.stlouisparish.org/reled/ or picked up in the Religious Education office. You will also find information on the website concerning program options for all grades. We understand the busy schedules of families with young children and teenagers. We ask that you prayerfully consider other obligations (sports, scouts, school etc.) that your family may participate in this fall and next spring and make choices that will allow your child/children to attend class faithfully. Please feel free to call us at 410-531-6688 (Elementary) or 410-531-6668 (Middle & High School) if you have questions or concerns.

New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, August 20, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change

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July 28, 2017
  • HS CYM: Teen ACTS 5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Teen ACTS Retreat is one of our retreat options for Confirmation and high school students.To participate on this retreat, you must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior OR a college freshmen.

    CONFIRMATION sign up begins: Jan 23
    CONFIRMATION deadline: Jan 27
    Regular registration begins: Feb 7
    Registration deadline: July 7

    More information and the permission form is online at: http://www.stlouisparish.org/cym/high-school-retreats/

July 29, 2017
  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC 7:00 am - 9:30 am - Room 303

  • HS CYM: Teen ACTS 5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Teen ACTS Retreat is one of our retreat options for Confirmation and high school students.To participate on this retreat, you must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior OR a college freshmen.

    CONFIRMATION sign up begins: Jan 23
    CONFIRMATION deadline: Jan 27
    Regular registration begins: Feb 7
    Registration deadline: July 7

    More information and the permission form is online at: http://www.stlouisparish.org/cym/high-school-retreats/

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • HS CYM: Teen ACTS Return Mass & Reception 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

    Welcome home the Teen ACTS Retreatants and enjoy a meal in the Social Hall!

July 31, 2017
  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 304

August 1, 2017
  • Parish: KoC Blood Drive 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    During the summer, blood supplies are low and the need is high. To schedule your lifesaving donation, please visit redcrossblood.org, or contact John Regnier at 443-266-7363 or jcregnier@comcast.net.

August 2, 2017
  • Parish: Charismatic Prayer Meeting 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 306-307

August 3, 2017
  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 304

August 4, 2017
  • College & Young Adult: Immaculée Ilibagiza 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Parish: Immaculee Ilibagiza 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    On the evening of August 4th, St. Louis will host a presentation by internationally renowned speaker, Immaculee Ilibagiza. She is the recipient of many humanitarian awards and featured in Michael Collopy’s Architect’s of Peace project. Her story of survival during the terrorizing bloodbath of the Rwandan genocide will undoubtedly move your spirit. Her message of forgiveness is riveting, inspirational and not to be missed.

    Church doors will open at 6 pm. Pre-event music will begin at 6:15pm followed by Immaculee’s presentation at 7 pm. Come early, for a good seat. No tickets, free will offering will be accepted.