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.

Picnic Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

It takes a village, or in our case a parish, to work together to ensure a successful picnic. Click here to see all available picnic volunteer opportunities, choose one and sign up.

Silent Auction Flash – Raffle Baskets are Back!

Back by popular demand from the Picnic Silent Auction Team, we are once again offering these wonderful Raffle Baskets which will be raffled off during the Clarksville Picnic on June 30th. Tickets can be purchased the two weekends after Masses on June 16 & 17 and June 23 & 24.
These wonderful collections have been lovingly prepared and brought to you by our St. Louis ACTS SCC’s (Small Christian Community) and thus far include:
• Bountiful Blessings Kitchen
• Backyard BBQ
• Garden & Patio
• Beautiful Baby
• Women’s Weekend Retreat
• Taste of Italy
• Led by the Spirit
• Graying Guys Home & Yard Clean-up
• DC Sports Fan
• Ravens Gameday Experience
Stop by the Picnic table in the narthex after Masses on June 16 & 17 and June 23 & 24. Take a chance on one or more of these baskets which will be raffled off throughout the day of the picnic.(Cash and Checks accepted)
Silent Auction Donations still being accepted
It’s not too late to make a donation to make this the best Silent Auction in the history of the Picnic! If you would like to make a donation please do so by completing a donation form found in the narthex lobby info tower or by using our new and improved online donation form which is electronically forwarded directly to the team for processing

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.

The closest thing to a Catholic Netflix is here… don’t miss out on this free gift for the entire parish!

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


June 23, 2018
  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC 7:00 am - 9:30 am - Room 303

  • HS CYM: Picnic Camp w/lunch 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

June 24, 2018
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

June 25, 2018
  • HS CYM: Picnic Camp/Open Gym 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

June 26, 2018
  • Parish: Women's Bible Study 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

June 27, 2018
  • HS CYM: Picnic Camp/Movie Night 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Parish: Charismatic Praise and Worship 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm - Chapel

June 28, 2018
  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Room 303

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

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

    Monthly committee meeting

June 29, 2018
  • School: Last day to contribute to the Fund for St. Louis School! Please help us meet our goal!

  • HS CYM: 11-2pm and 3-6pm Picnic Camp/Ice Cream Social 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

June 30, 2018
  • HS CYM: Clarksville Picnic and CYM Dunking Booth

  • College & Young Adult: Clarksville Picnic!

    Please join us in carnival style for the Clarksville Picnic at St. Louis! Starting at noon, there is delicious food, fun games, and entertaining music!! The College-aged young adults plan to help staff the Dinner Tent during the last shift and then attend the worker's Mass together at 8pm. More details to come.

  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 1, 2018
  • HS CYM: Clarksville Picnic Takedown

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament