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

New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, April 23, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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New Parish Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:00pm
9:00am to 6:00pm
9:00am to 3:00pm

2016 Contribution Statements

If you made Capital Campaign contributions during 2016, you will automatically receive a statement which will include all donations made to St Louis Church during the year. If you did not make any contributions to the Capital Campaigns, you may request a statement.

St. Louis Inclement Weather Policy

St. Louis Parish takes seriously its obligation to provide for the safety of those on our campus. This policy reflects our commitment to making safety a priority.
• Closure of the St. Louis Campus applies to all offices, events, and ministries.
• Weather-related announcements will be posted on our parish website and delivered through Flocknote.
View the Inclement Weather Policy

Holy Week Schedule

(No morning Mass is celebrated this day)
8:00 am – Morning Prayer
7:30 pm – MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER, followed by
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight

GOOD FRIDAY – April 14
(No Mass is celebrated this day)
8:00 am – Morning Prayer
3:00 pm – LITURGY OF THE LORD’S PASSION, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion
7:30 pm – Stations of the Cross in Tableau Form, followed by Veneration of the Cross

(No 8:00 am, 4:00 pm, or 5:30 pm Masses & no afternoon confessions)
8:00 am – Morning Prayer with RCIA
1:00 pm – Blessing of Easter Foods in the Church

(No Eucharistic Adoration)
6:30 am 8:00 am 9:30 am 11:15 am 12:45 pm
Additional Mass at 11:15 am in the Evans Gym (Children’s Mass)

Vacation Bible School 2017

It’s time to register your “Little Inventors” and youth guides for our Totally Catholic Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School! Join us the week of July 10 from 8:30 am to 12 noon where kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. To register, simply go to the Religious Education website and click on the VBS link to download forms. We’re also gathering our “Adult Crew Team.” For more info on how YOU can join in on this super fun week at VBS, please call Vickie Yozwiak or Tammy Schuessler at 410-531-6688 or email or

Summer Camp at St. Louis School!

Looking for a relaxed, nurturing environment for your children this summer? Look no further than Camp SLS and Little Knights Camp! Our camps are open to children in grades PK-8. Visit the St. Louis School website at for more information, camp week calendars, and the online registration form.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


March 27, 2017
  • School: Standardized Testing for Grs. 3-8

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

  • Youth Religious Ed: Creed (2) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Parish: Baptism Preparation Session 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The next Baptism Preparation Session will be held in Room 301 of the Pastoral Center. Please call the Parish Office at 410-531-6040 to register.

  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 303

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

  • HS CYM: CLOSED: Summit Lake Planning Mtg 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm

March 28, 2017
  • School: Standardized Testing for Grs. 3-8

  • Parish: Women's Bible Study 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Room 301-306

  • Parish: Adult Faith Formation: Catholicism - Pivotal Players 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Social Hall

March 29, 2017
  • School: Standardized Testing for Grs. 3-8

  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic Quilting Group 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Room 306

  • HS CYM: Italian DInner Evaluation 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Parish: RCIA 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Parish: Charismatic Prayer Meeting 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 306-307

March 30, 2017
  • School: Standardized Testing for Grs. 3-8

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Meeting 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Room 307

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

St. Louis Parish Spring Newsletter

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