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 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

March 31, 2017
  • School: Standardized Testing for Grs. 3-8

  • Parish: Lenten meal 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner in the Social Hall $7/adults, $4/children 4-12, under 4 free followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm in the church

  • Faith in the Family: Middle School Movie Night 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Please join us for drinks, snacks, and an inspirational movie about Miracles from God! The movie Miracles from Heaven (rated PG) is based on the true story of the Beam family. When Christy discovers her 10 year old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes an advocate for her daughter’s healing. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue. Please RSVP to when you receive the Constant Contact invitation. Please bring food items such as: cereal, coffee, tea, juice boxes, snack items, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, fruit, or soup as a donation to the Grassroots shelter. This activity is most appropriate for middle school students. To receive credit for the activity, please complete the Activity Review at the end of the activity.

  • Faith in the Family: Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Come journey with Jesus in the Church on Fridays during Lent. This event walks through the final moments of Jesus’ life with prayer and meditation at each station. Many children will have not had the experience of doing this before and it is very meaningful. All are encouraged to attend the Stations at least once during Lent. No RSVP is necessary. The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Daughters invite parishioners to join them for Lenten Fish Fry’s/Lenten Soup and Bread which take place in the Social Hall BEFORE the Stations of the Cross. Please be sure to check the bulletin for the dates as there is one Friday that a meal will not be served before the Stations of the Cross. Come enjoy a meal with fellow parishioners and other families from Faith in the Family before walking the Stations with Jesus. To receive credit for this activity, please complete an electronic summary; the directions are on page 31 in the “How To” book.

  • Parish: Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 1, 2017
  • School: Summer Uniforms: April 1 through June

  • Parish: Chocolate Sales Fundraiser - AHG

    The AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS are having a chocolate sales fundraiser after all Masses (except 6:45am) the weekends of April 1-2 and April 8-9. Proceeds will help them purchase supplies they need to continue their mission of "Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country."

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

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Saturday Religious Education 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Spred Class 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Our Faith Classes 9:00 am - 10:30 am

April 2, 2017
  • Parish: Chocolate Sales Fundraiser - AHG

    The AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS are having a chocolate sales fundraiser after all Masses (except 6:45am) the weekends of April 1-2 and April 8-9. Proceeds will help them purchase supplies they need to continue their mission of "Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country."

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Wee Praise: Wee Praise Regular Class 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Wee Praise is a structured, preschool religious education program for three-, four-, and five-year-old children held during the 9:30 Sunday morning Mass. For more information on this faith based, early childhood program please contact Mary Kolb at the Religious Education Office.

  • HS CYM: Brunch - Krein 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    BRUNCH is an opportunity to cook and serve brunch to the residents at Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.

    If you are interested in participating, please contact the appropriate leader for this date:

    After signing up with the leader, please print and bring with you a completed permission form found on the web (

    Drop off and pick up are at Grassroots.

  • College & Young Adult: CAM- Info & Brainstorming Session 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    College Alumni Ministry- "You have a home at St. Louis!"
    Adopt a college student for the year and keep them connected through prayer, cards, and care packages

    See online for more details:

  • Youth Religious Ed: Creed 2 Prep 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • College & Young Adult: College & Young Adult Adoration 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Anyone is welcome to come adore at St. Louis' Sunday Eucharistic Adoration from 7am-10pm.

    College & Young Adult Ministry covers the hour from 6-7pm. If you are interested in singing up to be an adorer, please contact

    Thank you 🙂

St. Louis Parish Spring Newsletter

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