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

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.

Contribution Statement Request

You may request a statement through this page. Statements are sent on Fridays.

Parish Office Hours and Location

• The Parish Office is temporarily located in Room 306 of the Pastoral Center.
• Please enter through the large main doors of the Pastoral Center and follow the signs.
• The Parish Office is open Monday—Friday from 9 am until 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
• We will be closed on weekends during the reconstruction.

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. Click here to see how to register.

St. Louis Parish and School will follow the Howard County Public School System with regard to weather-related decisions.
• If the Howard County Public Schools are delayed or closed, the weekday Mass is cancelled. The presider will offer Mass privately for the specified intention(s).
• If the Howard County Public Schools are closed, all daytime and evening activities on the campus are cancelled and all offices are closed.
• If the Howard County Public School System announces an early closing or the cancellation of afternoon or evening programs, all events on the St. Louis campus will be cancelled and all offices will be closed.
• If the Howard County Public School System has not issued a weather-related announcement, St. Louis Parish will evaluate conditions and may close its campus.

• On weekends, decisions regarding closure of the campus as well as the cancellation of funerals, weddings, and weekend Masses will be made by the Facilities Manager in consultation with the clergy and parish staff.

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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 February 18, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


February 21, 2018
  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic Quilting Group 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Room 306

  • Parish: 55+ LUNCH AND LEARN 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Join your fellow parishioners for "On to Your Next Chapter—Downsizingand De-Cluttering" in the Pastoral Center Social Hall, a presentation on how to prepare yourself and your home now as you begin to think about moving on to your next chapter in life. Katie Davis from Let's Move, will be giving you tips on how to get started and she will be joined by a real estate professional and a representative from Wintergrowth Senior Services. A catered box lunch will be provided
    and there will be time for Q&A. This event is free - friends and neighbors are welcome. Registration is required; RSVP to or call Mary Helfrich at 410-531-6040, x229.

  • Parish: CDA General Meeting 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Social Hall

  • Parish: RCIA 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 301-302

  • Parish: ACTS Core Team 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 303

  • Parish: Men's ACTS Retreat Team 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 305

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

  • Youth Religious Ed: 5 Week Series 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

February 22, 2018
  • School: 12:45 PM DISMISSAL - No PM Buses

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Room 303

  • Faith in the Family: Lobby Day in Annapolis 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bus leaves at 3pm from St. Louis See more details

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

    Monthly committee meeting

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

  • Parish: Thursday Night Scripture Study 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Social Hall

February 23, 2018
  • Parish: CDA Soup and Sandwich Lenten Meal 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Faith in the Family: Children's Stations of the Cross 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 1889 Chapel See more details

  • Parish: Childen's Stations of the Cross 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

    Come join us with your little ones for achildren-focused, stress-free Stations of the Cross experience in the 1889Chapel each Friday during Lent (except Good Friday). We’llbriefly explain why and how we pray the Stations of the Cross, and then giveour little ones an opportunity to actively participate and get up close to eachStation as we make the Way of the Cross together. We’ll finish in time to headto the Social Hall afterwards to share a Lenten Dinner together. This is agreat opportunity to introduce your young ones to the Stations and to stayfocused on the love Jesus has for us.

  • Faith in the Family: Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Church See more details

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

February 24, 2018
  • School: Concert and Symphonic Bands play the National Anthem at the Baltimore Blast Soccer Game -- SECU Arena (Towson University)

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Family Life continues for 5th Grade Only

  • 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

  • Parish: Altar Server Training 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    We encourageany 5th graders and above to join us in servingthe Lord at the altar. We have scheduled twotraining dates: Saturday, February 24, at 10:30am and Tuesday, February 27, at 5:00 pm in theChurch. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and serveduring this Lent and Easter Season. Please send me an email at fziegler@stlouisparish.orgor call me at 410-340-6037 and indicate whichsession you will be able to attend. ~ Deacon Frank Ziegler.

February 25, 2018
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Youth Religious Ed: EDGE 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • Wee Praise: Wee Praise Classes 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • MS CYM: Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • HS CYM: Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • Faith in the Family: Response to High School Speaker at Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am Church See more details

  • HS CYM: CLOSED: SPARK! Retreat Meeting 10:45 am - 12:30 pm

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

  • HS CYM: Worthy of the Call 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Faith in the Family: Historic Tour of the Shrine of St. Anthony CANCELLED 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Shrine of St. Anthony Chapel to begin See more details

  • HS CYM: CLOSED: Summit Lake Retreat Team Meeting 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

February 26, 2018
  • HS CYM: High School Retreat Registration Opens

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

  • Youth Religious Ed: CREED 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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