St. Louis Parish

Welcome, I am delighted that you have chosen to learn more about us and our 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. We are also a parish community that appreciates its history and roots–and we have four churches to prove it!! The very first church used by the parish was built in 1855 and is in the process of being restored; in 1889 a second church was built and is very much in use today; then in 1980 a new and larger church was built to accommodate a growing parish. The continued growth of the parish over the last two decades necessitated the building of an even larger church which was dedicated in April 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

First Reconciliation/First Communion Preparation: Informational letters were mailed home to all 2nd grade students whose families are registered at St. Louis and who are currently enrolled in our religious education program or enrolled in St. Louis School. If your child attends Trinity School and you believe he or she is eligible to begin sacramental preparation, or if you feel you should have received a letter and did not, please call the Office of Religious Education at 410-531-6688. The Parent/Child meetings for First Reconciliation Preparation will be held in the Howard Bishop Rooms on October 12 or October 19 at 6:30pm. Parents, please note, it is not necessary to sign up ahead of time for one of the meetings. Simply attend just one of the two meetings being offered. Please also remember that this meeting is for parents and the child who will be preparing to receive First Reconciliation.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, November 13, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

October 23, 2016
  • School: Family Bingo - kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. for dinner - Bingo is played from 5-7 p.m.

  • 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 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.

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

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

  • Faith in the Family: Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    The Youth Mass is celebrated at the 9:30am Mass on the 4th Sunday of the month from September through May. At each Youth Mass, a high school student is asked to give a reflection of the Gospel reading. In addition, the speaker applies the message of the Gospel to his/her life. These reflections are very inspirational, especially because they come from the future of the Church: our young people.

    To complete an activity review, please follow the directions given on page 25 in the “How To” book you were given at the Opening Meeting. E-mail the reflection in a Word document to I would highly recommend that these reflections be completed on the same day the Mass is attended. In that way, the student is able to remember details from the high school student.

  • 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.

  • HS CYM: CAST Party Sunday 4:30 pm - 6:30 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 🙂

October 24, 2016
  • School: Individual Student Pictures

  • Youth Religious Ed: 8:30pm CATMEN Meeting 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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

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

October 25, 2016
  • School: 8th Grade Retreat - Shrine of St. Anthony

October 27, 2016
  • Parish: Haiti Committee Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Room 307 or Room 303

    Monthly committee meeting

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