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

Clarksville Picnic

The Clarksville Picnic, sponsored by St. Louis, is a tradition that will celebrate its 138th year in 2016. The picnic is always held on the last Saturday in June. This year it’s June 25. There are many ways that you can get involved and support our picnic.

Volunteers of all ages are needed — we guarantee you’ll enjoy it. To see open volunteer opportunities, Click here to volunteer. To donate an item for the Silent Auction, please download a form here. To become a Sponsor of our picnic, and to see what sponsorship levels are available, please download a form here.

St. Louis Religious Ed

2016-2017 Religious Education registration is now underway. Forms can be downloaded from our website or picked up in the Religious Education office. You will also find information on the website concerning program options for all grades. We understand the busy schedules of families with young children and teenagers. We ask that you prayerfully consider other obligations (sports, scouts, school etc.) that your family may participate in this fall and next spring and make choices that will allow your child/children to attend class faithfully. Please feel free to call us at 410-531-6688 (Elementary) or 410-531-6668 (Middle & High School) if you have questions or concerns. Also, be sure to register before June 10 to take advantage of the early registration tuition discount and to secure a spot in programs that have a limited number of spots available.

Mary, Undoer of Knots:
It won’t be long now before you will be able to visit our very own Garden of Knots in honor of Mary, Undoer of Knots. The Garden will be open from 11:00am to 1:00pm beginning Wednesday, June 22nd and all day during the picnic on June 25th. You’re invited to write your struggles and intentions on white ribbons and hang each in the garden. While you’re there, be sure to pick up a keepsake prayer card and information on the novena. We are looking forward to this very special opportunity for prayer. How about you?

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change


New Parishioner Welcome Sessions
The next New Parishioner Welcome Session will be held Sunday, July 17, at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

June 29, 2016
  • Parish: Prayer Group Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm in Rm 306-307

July 2, 2016
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • College & Young Adult: Dinner at Ruby Tuesdays 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

    Anyone ages 18+ is welcome to join our group for dinner before Praise & Worship at St. Louis. If you can't make P&W, coming for dinner is fine as well!

    RSVPs are appreciated so we know what size table to get. Details on how to RSVP are coming.

  • 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 :)

  • College & Young Adult: Praise & Worship 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us in Rooms 301 & 302 of the Parish Social Hall for a relaxing and casual time of prayer and music! During these gatherings, we focus on growing in the charismatic gifts. All ages are welcome!

St. Louis Spring Newsletter

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