Welcome, msgrI 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 (1737-1832), 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

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

TENEBRAE (OFFICE OF SHADOWS) - Wednesday, April 17
7:30pm (Chapel)

HOLY THURSDAY – April 18
(No morning Mass is celebrated this day)
8:00am – Morning Prayer (Chapel)
7:30pm – MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER (Church),
followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight (Chapel)

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19
(No Mass is celebrated this day)
8:00am – Morning Prayer (Chapel)
3:00pm – LITURGY OF THE LORD'S PASSION,
Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion (Church)
7:30pm – Stations of the Cross in Tableau Form,
followed by Veneration of the Cross (Church)

HOLY SATURDAY – April 20
(No 8:00am, 4:00pm Mass and no afternoon Confessions)
8:00am – Morning Prayer with RCIA (Chapel)
1:00pm – Blessing of Easter Foods (Church)
7:30pm – THE EASTER VIGIL

EASTER SUNDAY – April 21
(No Eucharistic Adoration)
6:30am 8:00am 9:30am 11:15am 12:45 pm
All Masses held in the Church
Additional Mass at 11:15am in the Evans Gym (Children’s Mass)

PLANNING EASTER SUNDAY MASS: When you make plans for Easter Sunday, please take this information into account. Last year, we had more than 1200 people at the 8:00 am Mass, 1800 people at the 9:30 am Mass and almost 1650 for the 11:15 am Mass. Other Masses—6:30 am (notice the earlier time), 11:15 am in the Evans Gym, and the 12:45 pm—were not filled to overflowing. If you have never experienced the Easter Vigil, for example, come on Holy Saturday evening at 7:30 pm. It lasts a bit longer than a regular Sunday Mass, but it is the most AWESOME Mass of the Liturgical Year.

Easter Egg Hunt - April 22

The Easter Bunny will be present Monday, April 22, at 10:00 am for the ANNUAL PARISH EASTER EGG HUNT and over 2000 eggs will be hidden. All children from toddler to fifth grade are welcome to attend. Please RSVP with the number of children attending to Suzy Hill at shill28@verizon.net. This event is sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Louis.

2019 Spring Concert - April 28

4 PM in St. Louis Church - no tickets required
Camille Saint-Saens' - "Carnival of the Animals"
"Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky with artwork by the St Louis Treble Choir
"Lullaby" by George Gershwin with young dancers of the Columbia Chamber Ballet
Music from PBS with voices of the St Louis Treble Choir
To view more information visit www.stlconcertseries.org.

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St. Louis School

April 21, 2019
  • Wee Praise: No Wee Praise Classes - Easter Break

  • School: Easter Sunday

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Easter Sunday

  • Parish: Happy Easter!

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Noon Healing Mass 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Shrine of St. Anthony Chapel See more details

April 22, 2019
  • School: Parish Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am

  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED

  • School: Earth Day

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

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

April 23, 2019
  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED

  • Parish: Women's Bible Study 9:30 am - 11:30 am - Room 305

April 24, 2019
  • School: Administrative Professionals' Day

  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED

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

  • HS CYM: Worthy of the Call Training 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC: Cunningham 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 304

  • Parish: Children of Light Prayer Group 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Room 306/307

  • Youth Religious Ed: WIRED 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Parish: ACTS Women's SCC: Kemp 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 303

April 25, 2019
  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Room 303

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

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

    Monthly committee meeting

April 26, 2019
  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED

  • Parish: CHARITY BINGO 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hosted by the Knights of Columbus in the Pastoral Center Social Hall. The Bingo features cash prizes and will benefit the Knights’ Ghana Education Project and local charities. Tickets will be on sale for $25 after all Masses on the weekends of March 30-31, April 6-7, and April 13-14, or reserve your tickets by calling Mike Leumas at 410-627-7028. Please join us for a fun evening and a great cause!

April 27, 2019
  • Elementary Religious Ed: Wow! Last Saturday Religious Education Classes - Happy Summer!

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

  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC: Huff 7:30 am - 9:30 am

  • Parish: ACTS Women's SCC: Murray/Mayer 8:30 am - 10:00 am - 301/302

  • Youth Religious Ed: ACT NOW 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 28, 2019
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Mercy Me! DONUTS!! 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Social Hall Rooms 301 and 302 See more details

  • 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: FitF Response to High School Speaker at Youth Mass 9:30 am - 10:30 am Church See more details

  • HS CYM: Brunches @ Grassroots - FULL 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

April 29, 2019
  • School: School Resumes

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

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

April 30, 2019
  • School: School Board 7:00 pm

  • School: School Mass 9:30 am Church

  • Parish: Women's Bible Study 9:30 am - 11:30 am - Room 305

  • College & Young Adult: Young Adults Open Gym 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    In the Evans GYM!

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Have you visited the Archdiocese of Baltimore's website? Did you even know there was one? You are encouraged to visit archbalt.org often for the Archbishop's homilies and blog. Learn all about our archdiocesan history, mission, and policies. Sign up to receive bulletins or view pages for ethics reporting, career opportunities, and vocations. You can also find information about many Archdiocesan ministries, the Archbishop's Annual Appeal, and the past few years' annual reports of income and expenditure. It's a wealth of information!