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 (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

Adult Bible Study

Our ten-week Old Testament Exodus study starts on Thurs, Jan 24. We will meet on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm in the social hall of the St. Louis Activity Center. The workbook cost is $25. See bulletin for registration info or contact Mary Dan: handydan5@comcast.net

2017 - 2018 Annual Report

You may request a statement through the button below. If you include an email address, we will email your statement to you. Contribution statements will be sent on Fridays. We cannot account for loose cash dropped in the collection basket.

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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 10 (second Sunday)at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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St. Louis School

January 18, 2019
  • School: Eucharistic Adoration for Life

  • School: March for Life - Washington, D.C.

  • School: Family Fun Night 7:00-8:30pm - Evans Gym

January 19, 2019
  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Education Classes - MLK Weekend

  • 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 - Room 306

  • Parish: ACTS Women's SCC: Reccardi 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Room 304

January 20, 2019
  • Wee Praise: No Wee Praise Classes

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

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

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

  • HS CYM: Retreat Teams Ministry Training Day 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 21, 2019
  • School: School Closed

  • School: Archdiocesan Offices Closed

  • School: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Youth Religious Ed: No Monday Night Religious Ed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • 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

  • Parish: Liturgy Committee Meeting 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 303

January 22, 2019
  • School: School Mass 9:30 a.m. Church

  • School: School Board 7:00 p.m.

  • Parish: Men's ACTS Retreat Team: Palting/Schenk 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Room 301-302

January 23, 2019
  • Parish: Clarksville Picnic Quilting Group 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Room 306

  • Elementary Religious Ed: First Eucharist Parent Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • College & Young Adult: Panama in Howard County 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate our universal Catholic faith with young adults from our region as we look forward to Panama in the Capital!

  • 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

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

January 24, 2019
  • 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: Women's ACTS Retreat Team: Boarman/Doyle 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 301/302

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

    Monthly committee meeting

January 25, 2019
  • School: No PM Buses

  • School: 12:45 p.m. Dismissal

  • School: Professional Afternoon

January 26, 2019
  • School: Catholic Schools Weekend

  • 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

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

    Family Life begins for 5th Grade

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!