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

2019 Pastoral Council Elections

We are actively seeking St. Louis parishioners wanting to serve our parish by being a member of the Pastoral Council - - thanks to those responding to the call. The election will be held March 30-31, 2019. We are seeking nominations of individuals from fellow parishioners or self-nominations of those wanting to serve and support St. Louis. There are many individuals with a variety of professional and ministry group experiences and talents that can contribute to the Pastoral Council service. The 3-year term begins September 2019, for further information contact Rick Opatick

St. Louis Concert Series - April 6

The ST. LOUIS CONCERT SERIES presents the award-winning Eya Ensemble in a program entitled Lenten Pilgrimage on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 pm in the historic 1889 Chapel. The women's trio will sing medieval music from Spanish pilgrimage routes and chants composed by 12th-century German mystic and abbess St. Hildegard of Bingen. Tickets $10; seating is limited. Tickets are on sale now: https://www.stlconcertseries.org/eya-widget. To view more information about supporting quality diverse programming, visit www.stlconcertseries.org.

2017 - 2018 Annual Report

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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 April 21 at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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St. Louis School

March 23, 2019
  • School: AOB Robotics Expo 9-Noon - Baltimore Robotics

  • HS CYM: Spark! 2 Retreat

  • Elementary Religious Ed: 3rd Grade Reconciliation

  • 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

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

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Tour of the Shrine of St. Anthony 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm meet in hallway outside of the Shrine chapel after noon Mass See more details

March 24, 2019
  • HS CYM: Spark! 2 Retreat

  • School: Family Bingo - 5:00-7:00 pm - Cafeteria

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

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

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

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Historical Tour of Carrollton Hall 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Carrollton Hall, 1st building on the right as you drive onto the friary grounds See more details

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Historical Tour of Shrine of St. Anthony 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm meet in Chapel hallway See more details

March 25, 2019
  • School: Uniform Exchange at main entrance

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

March 26, 2019
  • School: Budget Presentation 7 pm - Bishop Rooms

  • School: School Mass 9:30 a.m. Church

  • School: Uniform Exchange at main entrance

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

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Historical Tour of Carrollton Hall 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Carrollton Hall, 1st building on the right as you drive onto the friary grounds See more details

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

March 27, 2019
  • School: Uniform Exchange - main entrance

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

  • 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

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

March 28, 2019
  • School: Uniform Exchange - main entrance

  • 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: Exodus Scripture Study 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Room 303

  • 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

March 29, 2019
  • School: Uniform Exchange - main entrance

  • Faith in the Family: FitF CDA "Simple Meal" soup & sandwich Dinner 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm St. Louis Social Hall See more details

  • Parish: CDA Lenten Soup & Sandwich 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Social Hall

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

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm St. Louis Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029, USA See more details

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

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!