Welcome, I 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

Christmas 2019 - A Feast of Carols with a Tropic Twist

December 15, 2019 at 4 PM
In the main church - Free and open to all
St. Louis Orchestra, St. Louis Choir and Treble Choir
Songs from around the world with Christmas music from Hawaii and the Caribbean islands providing an interesting "twist."
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CHRISTMAS 2019 SCHEDULE

Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 2019
3:30 pm Choral Prelude - Church
4:00 pm Mass – Church
4:00 pm Children’s Mass – Evans Gym
4:00 pm Mass – Ten Oaks Ballroom
6:00 pm Mass – Church
6:00 pm Mass – Ten Oaks Ballroom
8:00 pm Mass – Church
11:30 pm Choral Prelude – Church
12:00 am Midnight Mass – Church

Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2019
9:00 am Mass – Church
11:15 am Mass – Church
12:45 pm Mass – Church

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
4:00 pm Vigil Mass – Church
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
8:00 am Mass – Church
10:00 am Mass – Church
12:00 pm Mass – Church

Haiti Ministry


With faith, education and the generous support of St. Louis parishioners, our partnership with St. John the Evangelist will continue to be a blessing filled with hope and possibility. Haiti Ministry meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in Room 303 of the parish hall.  New members are always welcome to join! For updates or news about this mission, please follow our Facebook page St. Louis Catholic Church Haiti.

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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 December 22 (Fourth Sunday) at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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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!

 

ST. LOUIS WEATHER POLICY: Weather-related announcements will be posted on our parish website.

Weekdays: St. Louis Parish and School will follow the Howard County Public School System with regard to weather-related decisions. If the Howard County Public Schools are delayed or closed, the weekday Mass is cancelled and all offices as well as scheduled meetings will open or close accordingly. If the Howard County Public School System announces an early closing or the cancellation of afternoon or evening programs, all events on the St. Louis campus will be cancelled and all offices will be closed. If the Howard County Public School System has not issued a weather-related announcement, St. Louis Parish will evaluate conditions and may close its campus.

Weekends: On weekends, decisions regarding closure of the campus as well as the cancellation of weddings and weekend Masses will be made by the Facilities Manager in consultation with the clergy and parish staff.

December 16, 2019
  • College & Young Adult: College Mass/Christmas Reception 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

December 17, 2019
  • School: Band Concert 7 pm John Evans Gymnasium

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

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Meditative Rosary for World Peace 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm St Louis 1889 Chapel See more details

December 19, 2019
  • College & Young Adult: Raising Saints - Young parents group 10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Parish: RAISING SAINTS: A Parents and Tots Group 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    We meet at St. Francis for play, prayer, and snack. For more information, join our Facebook group (Raising Saints: A Parents and Tots Group of Sts Louis and Francis) or join the St. Louis Flocknote contact list: parents and tots.

  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Room 303

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

  • Parish: Haiti Committee 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Room 303

  • Parish: Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Music Room

December 20, 2019
  • School: Christmas Break begins following dismissal

  • School: Christmas Celebrations

  • School: NO PM BUSES

  • School: School Resumes January 2, 2020

  • School: NOON DISMISSAL

  • School: AOB High School Application Deadline

  • School: NO AFTERCARE

  • School: Out of Uniform Day

  • School: Prayer Service 11:30 am John Evans Gymnasium

December 21, 2019
  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Education

    Merry Christmas!

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

December 22, 2019
  • Wee Praise: No Wee Praise Classes

    Christmas Break

  • School: Restaurant Days, Glory Days Ellicott City until Jan. 5

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Youth Religious Ed: EDGE Class 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

  • HS CYM: EDGE Class 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

December 23, 2019
  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC: Walsh 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Room 304

December 25, 2019
  • School: Merry Christmas!

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

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

December 26, 2019
  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 3:00 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

  • Parish: Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Music Room

December 28, 2019
  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Education

    Happy New Year!

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

December 29, 2019
  • Wee Praise: No Wee Praise Classes

  • School: Restaurant Days, Glory Days Ellicott City until Jan. 5

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament