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

Contribution Statements

You may request a statement through this link. Contribution statements will be sent on Fridays. We cannot account for loose cash dropped in the collection basket.

Ash Wednesday Masses , February 26

  • 7:00 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 12:00 Noon (Communion Service)
  • 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
Adult Catholics 18 through 59 are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting means eating only one full meal and two lighter meals that day and not eating between meals. Individuals who are pregnant, nursing or ill are excused. Catholics age 14 and over are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.

Children’s Stations of the Cross

Come join us with your little ones for a children-focused, stress-free Stations of the Cross experience in the St. Louis 1889 Chapel each Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm.  We’ll briefly explain why and how we pray the Stations of the Cross, then give our little ones an opportunity to actively participate and get up close to each Station as we make the Way of the Cross together. We’ll finish in time to head to the Social Hall afterwards to share a Lenten Dinner together. This is a great opportunity to introduce your young ones to the Stations and to stay focused on the love Jesus has for us. Come stay awake with Him for just one hour.

Haiti Update 

The Sisters of St. John the Evangelist School wish to thank the parishioners of St. Louis for continuing to pray for the people of Haiti throughout this time of violence and uncertainty. Sister Justine offered this message to our congregation.  "Haiti is in crisis.  But please know your solidarity with us gives us strength and hope.  Please continue to hold the people of Haiti in your prayers with the desire that this civil unrest will come to an end, and we will again experience stability and a sense of peace.  God bless you all."  We are happy to report that the situation has calmed down enough for St. John's school to resume.   The Haiti Ministry is sincerely grateful and appreciative for  the continued support of the St. Louis community.

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.

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 23, at 10:30am in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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February 24, 2020
  • Youth Religious Ed: MONDAY Rel Ed - LP reconciliation 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • MS CYM: MONDAY Rel Ed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • HS CYM: MONDAY Rel Ed (9th & 10th) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

February 25, 2020
  • School: Prayer Service 9:30 am Evans Gym

  • Parish: Surviving Divorce 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Are you going through a marital separation ordivorce? Have you gone through a separation or divorce in the pastand are still stressed? Maybe you know someone who’s going throughseparation and divorce. St. Louis parish is offering a program that willhelp. It’s called “Surviving Divorce.” The program covers 12 consecutive weeks of one and a half hour sessions on Tuesday evening, beginning on February 18. Many people have been helped bythis program. Come to an introductory session and see if this is foryou. Contact Leo Regensburger at 410-382-9064 or leoregensburger@comcast.net.

February 26, 2020
  • School: School Mass 9:30 a.m.

  • School: Ash Wednesday

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Ash Wednesday

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Ash Wednesday Mass 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm St. Louis Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029, USA See more details

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

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

  • Youth Religious Ed: W.I.R.E.D. Speaker 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • HS CYM: W.I.R.E.D. Speaker 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

February 27, 2020
  • Parish: Divine Mercy Prayer Group 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Room 303

  • HS CYM: Spark Team Meeting 3 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • 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

February 28, 2020
  • School: Vision Screening

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm St. Louis Social Hall See more details

  • Faith in the Family: Children's Stations of the Cross 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm St. Louis Chapel See more details

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


    Come join us with your little ones for a children-focused, stress-free Stations of the Cross experience in the St. Louis 1889 Chapel each Friday during Lent (except Good Friday).  We’ll briefly explain why and how we pray the Stations of the Cross, then give our little ones an opportunity to actively participate and get up close to each Station as we make the Way of the Cross together. We’ll finish in time to head to the Social Hall afterwards to share a Lenten Dinner together. This is a great opportunity to introduce your young ones to the Stations and to stay focused on the love Jesus has for us. Come stay awake with Him for just one hour.  

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm St. Louis Church See more details

February 29, 2020
  • Parish: ACTS Men's SCC: Daub 7:00 am - 9:00 am - Room 303

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

    Family Life for all grades

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Family Life All Grades 9:00 am - 10:30 am

March 1, 2020
  • 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: 10:45am Server TRaining 10:30 am - 11:30 am

  • HS CYM: Lunches for the Homeless 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

March 2, 2020
  • Youth Religious Ed: MONDAY Rel Ed - LP reconciliation 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • MS CYM: MONDAY Rel Ed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • HS CYM: MONDAY Rel Ed (9th & 10th) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

March 3, 2020
  • Faith in the Family: FitF Meditative Rosary for World Peace 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm St Louis 1889 Chapel See more details

  • Parish: Meditation Rosary for World Peace 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Chapel

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Rosary Guild - Making Rosaries 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Social Hall Room 303 See more details

  • Parish: Surviving Divorce 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Are you going through a marital separation ordivorce? Have you gone through a separation or divorce in the pastand are still stressed? Maybe you know someone who’s going throughseparation and divorce. St. Louis parish is offering a program that willhelp. It’s called “Surviving Divorce.” The program covers 12 consecutive weeks of one and a half hour sessions on Tuesday evening, beginning on February 18. Many people have been helped bythis program. Come to an introductory session and see if this is foryou. Contact Leo Regensburger at 410-382-9064 or leoregensburger@comcast.net.

March 4, 2020
  • Youth Religious Ed: W.I.R.E.D. Speaker 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • HS CYM: W.I.R.E.D. Speaker 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

March 5, 2020
  • 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: Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Music Room

March 6, 2020
  • MS CYM: Italian Dinner Weekend!

  • HS CYM: Italian Dinner Weekend!

  • 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.

  • Faith in the Family: FitF A "Simple Meal" for Lent (CDA) 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm St. Louis Social Hall, See more details

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Lenten Soup and Sandwich 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Social Hall See more details

  • Faith in the Family: Children's Stations of the Cross 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm St. Louis Chapel , See more details

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


    Come join us with your little ones for a children-focused, stress-free Stations of the Cross experience in the St. Louis 1889 Chapel each Friday during Lent (except Good Friday).  We’ll briefly explain why and how we pray the Stations of the Cross, then give our little ones an opportunity to actively participate and get up close to each Station as we make the Way of the Cross together. We’ll finish in time to head to the Social Hall afterwards to share a Lenten Dinner together. This is a great opportunity to introduce your young ones to the Stations and to stay focused on the love Jesus has for us. Come stay awake with Him for just one hour.  

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm St. Louis Church See more details