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

Temporary Entrances

The steps to the Church are being completely shut down beginning this weekend and we will have temporary entrances for Church.


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 September 15 at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

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August 22, 2019
  • Parish: Haiti Committee Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Room 307 or Room 303

    Monthly committee meeting

August 25, 2019
  • School: Feast of St. Louis the King

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

August 26, 2019
  • School: Orientation for Parents of All New Students 7-8 pm Howard Bishop Rooms - Complimentary Child Care

August 28, 2019
  • School: Orientation for New School Board Members - 7:00 p.m. - Pastoral Center

  • School: Drop-in visits for K-8 - 5:00-6:00 pm - classrooms

September 1, 2019
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

September 2, 2019
  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED - Labor Day

September 3, 2019
  • School: Before Care and After Care begin

  • School: Milk and School Lunch begin

  • School: Pre-K Parents Orientation - 6:00-7:00 pm - Howard Bishop Rooms


  • 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

September 4, 2019
  • School: Opening School Mass - 9:30 a.m. - Church

September 5, 2019

September 6, 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.

September 7, 2019
  • Faith in the Family: FitF 1st Saturday morning Coffee with Mary 8:30 am - 10:00 am Social Hall, Room 303 See more details

September 8, 2019
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

  • Parish: Our Daily Bread Chicken Collection 7:30 am - 1:30 pm - Maintenance Barn

September 11, 2019
  • School: Lunch/Recess Volunteers Meeting - 11:00 am - Cafeteria

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