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

"Come, Hear The Bells Ring"!

The Mass and Dedication of the Bell Tower
Sunday, January 26, 2020 -11:15 am Mass
Celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori
Con-celebrated by Monsignor Joseph L. Luca
Dedication of the Bell Tower immediately following
Please join us for a reception hosted by St. Louis School in the Social Hall at the conclusion of the dedication

St. Louis Concert Series

Start the new year with a performance by The Six Degree Singers on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 pm in the 1889 Chapel. This Silver Spring-based ensemble features young professionals performing an eclectic program entitled “SH2OWER to SH2ORE: A Celebration of Water.” The evening will include works by Palestrina, Whitacre, and Hogan that range across ages/genres and focus on Earth’s most precious natural resource. A wine and cheese reception follows the performance. For more information and to purchase $20.00 tickets, visit www.stlconcertseries.org

Respect Life: March for Life!

Join us as we go to the nicest pro-life rally in the nation! Sign up for a seat on the St. Louis bus for the March for Life on January 24, 2020. Cost is $15 per person or $45 for parent(s) and children. Bus leaves St. Louis at 10 am. To reserve a seat, e-mail stlouisrespectlife@gmail.com or call Sue Arlinghaus at 410-531-1320.

Can’t go on the March for Life? Join us in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, January 24, from 7:30 am until 4 pm in the Church. We pray for the respect of all human life from conception to natural death to spread throughout our nation and the world. Please sign up for an adoration time in the Narthex, or contact Sue Arlinghaus.

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 January 12, at 10:30am in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change

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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.

January 18, 2020
  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Education

    MLK Weekend!

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

  • Parish: Concert Series - SH2OWER to SH2ORE: A Celebration of Water 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - 1889 Chapel

    Start the new year with a performance by The Six Degree Singers.This Silver Spring-based ensemble features young professionals performing an eclectic program entitled “SH2OWER to SH2ORE: A Celebration of Water.” The evening will include works by Palestrina, Whitacre, and Hogan that range across ages/genres and focus on Earth’s most precious natural resource. A wine and cheese reception follows the performance. For more information and to purchase $20.00 tickets, visit www.stlconcertseries.org

January 19, 2020
  • Wee Praise: No Wee Praise Classes

    MLK Weekend

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

January 20, 2020
  • School: Archdiocesan Offices Closed

  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED

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

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

January 21, 2020
  • School: School Mass - 9:30 a.m. - Church

  • School: School Board Meeting 7:00 pm

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

January 22, 2020
  • Elementary Religious Ed: First Eucharist Parent Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

  • 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

January 23, 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: 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

January 24, 2020
  • School: Eucharistic Adoration for Life - Church

  • Elementary Religious Ed: March for Life

  • Parish: Respect Life: March for Life!

    Join us as we go to the nicestpro-life rally in the nation! Sign up for a seat on the St. Louis bus for theMarch for Life on January 24, 2020. Cost is $15 per person or $45 for parent(s)and children. Bus leaves St. Louis at 10 am. To reserve a seat, e-mailstlouisrespectlife@gmail.com or call Sue Arlinghaus at 410-531-1320.

  • Parish: PRAY, PRAY, PRAY FOR LIFE! 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Can’t go on the March for Life? Joinus in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church. We pray for the respect of all humanlife from conception to natural death to spread throughout our nationand the world. Please sign up for an adoration time in the Narthex, email stlouisrespectlife@gmail.com, or call Sue at 410-531-1320.

January 25, 2020
  • Elementary Religious Ed: No Saturday Religious Education

    Long HCPS Weekend

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

  • HS CYM: Retreat Team Training Day 1 of 2 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

January 26, 2020
  • School: Catholic Schools Week - Jan. 26-Feb. 1

  • 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

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

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

January 27, 2020
  • School: School Mass - 9:30 a.m. - Church

  • School: Parent Appreciation Day 9:30-3:30 & pizza lunch

  • School: NO AM OR PM BUSES

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

January 28, 2020
  • School: Interims distributed to K-8

January 29, 2020
  • School: Welcome Wednesday 9:30-11:00 am