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

Movie Night at St Louis

Join fellow parishioners, family and friends on Friday, September 20th, at 7:00pm in the Parish Social Hall for a showing of Paul, Apostle of Christ. This vivid dramatization brings to life the story of one of the most prolific writers of the New Testament, Paul the Apostle. Although written 2,000 years ago, his writings still resound with truth for the modern reader, as he encourages Christians to know the one in whom they believe. Gather your family and friends to hear God's Word come alive in the voice of Paul in a community of believers.

The movie is rated PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images. (While accurately depicting the brutal treatment endured by first century Christians, the Roman candle scenes in the first 15 minutes are particularly disturbing.)

St. Francis Festival - Celebrate Our Feast Day!

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 2:00-5:00 pm - St. Francis of Assisi Parish Grounds

  • Blessing of Animals at 2:30pm - Bring pet on a leash or in a carrier, or bring your favorite stuffed animal
  • Hot dogs, soft drinks & beer for sale
  • Petting Zoo & Pumpkin Patch
  • Games & Activities for all ages - Scavenger Hunt - Soccer Challenge
  • Ice cream

St. Louis/St. Francis Women's ACTS Retreats

We would like to invite all men and women (age 18 or older) to attend the Women's Retreat on October 10 through 13 at Bon Secours Retreat Center. It will be an opportunity for spiritual renewal and to make many new friends.  The fee for each retreatant is $350.00 and includes all meals and a private room with a bathroom.  Please register online at stlouisparish.org/acts.

A deposit of $200.00 must be submitted to St. Louis in order to reserve your place on the retreat. Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending the retreat.  If you are unable to pay part of the fee, or need further information regarding the women’s retreat contact Anne Goudreau at agoudreauacts@gmail.com or 410-290-7648 or Susan Dragonette at actsdragonette@gmail.com or 410-531-6426.

Temporary Entrances

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

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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 September 8 at 12:30 pm in the Pastoral Center Social Hall.

Current Parishioner Status/Info Change

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September 17, 2019
  • School: Back to School Night - Grs. 3 & 4/ 8:00-8:30 pm

  • School: HSA Parent Welcome Night - 6:30-7:30 pm

  • School: Parents of K-2 Back to School Night 7:30-8:00 pm - classrooms

  • School: Individual Student Pictures

  • College & Young Adult: Summit on Young Adult Ministry (Virtual Gathering)

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

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Mandatory Returning Parents' Meeting 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cafeteria See more details

  • Faith in the Family: FitF Mandatory New Parents' Meeting 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cafeteria See more details

September 18, 2019
  • College & Young Adult: Summit on Young Adult Ministry (Virtual Gathering)

  • School: School Board Meeting - 7:00 pm

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

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

September 19, 2019
  • College & Young Adult: Summit on Young Adult Ministry (Virtual Gathering)

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

September 20, 2019
  • School: Food Collection ends

  • Parish: Movie Night at St Louis 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Join fellow parishioners, family and friends in the Parish Social Hall for a showing of Paul, Apostle of Christ. This vivid dramatization brings to life the story of one of the most prolific writers of the New Testament, Paul the Apostle.

September 22, 2019
  • 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

September 23, 2019
  • School: Join us at Chick-fil-A! - all day

  • Youth Religious Ed: MONDAY Rel Ed 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

September 24, 2019
  • School: Student Council Induction - Congratulations

September 25, 2019
  • School: Room Parents Meeting - 6:30-8:00 pm

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Saturday Religious Education Volunteer Open House 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Howard Bishop Rooms

    Calling all Catechists, Catechist Assistants, Youth Helpers and our Resource Team: Please join us for our annual open house and "Mash-tinis". Light fare dinner will be served. TIme and more details to follow.

    Please mark your calendar to join us as we usher in another fantastic year of religious education. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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

September 26, 2019
  • Parish: Haiti Committee Meeting 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Room 307 or Room 303

    Monthly committee meeting

September 27, 2019
  • School: Out of Uniform Day - $1 to dress down

  • HS CYM: Maryland 8:00 am - 9:00 am

September 29, 2019
  • Parish: Eucharistic Adoration 7:30 am - 10:00 pm in the Chapel

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

September 30, 2019
  • School: Professional Day for Faculty and Staff

  • School: SCHOOL CLOSED

  • Youth Religious Ed: MONDAY Rel Ed Retreat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Youth Religious Ed: ACT NOW Retreat (7th & 8th Grade) 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • MS CYM: MONDAY Rel Ed Retreat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • MS CYM: ACT NOW Retreat (7th & 8th Grade) 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • HS CYM: MONDAY Rel Ed Retreat (9th & 10th) 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Net Ministries 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Social Hall

October 1, 2019
  • School: Class Pictures (6th gr. picture on Oct. 8)

  • School: Fall Clubs begin

  • School: Respect Life Month begins

  • School: 96th Anniversary of St. Louis School

  • School: 6th Gr. Net Ministries Retreat

  • 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

October 2, 2019
  • School: Parents of prospective students visit 9:30-11:00 am

  • School: 7th Gr. Net Ministries Retreat

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

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

October 3, 2019
  • School: 8th Gr. Net Ministries Retreat

  • School: Grs. 4, 7 & 8 Beginner & Symphonic Bands Lessons begin

  • School: Symphonic Band after school rehearsals begin - Thursdays until 4:50 pm

  • HS CYM: Nail 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 4, 2019
  • School: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

  • 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 Friday Night Rosary 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 1889 Chapel See more details

October 5, 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

  • Elementary Religious Ed: Saturday Religious Ed Classes Begin! 9:00 am - 10:30 am

October 6, 2019
  • School: Family Bingo! - Kitchen 4:30; Bingo 5:00-7:00

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

    Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament

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

  • Faith in the Family: St. Francis Fall Festival & Blessing of Animals 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm See more details

  • Parish: St. Francis Festival 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm St. Francis of Assisi Parish Grounds

    Celebrate our Feast Day!
    Blessing of Animals 2:30pm -Bring pet on a leash or in a carrier, or bring your favorite stuffed animal
    Hotdogs, soft drinks & beer for sale - Petting Zoo & Pumpkin Patch - Games & Activities for all ages - Scavenger Hunt - Soccer Challenge

October 7, 2019
  • School: Scholastic Book Fair begins!

  • School: Girls on the Run Sock Collection begins

  • Youth Religious Ed: MONDAY Rel Ed 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

Archdiocese of Baltimore

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