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St. Luke Church
7600 W. Lake Street
(Lake St. & Lathrop Ave.)
River Forest, IIlinois


Mass Times
: Monday-Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 am,
                 (except 8:15 am Wednesdays)
                       Saturday 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil (anticipated Mass): 5:00 pm
Sunday:  7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am
Youth Mass: 5:00 pm on the third Sunday of each month.

Holy Days & Holidays: Please check the bulletin or this website for special Mass times on these days.

NOTE: Special times for All Saints Day,
a holy day of obligation, will be:
6:30, 8:00, and (school Mass) 9:15 am,
and 7:00 pm

Confessions after the 6:30 and 8:00 am Masses and by appointment.


Parish Office / Mailing Address
528 Lathrop Avenue
River Forest IL  60305

Open Monday - Friday
9:00 am - Noon & 1:00 - 4:00 pm
and by appointment. Call 708-771-8250.



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St. Luke Parish Office

708-771-8250 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)

528 Lathrop Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1835



Monday thru Friday
9:00 am-Noon and
1:00-4:00 pm
and by appointment.


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Lukefest This Coming Weekend Minimize

Block PartyThe feast of St. Luke the Evangelist falls on a Wednesday (October 18)  this year, so we have a celebration planned in honor of our patron next Saturday, October 21. The St. Luke Women’s Club is hosting the LukeFest Block Party, starting with our traditional “Pack the Pews” Mass at 5:00 and continuing with food and fun entertainment on the parking lot afterwards. We'll have big screens with a movie for the kids and the ND v USC game for adults. Make your reservations online now at


Domestic Violence Awareness Month Minimize

Purple ribbon on tree in front of St. Luke Church

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and St. Luke's Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry team has planted the symbolic purple ribbon all around the church and school campus. Anyone in need of assistance should contact Sarah's Inn in Oak Park at 708-386-4225 or visit

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GiveCentral offers an easy, convenient way to support St. Luke Parish

Online giving is a safe, convenient, and easy way to make gifts whether it's for your weekly Sunday offering or a one-time gift, such as for special national collections. Once you sign up, you will be able to manage your giving preferences at any time, and you won't have to worry about writing a check or carrying cash to church each week. You can manage it anywhere you have an internet connection 24/7.

Online giving helps St. Luke, too, by giving us a predictable cash flow that we can plan on and by ensuring that a gift is received even when bad weather, illness or travel prevent Mass attendance. Please, if you haven't already, sign up today by visiting our secure GiveCentral page here.
On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you for all the prayers and financial contributions you provide so that our parish can be present and serving you.


St. Luke's Living History Minimize

Fr. John Szmyd on top of St. Luke Church bell tower

Strap your hard hat on, because you're going to need it as Fr. John Szmyd
takes you 12 flights up on a picturesque tour of the restoration work that
took place on St. Luke Church's front façade and bell tower last year.
Just click the photo to start your tour!

What's Happening?

Holy Fire and
This Friday

The UIC Pavilion will be blazing this Friday as our young people get charged by the Holy Spirit. By day, St. Luke 8th graders will experience a Confirmation retreat unlike any others with the Holy Fire array of music, prayer, and testimonials. Then at 6:00, the doors will open again to young adults from all over the city, Actor Mark Wahlberg joins other thought-provoking speakers at the (re)Encounter, an evening of music, laughter, and meaningful conversations. Click here to register for (re)Encounter.


A Time to Remember Our Deceased

St. Luke will have a special Mass of Remembrance on Saturday, November 4, that will be devoted to friends and relatives who have passed away this past year. The Mass at 11:00 am will be followed by a reception. RSVPs are requested by October 27. Please contact the Parish Office at 771-8250.


St. Luke School
Debuts New Video

Learn what St. Luke Parish School is all about in this new short video that's now on the Vimeo network.

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Directions:  The main entrance of St. Luke Church is located at 7600 W. Lake Street in River Forest, Illlinois (two lights west of Harlem Avenue at the northwest corner of Lake Street and Lathrop Avenue).  For directions from click here.

There are handicapped parking spots in the drive on the west side of the church, and there is an accessible entrance
(via a ramp) on the west side of the church. There also is an accessible bathroom in the front foyer.

Convenient parking is available on Lake Street, Lathrop Avenue, Ashland Avenue, and in the school parking lot
located on the north side of the school (which is 1 block west of the church at the corner of Lake Street on Ashland Avenue.)

We are also easily accessible by public transportation via the CTA Green Line (Harlem/Lake stop) or the Union Pacific West Metra Line
(River Forest stop).


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