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


Mass Times
: Mon-Fri, 6:30 & 8:00 am
                 (except 8:15 most Wednesdays
                  during the school year -
                  see schedule below),

                  Saturdays 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil (anticipated Mass): 5:00 pm
Sunday:  7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am
    (Family Mass: 9:00 am with Children's
    Liturgy of the Word during the school year)
Youth Mass: 5:00 pm on the third Sunday
     of each month

Holidays: 9:00 am only

Holy Days: 6:30 and 8:00 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.


Ministry Scheduler Pro Link to current schedule

Wednesday Morning Mass Times Minimize

The second Mass on Wednesday mornings will start at 8:00 or 8:15 am, depending on St. Luke School students' participation. Here is the schedule for the remainder of this year:

Nov. 7 8:15 am
Nov. 14 8:15 am
Nov. 21 8:15 am
Nov. 28 8:15 am
Dec. 5 8:15 am
Dec. 12 8:00 am
Dec. 19 8:15 am
Dec. 26 8:15 am



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Learn About Last Weekend's Special Collection Minimize


This weekend we take up the Archdiocese's annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Click on the video above to see what kind of difference your donations are making in Chicago and nationwide!

Renew My Church Summit Update Minimize

We sent representatives of our Renew My Church steering committee to the Archdiocesan Summit on October 1-2. Click the picture above to see what they experienced!

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

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?

No Youth Mass
This Sunday

Unfortunately, our monthly Youth Mass that was scheduled for this Sunday, November 18, had to be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances. Please keep watching for more news on our Youth Ministry.


Sign Up to Light
the Advent Candles

We invite all parishioners to take a turn lighting the candles on the Advent Wreath. We encourage families of all sizes, plus individuals and groups of friends to participate in this special ritual, which marks our prayerful progress during this Advent season as we prepare ourselves to enter more fully into this season of the mystery of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please choose a date and Mass on the sign-up sheet in the back of church for yourself and family/group.


Remember Loved Ones
in Our Prayers

Throughout the month of November, we offer our prayers for all the faithful departed, that they may be quickly brought into the fullness of eternal life with God in heaven. Everyone is invited to write the names of relatives and friends who have died since last November in our Book of the Deceased, which will be kept in church all month. There also are special Remembrance Cards in church which you can use to submit names of departed loved ones that you would like us to pray for during the Prayer of the Faithful at weekday Masses. Fill one out and place it in the collection basket at any Mass this month.



Reflections from Pope Francis Minimize



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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