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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: See bulletin of that week

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 this month:

Jan. 9 8:15 am
Jan. 16 8:15 am
Jan. 23 8:00 am
Jan. 30 8:15 pm
Feb. 6 8:15 pm
Feb. 13 8:15 pm
Feb. 20 8:15 pm
Feb. 27 8:15 pm
Mar. 6 8:00 am



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Are Your Reading Our Parish Book for 2019? Minimize

Link to Matthew Kelly book promo

Thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor, St. Luke was happy to distribute copies of Matthew Kelly's newest book as a Christmas gift to all who celebrated the birth of Christ with us this year. The book, entitled The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity is the perfect followup to Christmas with its attention to the reasons we're so unhappy despite all the material and cultural wealth we have in our society. To learn more about the book, click on the image above to hear about it in the author's own words.


Join Us in the Renew My Church Prayer


All parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago are participating in the Renew My Church Initiative as we look at ways to collaborate with each other to make a more vibrant, inviting church for all to see and join. This initiative is founded in Jesus Christ's call to us to constantly renew His Church by making disciples, building strong and resilient faith communities, and inspiring witness at every level. While St. Luke is not in the first waves of parishes to begin this revitalization process, we do join our prayers for our archdiocese and those parishes that are at the forefront. Please join our parishioners in the video above in offering the Renew My Church Prayer as a sign of solidarity with our fellow Catholics across the Chicagoland area.

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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?

Youth Group Meets
This Sunday

Our Parish Youth Group will have its next gathering this Sunday evening, January 20, starting at 6:00 pm in the Hospitality House. Junior high and high school students are welcome to come for a light supper and some fun activities.


Early Valentine Tea for Prime Timers

The Prime Timers are celebrating Valentine's Day a little early this year. Their holiday tea will be on Tuesday, February 12, in the Hospitality House. Sweet memories of last year's wonderful homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and delicious cakes will be enjoyed again this year. The cost is $25 and must be paid in advance. Please call Noreen at 708-366-7327 by February 5 to make a reservation.

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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