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St. Luke Church
7600 W. Lake Street
River Forest, IIlinois


Weekday Mass Times

6:30 am Monday-Friday

8:30 am Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday

Sunday Mass Times

Saturday: 5:00 pm (live-streamed on Facebook)

Sunday: 9:00 and 11:00 am


Note: Sunday Masses are limited due to the COVID pandemic.  Pre-registration is required through our SignUpGenius reservation system. A new link to the sign-up page is sent out each Tuesday for the upcoming weekend Masses. To receive this link, please sign up for our parish email updates below.


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


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2. Send the word "Donation" to 708-616-0633 
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October is Month of the Holy Rosary


Our new Rosary Group will be praying this devotional prayer in church at 6:30 pm each Monday through Friday. No pre-registration is required. Just check in at the west (ramp) door, where a greeter will take your contact info. (Please remember to wear your mask the entire time.) If you're not sure of the prayers, click here to download a one-page guide.

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The Archdiocese of Chicago issued this reflection on the many considerations a Catholic should take into account when deciding who to vote for on November 3rd. Click on the picture above to view the video and click here to access an Election 2020 Guide prepared by the bishops across our state through the Catholic Conference of Illinois.

We are now part of Renew My Church

Join Us in the Renew My Church Prayer

St. Luke Parish has been "activated" to participate in the Archdiocese of Chicago's Renew My Church Initiative this fall. We are presently grouped with St. Bernardine Church in Forest Park. The first step is to form an RMC Committee who will be looking at our parish's assets and liabilities as we look at ways to collaborate with St. Bernardine. 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. Please joinour 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 and for a plan that will lead our two parishes to thriving growth in the Lord.


New Mass schedule


We have resumed our daily weekday Masses that will be open to the public.
No pre-registration is required for these Masses. Just check in at the
west (ramp) door 10-15 minutes beforehand.


6:30 am Mass - Monday through Friday

8:30 am Mass - Monday & Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday

Please note that the 8:30 Mass on Wednesdays is closed to allow St. Luke School
students to attend. It will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.

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GiveCentral offers an easy and convenient way
to support St. Luke during this pandemic and all year-round

Without our weekly Masses, many families are inadvertently missing their weekly commitment to support our parish. So we recommend online giving as a safe, convenient, and easy way to make gifts -- whether it's for your Sunday offering or a one-time gift such as for special 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 during this flu pandemic shut-down or even at other times 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.

Join us for Mass online


St. Luke is offering Masses each weekend for a limited number of worshippers who pre-register to attend on Saturday or Sunday. You must sign up here to receive our email updates with the weekly link to each weekend's Masses and other liturgies as they are scheduled.


We will also be live-streaming the Mass for Sundays on Facebook. The next Mass will be:

  • Mass for the ThirtiethSunday
    in Ordinary Time

    5:00 pm Saturday, October 24

Click here for a copy of the Act of Spiritual Communion, which you may offer at Communion Time of any streamed or televised Mass.


Pray the Rosary at home

Newcomers are invited to join our virtual Rosary Group that prays the Rosary on Thursday evenings. Two times are available -- 6:00 and 9:00 pm -- and anyone who is interested can sign up for one or both times by sending an email with your name and time preference to mdalpino@ If you're not sure of the Rosary prayers, click here for a one-page guide you can print out.


Guide to Reopened Churches

Tips for worshipers coming to reopened churchesBefore you come to church for Reconciliation, Baptism, Funeral, Weddings, or Mass, please read through this pamphlet prepared by the Archdiocese of Chicago with tips for how you can prepare yourself at home and when you come to church. Click here for your free copy of the pamphlet.

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Our parish priests are praying for the special intentions in our Mass book every day either at our reopened Masses or at Mass that they celebrate privately. Here are this week's intentions to remember in our prayers for the parish:

Sunday, October 18

 † Margaret Sullivan

  † Joseph Giustino

    The People of St. Luke Parish

Monday, October 19

  † Nick Crosby

  † The Hafner Family

Tuesday, October 20

  † Fr. Pat Henry

  † Mario Nixon

Wednesday, October 21

    Private intention

  † Fr. James Walsh

Thursday, October 22

  †  Deceased members of the Anderson and Froelich Families

  †  Corinne James

Friday, October 23

  †  Karen Reynolds

  † Alex Aquilino Sr.

Saturday, October 24

  † Thomas and Bradley Trifone

  † Memorial Mass for Gertrude Moran

  † Alice Szmyd

Sunday, October 25

   The People of St. Luke Parish

  † Sheila Gibbs; Vince DeNardo; Sr. Joan Slobig; Patricia Carey; Deceased members of the Anderson and Froelich Families

  † The Crowley and Cusack Families


To have a Mass offered for the memory of your loved one or a special occasion, email your request to




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, which is
located on the north side of the school (just west of the church, turn north at the corner of Lake Street and 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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