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Newly refurbished front of St. Luke Church

St. Luke Church gleams in the
sun now that refurbishing of
its front entrance and bell tower
is finished.

Is your pledge
to our Capital Campaign
completed, too?

Click here to see what else
has been accomplished with
your gifts so far ...
and what's still to come!


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St. Luke Church Office

708-771-8250 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)

528 Lathrop Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1835


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St. Luke's Family Fall Festival is coming up November 6.


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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 takes you 12 flights up
on a picturesque tour of the restoration work that's been taking place on St. Luke Church's
front façade and bell tower. Just click the photo to start your tour!

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Interested in Becoming a Catholic?

If you or someone you know is feeling called to join the Catholic Church, to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and/or Confirmation, or simply to grow in your understanding of the faith, our parish invites you to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).


This process involves regular meetings over the eight months leading up to the Easter Vigil. Through this process the Church welcomes converts into our community and provides baptized Catholics an opportunity to return to more active participation in the Church or to learn more about the Catholic faith.


You can read more about the RCIA process at the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' website.


To find out more information about the RCIA at our parish, please call the rectory office at 708-771-8250 or send an email here.


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All Are Welcome!

St. Luke Parish in River Forest has been a home for Catholic faith, worship, and discipleship since 1887. Called by God and led by the Holy Spirit, we are a community gathered around the Eucharist, nourished by Jesus' Word and Sacrament. We are committed to life-long faith formation and building God's Kingdom through our living of the Gospel in prayer and service. All are welcome to join us in our mission to educate, celebrate, and inspire.


Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am, and 12:00 noon
(9:00 is our Family Mass with Children's Liturgy of the Word offered during the school year)


Weekday Mass Times
Monday-Friday: 6:30 and 8:00 am
Saturday: 8:00 am
Holy Days & Holidays
Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
available after 6:30 and 8:00 am weekday Mass and by appointment

Open doors to the churchIf you are new to our parish community or just visiting, you are always welcome to join us.


We are happy to have you share with us at the celebration of the Eucharist. If you do not have a church home, we invite you to become a part of our parish family. Our church is open to anyone looking for a spiritual home.


To register as a parishioner, please stop by or call the rectory at 708-771-8250 on any weekday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We look forward to hearing from you!


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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.


What's Happening?

Loose Change Adds Up
for Women in Need

Baby bottle used to collect change for Aid for Women's organization.It's said that you can form a new habit by repeating something seven times. This Respect Life Month is the perfect time to form a new habit of contributing to the cause of unborn babies. Just remember to add the loose change in your pocket to the Aid for Women Baby Bottles handed out at last Sunday's Masses. Do this each night this week and you will be on your way to a habit worth repeating. Keep doing this all month and then bring your baby bottle back to Mass the weekend of October 29-30. Didn't get a bottle? Any clean container will be a good substitute.

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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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