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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,
                   Saturday 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil (anticipated Mass): 5:00 pm
Sunday:  7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am
Monthly Youth Mass: 5:00 pm June 11.

Holy Days: Please check the bulletin or this website for any special times for Masses on these days.


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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Rev. Robert A. Cross portrait with cross

We mourn the loss of Reverend Robert A. Cross, a faithful friend of St. Luke Parish.

Fr. Cross was a familiar face around St. Luke, from his years as a student at St. Luke Parish School to his first Mass in St. Luke Church after his ordination to the priesthood. While he was never assigned to St. Luke Parish, he assisted with Masses and sacraments and was a friendly presence at many of our parish events for nearly 20 years after he retired as pastor at neighboring Ascension Parish in Oak Park. He passed into eternal life on June 9, just six months after turning 90. We will miss him.

For more details, click here to read the full obituary.

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The special collection for the Pope's charitable work will be this weekend, June 24-25!

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Totus Tuus Summer Camp in River Forest July 23-29

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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 Catholic faith if you've been away from the Church for a while -- call the Parish Office at 708-771-8250 or send an email here.


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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?

One Mass on
Fourth of July

We will have just one Mass on the morning of Independence Day, July 4, at 9:00 am. We wish everyone a safe and relaxing holiday!


on July 1

Our next time of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament will be on Saturday, July 1, right after the 8:00 am Mass. The prayers will begin with the rosary, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and silent prayer, and concluding with Benediction. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation also will be available. All are welcome.


Register now for
Religious Ed

All families planning to enroll their children in St. Luke’s Religious Education Program for the 2017-18 year need to fill out the registration form. Even those who had children in the program this year are asked to fill out the form again, which can be accessed online here along with other information about the program.


Bocce in the Park

St. Luke Prime Timers' will start their second season of Bocce Ball on Thursday, June 1, on the Lake Street courts across the street from the Jewel store. The group will play on Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 am. No prior knowledge of the game  or pre-registration is needed — just a desire to have fun. Join them when you can!


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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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