You Are Here : Home Monday, February 08, 2016

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Tuckpointing beginning on church.

The first phase of tuckpointing the
church has just been completed
on the west side. This phase
included tuckpointing the chimney
and west wall, which had many
gaps in the masonry. Your
fulfillment of your pledges is
needed to help us keep going

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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Parish Transformation Gets Underway This Month!

Archdiocese of Chicago Parish Transformation logoThe Parish Transformation process has begun! Everyone in St. Luke Parish is invited to provide input and feedback that will be used to formulate our mission for Christ. A very important way everyone can contribute to this process is our parish survey, which is available online now. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, but it is critical that as many parishioners as possible complete this survey to help guide the discussions we will have over the next few months.

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The survey is available here:

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We want to hear from everyone who is registered in the parish or who attends Mass regularly. So we ask that all teens and adults in each household fill out their own survey. Thank you for your help and support!


What is Parish Transformation?

Parish Transformation is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Chicago launched in 2011 that aims to revitalize parish life by focusing on the mission of Christ as the fundamental impetus for formulating a pastoral vision. Parish Transformation helps parish leadership develop strategies for the future that link mission and resources. The process is parishioner-driven with the assistance of a facilitator provided by the Archdiocese. Over a 12-week period, the parish leadership starts with a careful review of current parish life and then imagines how the community might choose to grow and define itself for the future.

Click here to read more about the Parish Transformation Program.


Resources to help you make the most of Lent 2016

There are many excellent Catholic websites that offer free resource to help you enjoy a richerfaith experience this Lent, including prayers, daily meditations, online retreats, videos, activities for familiies with children, calendars, and apps. Take a look at these popular sites:


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A Good Time to Examine Our Stewardship

As we look back over the past year and prepare ourselves for the new year, it's a good time to take stock and examine our understanding and appreciation of the many ministries in our parish, and give prayerful consideration to your financial stewardship.


Your volunteer time and regular contributions support the operation of the church and all of our ministries, and they are greatly appreciated. Our parish is using an online giving system called GiveCentral, which is strengthening stewardship as well as making it easier for everyone to make those contributions.


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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.



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.


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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 noon


Weekday Mass Times
Monday-Friday: 6:30 and 8:00 am
Saturday: 8:00 am
Holy Days
available after 6:30 and 8:00 am weekday Mass and by appointment


Open doors to the churchIf you are new to our church or just visiting,
you are always welcome to join us any time.
Please stop and introduce yourself!


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 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!



Upcoming Events

Tom and Mary Beth Smedinghoff

Join Us for
a Gala Night
February 27!

We're pleased to be honoring Tom and Mary Beth Smedinghoff at the 27th Annual St. Luke Dinner Dance and Auction. Get together with your friends and reserve your seats -- or a whole table -- for a fun evening February 27 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont. Click here to make your reservations now!

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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
which is located behind the school, 1 block west of the church and just north 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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