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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
Youth Mass: 5:00 pm on the third Sunday of each month

Holidays: 9:00 am only

Holy Days: 6:30 and 8:00 am and 7:00 pm

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 the remainder of this year:

Sept 26 8:15 am
Oct. 3 8:15 am
Oct. 10 8:15 am
Oct. 17 8:15 am
Oct. 24 8:15 am
Oct. 31 8:15 am
Nov. 7 8:15 am
Nov. 14 8:15 am
Nov. 21 8:15 am
Nov. 28 8:15 am
Dec. 5 8:15 am
Dec. 12 8:00 am
Dec. 19 8:15 am
Dec. 26 8:15 am



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Join Us in the Renew My Church Prayer


Cardinal Blase Cupich has invited all parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago to attend a huge Renew My Church Summit on October 1-2. and St. Luke Parish is preparing a delegation to represent us at this important gathering. This initiative is founded in Jesus Christ's call to us to constantly renew His Church. Following this, the entire archdiocese is examining ways to revitalize the Church here at its grassroots by making disciples, building strong and resilient faith communities, and inspiring witness at every level.


Please join us in praying the Renew My Church Prayer on a regular basis as we await our turn to take part in the RMC initiative that will eventually touch every one of Chicago's 356 parishes. If you are not familiar with the prayer, join the cross-section of St. Luke parishioners in the video above in offering this beautiful prayer in unity with fellow Catholics across the Chicagoland area.

Learn About the Catholic Faith Minimize

ATTENTION: all those who are feeling called to get closer to Jesus Christ, to understand his teachings, to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation -- or simply to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith if stories in the news have you wondering what it's really like to be a Catholic.


We would like to hear from you! A new season of inquiry, RCIA, and sacramental preparation sessions will be starting soon. Contact our Parish Office at 708-771-8250, or by email here, and learn what programs we have to enrich your faith and spiritual life.

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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?

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for Choirs

St. Luke has two vocal children's choirs (for grades 1-8) and a Handbell Choir (grades 5-8) plus two adult choirs that lead our congregation in sung prayer each weekend.This is an especially good way for anyone to learn about music and harmonizing with others, as well as participating more fully at Mass. Click here for details on the children's choirs. Adults, please call the rectory at 435-8912 for your choirs.



Religious Ed
Starting Soon

Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 26, so sign up your children for the 2018-2019 year. Click here to read about the Religious Education Program and registration.


New Walking Group

Enjoy the autumn scenery by joining the Prime Timers' new Walking Group on Fridays. Newcomers are encouraged to start with Mass at 8:00. The group meets right after Mass at the west entrance of the church where the handicapped ramp is located. Each individual sets her or his own pace and decides how far to continue each week. For a little exercise from now through October 19, join the group whenever 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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