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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 (and open to adults on Wednesdays when school is not in session)

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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Join Us in the Renew My Church Prayer

St. Luke Parish has been grouped in the Archdiocese of Chicago's Renew My Church Initiative with St. Bernardine Parish in Forest Park. Our two parishes' Group Feedback and Discernment Teams have been looking at our parishes' assets and needs to consider ways we can collaborate. The Team's new Summary Report is available to read here. To read more about the Archdiocesan-wide initiative, goals and objectives, visit the RMC website at

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Thanks for visiting St. Luke Church! If you are looking for a spiritual home, you are invited to join us in our journey to draw ever nearer to Jesus Christ, to grow in understanding of his teachings, to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation, and to experience the richness of the Catholic Faith. We would like to hear from you! Contact us at 708-435-8912, or by email here, and learn what St. Luke Church offers to help connect you to God in your life.

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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.

Tuesday's RMC meeting
concludes public input

San Damiano Cross -- symbol of Renew My Church initiative in ChicagoThe deadline has passed for parishioner feedback on the proposed scenarios for St. Luke and St. Bernardine parishes to be combined in the Renew My Church initiative. 

    The Group Feedback and Discernment Teams from both parishes will now work on a final Summary Report with its final recommendations to submit to the Archdiocese's RMC Commission on February 8. Click here to download the last draft of the report.) The final decision on the configuration of the two parishes is expected in March.

    The parish-wide meeting streamed on Tuesday, January 19, will be available for replay shortly. The link to the Zoom session will be sent to everyone on our parish email list when it is available, If you are not receiving any of our emails, call the Parish Office at 708-435-8912 to be added.


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 also will live-stream our next Mass on Facebook for those who cannot join us in person:

  • Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
    5:00 pm Saturday, January 24

As long as the state of Illinois is following Stage 3 restrictions for the COVID pandemic, the Parish Office will be closed, but staff will be checking their emails messages daily. You may reach us by clicking here for the staff directory or by calling the Parish Office at 708-435-8912.


Wednesday 8:30 Mass for students only again

Now that St. Luke School has resumed its in-person classes again, the 8:30 Mass on Wednesdays will again be open only to the school students and faculty. The school Mass will be streamed on our parish Facebook page, and everyone is invited to join the Mass virtually each week on Facebook or with the replay that's available here on our home page shortly after the Mass concludes.



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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