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St. Luke Church in winter.

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Tuckpointing beginning on church.

Construction work is beginning on the west side of the church. This phase involves tuckpointing the chimney and west wall. Access to the handicapped ramp and entrance will remain open.

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St. Luke Church

708-771-8250 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)

528 Lathrop Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1835


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Purple ribbons in front of church are symbols for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is ... Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Look for the purple ribbons around the church
and join us for a Walk for Awareness starting 
at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 18, in Keystone Park!


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Interested in Becoming a Catholic?

RCIA symbol of the Holy Spirit over the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation

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 next eight months, culminating at the Easter Vigil next March. 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 contact Deacon Bob Slobig at 771-6430 or by email at


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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

Walk for

Next Sunday, October 18, walkers of all ages are invited to participate in this event organized by churches in the River Forest-Oak Park area to raise awareness of Domestic Violence and show support for victims. The two-mile walk will begin and end in Keystone Park, Lake Street and Thatcher Avenue in River Forest. There is no charge to participate, but all walkers must register at the check-in table first starting at 1:30 pm. The walk will begin promptly at 2:30. Click here for more information.


Green Team

St. Luke's new Green Team is still looking for new members to join the effort to improve the carbon footprint of our parish. This is the perfect time to join since the Archdiocese is providing a workshop for all Green Teams at Ascension Church in Oak Park on Sunday, October 18, at 1:30 pm. Contact Tony Graefe to learn more.


Panelists' Overview of
Planned Parenthood

St. Luke will host a panel discussion on A Quick and Easy Guide to the Planned Parenthood Videos at 7:00 pm on October 29. Mary Hallan-FioRito, an attorney and nationally-known speaker-author, Bob Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, and Dan Proft, radio personality and commentator, will provide an overview of Planned Parenthood and discuss the videos that recently revealed the organization's inside operations.


Family Mass With Children's Homily Oct. 25

St. Luke's 9:00 Sunday Family Mass on October 25 will include a special homily for children around the altar steps and music by our Children’s Choir. All families with young children are encouraged to attend.



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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