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Newly refurbished front of St. Luke Church

St. Luke Church gleams in the
sun now that refurbishing of
its front entrance and bell tower
is finished.

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to our Capital Campaign
completed, too?

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has been accomplished with
your gifts so far ...
and what's still to come!


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St. Luke Parish Office

708-771-8250 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)

528 Lathrop Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1835

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Way of the Cross Fridays in Lent at 6:00 pm at St. Luke Church



Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 8-9
Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation - 8:30-9:30 am & 3:30-4:30 pm
Saturday Mass - 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass - 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 am and 12:00 noon
Monday-Wednesday During Holy Week, April 10-12
Mass - 6:30 and 8:00 am
  (Sacrament of Reconciliation available after Mass)
Holy Thursday, April 13
Morning Prayer Service - 8:00 am
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:30 pm (followed by Adoration)
Closing Night Prayers - 11:30 pm
Good Friday, April 14
Morning Prayer Service - 8:00 am
Way of the Cross - 3:00 pm
Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord - 7:30 pm
  (Veneration of the Cross and Communion)
Holy Saturday, April 15
Morning Prayer Service - 8:00 am
Blessing of Easter Food - 12:00 noon in church
Easter Vigil Mass - 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 16

Mass - 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 am and 12:00 Noon

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How Will "Renew My Church" Change Chicago-Area Parishes?

Archbishop Cupich on WTTW's Chicago Tonight program.The Archdiocese of Chicago is almost ready to move into the next phase of the "Renew My Church" initiative. Archdiocesan planners have anaylyzed  surveys, consulted parish leaders, and looked at options for helping our parishes cope with a future with fewer priests, changing demographics, and the need for parishes to pool resources and work together to be better evangelizers of the Good News. Archbishop Cupich elaborated on his view of the whole initiative in an interview with WTTW's Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce.


Click here to see the whole interview.

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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?

  Wild Goose

The Wild Goose is coming
to St. Luke's on April 1!

Come "Encounter the Wild Goose," an Irish expression for the unbridled experience of the Holy Spirit, at St. Luke Church on April 1. Two dynamic speakers, Dr. Mark Nimo, PhD. and Rev. Bob Miller, will lead this day of music, prayer, instruction and spiritual renewal from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no fee, but RSVPs are requested. Click here for the full program and registration info. Come hear the Lord with greater clarity, be stirred with the power and grace of the Spirit in your daily life, and center your world around Him!


Lenten series
on Church leaders

Why did the Church pivot one way or another through the centuries? St. Luke will be exploring that question using Bishop Robert Barron's Catholicism: The Pivotal Players video series each Tuesday  through April 18 in St. Luke School's Waldron Hall (lower level). Each week features a new pivotal leader from St. Francis of Assisi to Michelangelo. There's no charge and no advance reading required. Come watch the video and join the ensuing discussion.


What Do Muslims
Really Believe?

The St. Luke Peace & Justice Committee has organized three nights of discussion on the book Who Speaks for Islam?, which looks at the broad spectrum of thought in the Islamic religion. The last meeting will take place on Monday, April 3. For more info and the locations, call the Parish Office at 708-771-8250.


Open House at
St. Luke School

If you're interested in enrolling your children in St. Luke Parish School, take advantage of a special Open House on Thursday, March 30, from 6:30-7:30 pm. It's the perfect opportunity to tour the facilities, learn about innovative learning programs and meet the principal and current school parents.

Tours also can be scheduled during the school day. (Prospective students in grades 1 through 8 can shadow a student in their grade!) To schedule a tour, please contact the Admission Coordinator via email or call 708-366-8587.

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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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